Leipzig Travel and Tourist Information
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ABOVE: During a recent visit to Leipzig,
a temporary utility pipe formed an impromptu sculpture that snaked through the
Leipzig's tourist office, formally named "Leipzig Tourismus und
Marketing GmbH," has an information center in a new building, the
Katharinum, at Katharinenstrasse 8 near the city hall. (Download
map in JPEG format.) Hours are
Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. -
6 p.m. (March - October); 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (November - February).
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The information center's telephone
number is +49 (0)341 7104-260 or -265.
Tip: The tourist office offers guided walking tours
and special hotel packages organized around music, events, and other themes.
Check the LTM Web site (link below) for details.
Leipzig Web links
The tourist office's Web site has two sections: one with general information,
hotel accommodations, packages, etc., and the other geared more to the press and
travel trade. For tourist information in German, English, or Japanese, click one
of the "Tourismus" flags.
LTM also has a number of publications that you can download free
of charge in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. For a list of maps and brochures,
Germany Tourism: Leipzig
The German National Tourist Office offers basic information on Leipzig
sightseeing, shopping, dining, suggested excursions, and other topics.
The online encyclopedia offers a quick introduction to Leipzig, with notes
on the city's history, musical culture, educational institutions, economy,
media, sports, annual events, and more.
Leipzig has been noted for its trade fairs since the 1400s, and its new
Exhibition Center (which opened in 1996) hosts nearly four dozen major events
that attract more than a million visitors per year. The Leipzig Book Fair and
the GC Games Convention rank high on the list of events; another with a catchy
title is the DOG-Kongress (with DOG standing for "Deutsche Ophthalmologische
Gesellschaft," not our canine friends).
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