Getting Settled

 

Getting Here:

By Plane: Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) is situated just outside of Leipzig and easily reachable either directly from many cities in- and outside of Europe or via the larger hub airports in Europe. It is also well integrated into Leipzig’s modern public transportation network. And with the recent opening of the City-Tunnel and its express lines, only a 20 minute ride away from the city center (stops “Hauptbahnhof”, “Markt” or “Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz”).

By Train: Leipzig’s main station (Hauptbahnhof) is a major hub of the German railway system, which itself is part of a larger European network. Major railway lines run through the city and Deutsche Bahn is offering direct and fast train connections to the city from almost any place in the country, making your trip here a very easy.

By Bus: Leipzig is also easily reachable via intercity bus lines (Fernbus), connecting the city to many other major cities in Germany and Europe. Offered by a variety of carriers, they all stop in the vicinity of the main station (Hauptbahnhof), bringing you right to the heart of the city.

By Car: Leipzig is situated at the junction of three major highways (A9, A14, A38), allowing you to easily get here from every direction. Exits “Leipzig-Mitte” and “Leipzig-Süd” provide for the fastest connections to the city center, depending on the direction you come from.

 

Getting Housing:

Although the Summer School does not provide for housing directly, we will offer you support in finding accommodation for your stay here in Leipzig, if needed. The city is home to a large variety of accommodation facilities, including individual dormitory rooms, a vast Couchsurfing and airbnb community, as well as a variety of hostels. All these choices make it easy to find the right choice for your needs and budget. Once you have been accepted to the Summer School, we will send you a list of suggestions to get you started for arranging your personal housing.

 

Getting Around:

The two major ways of getting around town are public transportation and bikes. The LVB, Leipzig’s public transportation authority, has a sophisticated and easily accessible network of tram, bus and light rail lines, offering regular services throughout the week and until late at night. Leipzig also has a great biking infrastructure. With its large network of bike paths and various rental services with automated stations across town, biking is probably the best and most enjoyable way of getting around Leipzig. And Leipzig being a city built on mostly flat terrain, loaded with parks and stretches of green, conveniently adds to this bike-friendly environment.

 

Getting Online:

Besides an excellent infrastructure that allows for roaming with your own contracts, the city has many free Wi-Fi hotspots, which can mostly be accessed quickly and easily. For your time at the Summer School and the places it is held at, we will provide you with both Wi-Fi access for your personal devices and, depending on the venue, with possibilities to get online via computer stations.