The city of Halle (Saale) has a beautiful tale about the salt, having roots as remotely as the bronze Age. Salt production had a major role in the economic development of Halle.

After a visit to the remarkable “Sal Museum”, we had the chance to interview the museum’s director, who told us about the forms of production, the brotherhood of the salt workers still active in Halle and how this commonly used cooking element was used as a currency as important as gold.

Interview: Tina Klatte
Sound Design and Edition: Sol Rezza

All photos by Sol Rezza