International Symposium on Persistent Toxic Substances • ISPTS Leipzig | 11–14 October 2016

Leipzig – come here and find out!

Leipzig has developed at the crossroads of important trade routes as a centre of trade, culture, and sciences. Leipzig’s city centre combines a remarkable historical building stock with shopping and entertainment facilities that meet the highest expectations. The history-charged, magnificently restored old town holds attractions such as the Old City Hall – one of the largest preserved Renaissance buildings of its kind in Germany – or the late baroque St. Nicholas’ Church – in 1989 the starting point of the Peaceful Revolution. Due to the multitude of cafés, bars and restaurants, Leipzig’s inner city is also worth exploring at night.

Leipzig – City of Culture and Music: Alongside Bach and Mendelsohn, the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the world famous Thomanerchor, Leipzig offers top-class theatre, many cabarets, art, literature, cinema and all kinds of cultural events. We only have taken a small choice...

GEWANDHAUS, Augustusplatz 8

Famous and long-established concert hall, home of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, where the Thomanerchor and international guests play.

LEIPZIG OPERA, Augustusplatz 12

With a repertoire from Baroque to cotemporary and an excellent ballet ensemble (one of the leading troupes in Germany), the Leipzig Opera House stands for a 300 year old tradition.

ST. THOMAS CHURCH/ST. THOMAS BOYS CHOIR, Thomaskirchhof

The St. Thomas Church is home of the St. Thomas Boys Choir, the oldest cultural establishment of the city of Leipzig; most famous St. Thomas Cantor was Johann Sebastian Bach.

WERK II – Kulturfabrik Leipzig, Kochstr. 132 (Connewitz)

A "culture factory“ on the premises of a former state-owned engineering plant with a varied programme of concerts.

MUSEUM OF VISUAL ARTS | MUSEUM DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE (MDBK), Katharinenstr. 10

The MDBK has many highlights – from Old Masters to the Leipzig School, from painting and sculpture to graphic art, photography and videos.

LEIPZIG COTTON-SPINNING MILL | LEIPZIGER BAUMWOLLSPINNEREI, Spinnereistr. 7

A former factory that now hosts dozens of eclectic galleries and artists‘ studios (among them Neo Rauch).

RESTAURANTS, CAFÉS AND PUBS

There are countless restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars (Leipzig is said to be the »capital of pubs«). Ask us for our insiders‘ tips! There are e.g. street Karl-Liebknecht-Straße ("Karli") where the students meet, the Gottschedstraße to get to know the Leipzig scene, or the Barfußgässchen in the city centre.

 

What says The Guardian about Leipzig?