Gutenbergstrasse 2a, (formerly Marriott), Gera, Thuringia, 07548, Germany
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Local transportation from Airport
Hi! I will be flying directly to Leipzig Airport and was wondering if someone could please give me the cheapest option using public transit to Teubner Strasse near the tramline. Thank you in advance! Will be arriving
Re: Local transportation from Airport
From: [Station/Stop] Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
To: [Address] Leipzig, Teubnerstrasse
and select as means of transport "only local transport".
Single ticket is EUR 3,60.
This ticket covers regional trains, S-Bahn, trams and buses.
network map Leipzig
The tram stop is Gutenbergplatz served by tram lines #12 and #15 (in field D3).
Travel Tips for Leipzig
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) spent 27 years in Leipzig as cantor at St Thomas's School and the city's director of music. Bach composed great quantities of church music in Leipzig, including the Magnificat and the St. John and St. Matthew Passions.
Thirteen of his twenty children were born here.
This bust of Bach is in the St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), where he often played the organ and directed the choir. Concerts of Bach's music are still held regularly in this church.
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685 in the city of Eisenach, which is about 150 kilometers west of Leipzig.
World Soccer Championship 2006
The stadium was one of the biggest in the world (100,000 seats) when it was opened in the 1950s. In order to make it suitable for the World Soccer Championship in 2006 the stadium was undergoing a renovation. On March 7, 2004 was the great re-opening and I attened it. I am not a big fan of soccer and I usually do neither go to games nor watch them on TV. But on this special day I made an exception. It was the first game in the new stadium. "Chemie Leipzig" vs. "Borussia Dormund - Amateure". In the end Dortmund won the game 1:0.
The organizer didn't expect so many spectators (28,595) and so they were not very well prepared. It took over one hour to get a ticket - some fans were very angry and threw bottles and protested. The tracks to the stadium were extremely muddy. Even the grass in the stadium was muddy so that every now and then a player slipped. But okay, it was a premiere.
All in all it was a great afternoon. And the event also set a new record - never before so many fans attended a game of the third league. If you plan to visit the World Soccer Championship in 2006 you might watch one game in this stadium.
1 front side of the stadium
2 scene of the game
3 fan block
4 show of the "Leipzig Cheers"
Meanwhile all the problems with the tickets and the muddy ways were solved and the stadium is prepared for the World Soccer Championship 2006.
how to move around
You can easily walk around the Old Town upon your arrival in Leipzig from the main train station. Most of the main sights/museums are there so you don’t have to worry for public transportation.
There is no underground system but if you need a tram there are plenty of them (modern and old) and you can catch them in front of the train station.
A single ticket costs 1.90euro (1.40e for a short ride till 4 stops). The day ticket costs 5 euro but there are also week tickets (15.90e) and month tickets (47.50e). All these prices are for the town. There are extra tickets that include the suburbs too but you wont need them anyway: single ticket (2,90e, day ticket 7e, week ticket 20.30e, month ticket 60,50e)
We had to take the tram more than 4 times per day so we preferred to buy the Leipzig card that gives you free ride on trams and buses and also discount in many sights/museums/zoo. If you are a student you will have the same discount like having the Leipzig Card so it’s not worth buying it. Although we stayed 2 days we bought the one for 3 days and we saved more than 15euro just fror the monuments.
There are different Leipzig Cards depending on how many days you want:
3 day(1adult) 18.50euro
3 days(2adults+3children!) 34euro
I saw several taxis too but I never used any. Many locals use bicycles.
High Above Everything Else
Being on top of the highest building of Leipzig gives you a great chance to get a good overview of the whole city: The biggest train station in Europe, the old City Centre, the new lakes in the South, and the Monument of the Battle of the Nations ... all lays down to your feet.
I recommend the open-air viewing platform - entrance 2 EURO.
St Thomas church and Bach Museum
St Thomas's Church was originally built in 1212 but was rebuilt in gothic style in the 15th century. Martin Luther(1483-1546) spoke here in 1539. Further renovations took place in the beginning of the 18th century (the baroque turret in 1702) and in late 19th century the impressive main entrance (1886) which is my favourite part of the church. The church is often used as a concert hall and it’s famous as the home of St Thomas’s Boys choir known as Thomanerchor. You can listen to them every Friday and Saturday. I was there on Thursday :(
Johann Sebastian Bach(1685-1750) worked here 1723-1750. He was the choir’s master and he is buried in a tomb inside the church. The tomb transferred from the damaged Johaniskirche in 1950. In front of the church you can see a 2,5m high statue of J.S.Bach. It was designed in 1908 by Carl Seffner and there is another one in the park opposite the church.
If you want to learn more about J.S.Bach you also visit Bach Museum in Bose House that can be found opposite St Thomas Church at Thomaskirchhof 16. This baroque building was originally built in the 16th century but was rebuilt in the 1711 by Georg Bose. The rich merchant Georg Bose had J.S.Bach often as a guest in this house. The exhibition “Bach in Leipzig” inform about his life and works.
The museum is under renovation in 2009 but you can visit the small Bach Museum uaf Zeit in Thomaskirchhof 14 daily 11.00-18.00 with no entrance fee.
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Address: Gutenbergstrasse 2a, (formerly Marriott), Gera, Thuringia, 07548, Germany