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Prague to Altenburg/Leipzig dilemma - HELP!!!
my name is andy and i will be spending a few days in the czech republic.
i wondered if you know if there is a bus or train from prague to leipzig? more specifically, i need to get to altenburg airport by about 11am, leaving prague earlier that morning...
is there a direct bus or train?
hope you can help
RE: Prague to Altenburg/Leipzig dilemma - HELP!!!
To: Flugplatz, Nobitz
Instead of catching the bus #250 in Altenburg you can also catch it in Leipzig (dep 09:55). This bus runs ONLY because of the Ryanair flight from Altenburg Airport (which is in Nobitz). Thus the arrival time of 11:15 is by purpose.
Problem is to be early enough in Leipzig. The faster trains start too late for this early arrival time in Leipzig from Prague. Thus you have to use some local trains with a few changes.
Another option would be to stay overnight in Dresden or Leipzig.
Re: Prague to Altenburg/Leipzig dilemma - HELP!!!
Hi Andy, i am trying to plan the same trip as you except i fly to edinburgh from altenburgh and the flights leave on thursday at 22:40 and back on tuesday at 22:15. and of course i leave and come back to prague, so did you find a cheap and convenient way.??any help would be much appreciated. regards
Travel Tips for Leipzig
Swords into ploughshares
In St. Nicholas Church you can still see one of the original hand-drawn "Swords into ploughshares" posters announcing the Monday peace prayers.
The slogan is from the Bible, Old Testament, Isaiah 2:4:
They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Next door to the Schiller House, today
This empty, boarded up apartment building is one of several in this neighborhood. There's another one right across the street.
There are several reasons for the existence of so many deserted buildings in Leipzig and other East German cities. One is the chronic lack of maintenance during the four decades of the German Democratic Republic. Another is that in some cases the ownership of buildings might still be disputed. Also there isn't enough money to fix everything at once, and not much pressure to do so because the population is declining.
On the other hand, there are lots of construction and renovation projects under way all over Leipzig, so perhaps they will get around to these buildings some day, too.
Getting there by car
Leipzig is situated on the intersections of three important Autobahns: A 9 (Berlin-Munich), A 14 (Dresden-Magdeburg), A 38 Leipzig southern bypass. As well as important Federal Highways B2, B6, B87, B95, B181 and B184 passing through or skirting Leipzig.
It is quite easy to get to the city centre.
From 1687 this beautiful two storey pavilion with a baroque facade, was the meeting place for Leipzig merchants to conduct business. The upper floor is the exchange hall where financial transactions took place. The exterior was destroyed in WWII, restored in 1962 and is now used for cultural events.
Spiking up above the city skyline is the tallest building in Leipzig, and a legacy of the former communist government. It was designed by the architecht Hermann Henselmann to look like an open book, a reference to the university which the building was constructed for. But its upper levels, curved up to a sharp point, have caused the locals to nickname it "wisdom tooth".
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