The excursion to the port of Halle in Trotha brings together contemporary and historical perspectives on logistics and the transport of goods. Both the container terminal and adjacent depot of the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology will be visited.
The port, once part of the Hanseatic League, is now accessed by land through the Container Terminal Halle (Saale). As a transshipment terminal it specializes in the organization of logistics chains with combined transport. Containers are loaded from lorries onto the trains of the port’s own railway system and the other way around.
The second part of the excursion focuses on the logistics of knowledge and takes participants through the depot of the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology. The excursion provides a brief view of the history of the museum and demonstrates how now only a small portion of collections are put on display, while the majority are stored in depots. The guided tour explores the depot’s organization, storage, archival and cataloguing systems. Individual objects related to historical trade routes will also be examined.