Surrounding of Leipzig
City centre and MPI
Map of the institute

Travel Instructions

When you reach Leipzig by plane

Leipzig has his own international airport (Leipzig-Halle airport). To reach our institute from there take the 'Deutsche Bahn' train to Leipzig Station (Hauptbahnhof). It takes approx. 20 minutes and the train starts every 30 minutes (for exakt time table see the link at the next point). Or you can take a taxi directly to the institute (about 25 minutes, approx. 40 Euro).

When you reach Leipzig by train

From Leipzig Station (Hauptbahnhof) you can walk along Wintergartenstraße (W.gartenstr. in the map) and Chopinstraße to Inselstraße (15 minutes). Or you travel two stops on the tram heading for Taucha (tram number 3) or Sommerfeld (tram number 8) [ticket in one of the small offices in the center of the tram station or in the tram], and get off at the Friedrich-List-Platz tram stop. Then walk towards H.-Poeche-Straße/Inselstraße (see the city map). Or take a taxi directly to the institute (about 5 minutes).
For your convenience here are links to the time table for the german railway (Deutsche Bahn).

Fill out the values for 'Date' and 'Time' and press 'Search connection' (ignore the warning 'Your input yielded several...' in the from-line).

When you reach Leipzig by car

From Berlin (direction north):
Coming from Autobahn A9, change to A14 at Schkeuditzer Kreuz intersection towards Dresden. Take the exit (Ausfahrt) Leipzig-Mitte and follow direction Leipzig-Zentrum (B2). Stay always at the main road (B2, 2 lanes in every direction) and follow direction Gera. After about 7 km and crossing the railroad over a bridge the second time you reach Friedrich-List-Platz (tram line is crossing). Now after 400 m at the third traffic light turn right into Kreuzstraße (short after at the left side you can see the 'Rewe' supermarket) and after 300 m turn right into Inselstraße. You are now in front of our building.

From Magdeburg (direction north west):
Take the Leipzig-Mitte exit from the A14, then follow the above directions.

From Dresden (direction south east):
Coming from Autobahn A14 change to A38 at Dreieck Parthenaue. Take the exit (Ausfahrt) Leipzig-Süd and follow direction Leipzig-Zentrum (B2). Stay always at the main road (approx. 11 km). After passing the 'Bundesverwaltungsgericht' (at the left side, large 19th century building) turn right into the city circle ('Martin-Luther-Ring'). After 1 km at 'Augustusplatz' (with Gewandhaus and new university building) turn right again. At the next crotch keep left. Now the second road at the left side is the Inselstraße. After 300 m you can see our building at the right side.

From Munich (direction south) or Frankfurt (direction south west):
Coming from Autobahn A9 change to A38 at Dreieck Rippachtal. Take the exit (Ausfahrt) Leipzig-Süd, then follow the above directions.

From Göttingen (direction west):
Take the exit (Ausfahrt) Leipzig-Süd from the A38, then follow the above directions.

Environmental badge

Please note: From March 1th, 2011, the whole city of Leipzig is part of a so called "Umweltzone" (low emission zone) and every car will need a green "Environmental badge". You can order it e.g. here before you travel to Germany and Leipzig.

11.06.2013, 15:02