Conference Venue & Travel Information

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Conference venue

In 2023, the GfÖ Annual Meeting will take place in the city center of Leipzig. The conference venue, the New Augusteum of Leipzig University, is conveniently located at Leipzig’s Augustusplatz. All keynotes, sessions as well as the Ice Breaker will take place here.

Leipzig is a long-established transport and communications hub. As a centre for commerce and trade fairs, Leipzig today is more than ever the focus for transport links from all points of the compass. This provides a wide range of options for getting to the city, including train connections from various German and European cities, the airport Halle/Leipzig and very good public transportation network. The conference venue can be easily reached from the central station with a 10-minute walk or by tram (1 stop).

Event Places:

Pre-conference workshops: iDiv - Puschstr. 4 - 04103 Leipzig - Tram / bus stop: An den Tierkliniken

Conference, registration office, icebreaker: Neues Augusteum - Augustuspl. 10 - 04109 Leipzig - Tram / bus stop: Augustusplatz

Conference dinner / club night: Will be announced soon!

View of Augustusplatz and Neues Augusteum. Copyright: Christian Hüller / Universität Leipzig, SUK

Old Townhall and market. Copyright: Sylvia Dorn / Universität Leipzig, SUK

How to get to Leipzig

Directions and Arrival

Neues Augusteum
04109 Leipzig
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Leipzig is easily accessible by plane, train, bus or car. Here you can compare the journey with different means of transport.

General information on how to get to Leipzig can be found on the website of the Leipzig Tourismus and Marketing GmbH.

By train

The main railway station Leipzig Hbf is located in the immediate vicinity of the city center and can be reached by fast trains and regional trains. Information on available connections is available on the webpage of Deutschen Bahn.

By coach

Leipzig can be reached by Flixbus and various other long-distance bus lines. You can find all long-distance coaches at a glance at: www.busliniensuche.de

By car

The A9, A14 and A38 (Leipzig - Göttingen) motorways mean that Leipzig is centrally placed within the German motorway network. There is direct access from the motorway junctions to the various parts of the city. We recommend the following routes into the city centre:

• From Berlin and Magdeburg: approach on the A14, leaving at junction 'Leipzig-Mitte' (Leipzig City Centre)
• From Dresden: approach on the A14, leaving at junction 'Leipzig-Ost' (Leipzig East)
• From Munich and Erfurt: approach on the A38, leaving at junction 'Leipzig - Südwest' (Leipzig South West)

By plane

Leipzig can be accessed conveniently from Leipzig/Halle (LEJ) Airport via suburban trains and trams. The major international airports Frankfurt (FRA; 3.5 h) Munich (MUC; 4 h) and Berlin (BER; 1.5-2 h) and the smaller airport in Dresden (DRS; 1.5 h) are very well-connected to Leipzig via fast trains (ICE, IC, EC).

In Leipzig

Public transport

Leipzig has a very good transport infrastructure with trams and buses commuting frequently.

Information on public transport can be found hier.

We recommend the app LeipzigMOVE (only available in German) and the DB Navigator for easier planning of your trips.

Bicycle and E-scooter

Leipzig is one of the most bike friendly cities in Germany. With the LeipzigMOVE app, you can also easily rent an E-Scooter or a bike to get around and explore the city.