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Leipzig utility pipe

ABOVE: During a recent visit to Leipzig, a temporary utility pipe formed an impromptu sculpture that snaked through the city center.

Tourist office

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 as follows:

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

Leipzig Tourism
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, click here.

Germany Tourism: Leipzig
The German National Tourist Office offers basic information on Leipzig sightseeing, shopping, dining, suggested excursions, and other topics.

Wikipedia: Leipzig
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.

Leipziger Messe
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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