Leipzig ist popular for its extensively reconstructed cultural monuments. Especially the common baroque and the art nouveau styles shape the townscape.
However, Leipzig is not only famous for its architecture. The city is a historical center for trade, culture, education and the creative scene. Mainly deriving from the work of the musicians Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Leipzig has a particular musical tradition.
The university of Leipzig was founded in 1409 and is the second oldest university of Germany. About 30000 students study there. Some famous alumni are Goethe, Ranke, Nietzsche, Wagner, Heisenberg or Angela Merkel.
The original facilities were the faculties of Arts, Theology, Medicine, and Law. Today the university comprises 14 faculties and offers courses from natural science, law and medicine to different humanities.
The central campus of Leipzig University is located at Augustusplatz in the inner-city. Until 2012 parts of the university were redecorated.
Directions / Location
Neuer Campus Augustplatz
Leipzig/Halle airport is about 30 minutes from the city center by car and about 15 minutes by train. There is a train connection from the airport to Leipzig's central railway station (Leipzig Hauptbahnhof HbF). Trains leave every 30 minutes. The Augustusplatz Campus is within 5 minutes walk from the station.
If there are no direct flights from your city to Leipzig, you can reach Leipzig via Berlin (about one hour train ride from Leipzig), Frankfurt am Main or Hannover (about three/ three and half hours train ride to Leipzig). From these cities, trains frequently depart for Leipzig.
Intercity- and Intercity-Express-trains connect Leipzig to almost all European cities. There is a 5 minutes walk from the central railway station (Leipzig Hauptbahnhof HbF) to the Augustusplatz Campus. Leave the station at its head side, cross the tram station area and walk along Nikolaistraße or Goethestraße.
Autobahn A9 (Berlin - München): change at Schkeuditzer
Kreuz to A14, exit at Leipzig Mitte to interstate B2, follow
directions to Leipzig's inner city (Zentrum).
Autobahn A38 (Göttingen - Leipzig): exit at Kreuz Rippachtal to interstate B87, follow directions to Leipzig's inner city (Zentrum).
Autobahn A14 (Nossen - Magdeburg): exit at Leipzig Mitte to interstate B2, follow directions to Leipzig's inner city (Zentrum).
Follow the city's inner ring until Augustusplatz at Georgiring. At Augustusplatz, there is an underground parking lot (Tiefgarage Augustusplatz). The total day costs 5 EUR. The parking lot is open for 24 hours.