Arrival information

By plane from Leipzig-Halle airport


At the airport look for signs to the airport train station. If you feel it's a long walk - then you are on the right track! Direct trains are leaving every 30 minutes stopping at the main station ("Hauptbahnhof") which located in the city center of Leipzig.

You can buy your ticket either at a ticket counter (still in the airport building) just before moving down to the tracks, or downstairs at a ticket machine. Tickets for the regional trains ("RE") are also valid for our local trams within the city limits. Long distance trains ("IC"), which also every now and then connect the airport with the main train station, require a special, much more expensive ticket (which furthermore is not valid on the trams from Hauptbahnhof).

By tram from Leipzig main station


From the main train station ("Hauptbahnhof", no. (4) on the map below) take tram no. 16 heading for direction "Lößnig". After a 7 minutes ride get off at the third stop ("Bayrischer Platz", no. (2)). From there it is a short walk to the institute (no. (1)).

With only three stops, you can take a "short-ride ticket" ("Kurzstrecke", valid for a maximum of four stops) or just use your RE train ticket from the airport. General information on the Leipzig public transportation system and schedules of tram and bus lines can be found at


By car


From the north: Take the freeway ("Autobahn") A9 in direction Munich until "Schkeuditzer Kreuz", then the A14 in direction Leipzig/Dresden. Exit at "Leipzig-Mitte" and take the highway B2 towards the city center.

From the south: Take the freeway A9 in direction Berlin until the exit "Leipzig-West". Then follow the signs to the city center.

From the west: Coming from the Frankfurt area you are following the A4 until "Hermsdorfer Kreuz", where you change to the A9 in direction Berlin and follow the description "from the south". Coming from the Hannover area you are on the A14 in direction Dresden. After passing Halle and the "Schkeuditzer Kreuz" you can follow the description coming "from the north


By foot


From tram station "Bayrischer Platz" walk down the street "Nürnberger Stra�e" heading north-east towards "Johannisplatz". The ITP is located in the street called "Brüderstra�e" which is the first street on the left. Our offices are above a kindergarten called "Einsteinchen", but can only be entered from the backyard through a yellow door.