Congress City Leipzig - creative, dynamic, surprising
Leipzig – desirable meeting point for top-quality congresses.
In Leipzig, constant change and renewal collide with continuity and tradition.
In the 12th century, Europe's most important trade routes crossed here and laid the foundation for what is now more than 850 years of tradition as a trade fair and trading city. The city has always been a place of education and science where ideas can be exchanged, thanks to the university founded in 1409. Leipzig also enjoys an excellent reputation as a city of music.
Leipzig has always stood for energy, creative will and a proud community, for cosmopolitanism, hospitality and curiosity for foreign things. The city' s history also testifies to its willingness to form networks and to put the power of the individual at the service of a common vision. This spirit also inspired the Peaceful Revolution of 1989, one of Leipzig's most important scenes.
Congress City Facts
- Town and market law: around 1165
- Location: in the northwest of the federal state of Saxony
- Area: 297.8 square kilometres
- Climate: Leipzig is located in the continental lowlands, annual mean 9 °C, in January 0 °C on average, in July 18 °C; Precipitation: 500 to 600 millimeters per year
- Residents: approx. 568,000 (date: 2016)
- With a population growth of over 18,000 between 12/2014 and the end of 02/2016, Leipzig is the fastest growing city in Germany and the tenth largest city in Germany.
- Population density: 1,182 inhabitants per square kilometre
- Access: via Leipzig/Halle Airport, the A9 (Berlin - Munich), A14 (Dresden - Halle), A38 (Göttingen - Leipzig) or by train with ICE, IC, EC, IR
- Area code: within Germany 0341, from abroad +49 341
As an organiser, you will find a wide range of conference facilities in Leipzig for every format and number of visitors - from rooms with historical charm to ultra-modern congress centres.
The Congress Center Leipzig (CCL) is the largest conference host. In addition to its venue on the exhibition grounds, the CCL has also been operating the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, a modern conference location in the historical guise of a Wilhelminian style building, since 2016. The Globana Messe & Conference Center and the KUBUS of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research also offer modern and flexible spaces.
A wide range of rooms for seminars, conferences, meetings, symposia, business events and more are offered by many event locations throughout the city. The Leipzig Porsche Factory, with its test track for driving events, the Leipzig Zoo with its rooms in the immediate vicinity of a species-rich and exotic animal world and the Red Bull Arena Leipzig, the venue of the soccer club RB Leipzig – which was promoted to the 1st National League in 2016 – offer fascinating ambience and at the same time ideal possibilities for a supporting programme.
You and your guests can enjoy the historical charm of the Bayerischer Bahnhof, the oldest preserved terminus station in the world, or the world-famous Auerbachs Keller, which Johann Wolfgang Goethe memorialised with his "Faust". The Moritzbastei, with its winding vaulted cellars, the Salles de Pologne boasting neo-baroque flair, the Panometer with the world's largest 360-degree panorama or the Panorama Tower high above the roofs of the city also attract numerous visitors every year.
Choose from more than 127 hotels in Leipzig with almost 15,000 beds in around 8,000 rooms catering to every need and budget.
First-class hotels by renowned international hotel chains meet the highest standards. Privately managed properties and boutique hotels offer style and individuality. Most of the houses are located in or near the attractive city centre. As a result, guests benefit from optimal transport connections and immediate proximity to a wide range of leisure activities after long conference days.
Numerous hotels, mainly those in the 4 and 5-star categories, offer rooms for seminars, conferences, meetings, symposia and business events for 10 to 900 people.
Leipzig offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities. For music lovers, we recommend a performance by the world-famous St. Thomas Choir at its historic founding site, a Gewandhaus concert, a production at the Leipzig Opera or an evening at the theatre, varieté and cabaret.
Those interested in literature can walk in the footsteps of Goethe, Schiller, Lessing and Nietzsche. Art lovers are invited to discover more than 50 museums and collections, including the Museum der Bildenden Künste, the Grassi museum, the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst or the galleries and studios of the "Neue Leipziger Schule".
The Leipzig Zoo offers exciting themed worlds such as the huge Gondwanaland tropical hall, the Pongoland ape enclosure and a diversity of species which is unique in Europe. Visitors to the Red Bull Arena can experience the thrill of first league football. More than 1,200 restaurants, cafés and pubs invite you to linger and enjoy - all without a curfew. Varied recreational opportunities include around 120 hectares of forest and park area, golf courses, rivers and canals in the city and Leipzig's New Lake District.
Science and business in Leipzig
Leipzig's Industry Competencies
Leipzig relies on innovation potential and strategic partners for congress applications.
These include local companies such as Porsche, BMW or DHL as well as renowned scientific and research institutions. Among these are the University of Leipzig with the University Hospital, the Heart Centre, the Fraunhofer, Helmholtz and Max Planck Institutes.