Arrival with plane at Leipzig-Halle airport or train at Leipzig main station

After arrival 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! Every 30 minutes there is a direct train connection to the main station ("Hauptbahnhof") in the city center.

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

From the main train station ("Hauptbahnhof") you can take the tram no. 15 to our office building at "Vor dem Hospitaltore 1" resp. "Prager Str." close to "Ostplatz" (look for the blue circle no. 34 on the r.h.s. of this map), which is the fourth stop after a 7 minutes ride. With the train station in your back, the proper direction of the tram towards "Meusdorf" is to your left. (The tram no. 12 follows the same route but often ends after the second stop at Johannisplatz (all trams labeled with a "J" on the time table), so this option is not recommended.) Since you travel only four stops, you can take a "short-ride ticket" ("Kurzstrecke") 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 here.

Alternatively, you may first enjoy a 5-10 minutes walk along Goethestrasse or Ritterstrasse in direction of Augustusplatz (everybody in Leipzig knows that) to catch the room keys for the University guest houses "Ritterstr." and "Villa Tillmanns" . You get them at the back entrance of the concert hall "Gewandhaus" close to no. 23 on the map, as described in more detail here. From there you can reach the Institute by an even shorter tram ride (5 min) again with tram no. 15 (the tram stop is in the middle of Augustusplatz - just in between the Opera building and the concert hall "Gewandhaus"; see the map) or by a 10-15 minutes walk along Prager Strasse.

The Institute is located on the first and second floor, the secretaries' office is on the side of the elevators in room 1L-24, phone (0341) 97 32 420 or 430.

You may also try to contact

Wolfhard Janke (room 1L-21, phone (0341) 97 32 725), or

on the side opposite to the elevators

Michael Bachmann (room 1R-20, phone (0341) 97 32 443), or
Elmar Bittner (room 1R-21, phone (0341) 97 32 429).

For the way back from the Institute towards the city center or the main train station, the time schedules are given here for no. 15 (and no. 12 which, however, also in this direction does only run during peak hours).

The most important meeting places are marked on the map,

with a blue circle:

Talks, Posters and Coffee ("Kleiner Hörsaal", Inst. for Experimental Physics, Linnestr. 5) = no. 38;
Institute for Theoretical Physics, close to Ostplatz = no. 34;
"Hauptbahnhof" = main train station.

The Hotels are marked with a blue filled square with a "R" at Täubchenweg at the right-hand side on this map (Hotel Garni and Hotel Mercure Gutenbergplatz).

Wolfhard Janke - Fri Nov 16 23:54:46 CET 2007