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FAQ

To make your stay in Leipzig as pleasant and effective as possible, we are happy to support you in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of your research work. If you are dependent on local transport for your research, we will provide you with a LEIPZIG CARD free of charge upon request. Please send us a copy of your press card.

We will be happy to send you a press kit with information material so that you can find out more about our city in advance. The Tourist Folding Map is available in 13 languages. Our tourist information office is open daily - even on public holidays - so we will be happy to advise you on site.

We will gladly give you tips on culture, leisure and gastronomy in advance for your ideal stay in Leipzig. If you need a room, you can also book it online. Numerous hotels are available to journalists, film crews and photographers who travel to Leipzig for editorial research.

We participate in thematic press trips of our partners to Leipzig on special occasions and organise individual programme modules as well as guided tours for guests. These tours offer a lot of material for editorial publications. We would be happy to send you a suggested overview of the latest Leipzig topics. If you are planning an editorial report on one of these topics, we would be happy to provide you with more detailed information.

In public spaces (streets, squares, parks, etc.) you do not need a separate filming permit. In special cases, always ask the owner.

For municipal buildings and facilities such as schools, day care centres, youth clubs, public offices, etc., please send your request for filming permission to Leipzig's Communications Department.: kommunikation@leipzig.de. Please include the following information:

  • location
  • purpose (medium, broadcast)
  • short summary of the production
  • duration
  • interview requests

The Office for Economic Promotion of the City of Leipzig offers a comprehensive service for film and television productions and is happy to assist in obtaining the necessary permits.

More information and a large selection of locations can be found here.

"A picture is worth a thousand words!" True to this motto, we provide over 200 Leipzig images in our digital photo archive. You can print these free of charge to illustrate your editorial contributions or your travel offers. Please note the terms of use, which you must confirm when you register.

Current and past statistics for the City of Leipzig is available from the Office for Statistics and Elections in the Leipzig Information System LIS (statistik.leipzig.de). The information also includes statistical periodicals and specialist publications that can be downloaded free of charge.

Guest statistics for Leipzig 2016 can be found here:

Leipzig press contacts at a glance

If you are looking for suitable media for the distribution of your press release or for event announcements, you will find them in the media contacts overview in Leipzig. In our overview, which is available for download, we have compiled over 50 media contacts.

Find the addresses of newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations that appear in the Leipzig area. You will also find tourist media published in Central Germany. Using the brief description, you can check whether the respective medium is suitable for your message and then contact us.

various magazines, press, media
Media in Leipzig and the region - download overview © Andreas Schmidt