Co-ordinator

Dr. Veronika Krieghoff
Dr. Veronika Krieghoff
IMPRS Co-ordinator
Phone: +49 341 9940-2261
Fax: +49 341 9940-2221

Living in Leipzig

Useful Information

Phone Calls

Germany's country code for international telephone calls is  +49 ; Leipzig's city code is (0)341  – when dialling a Leipzig telephone number from abroad, omit the "0" , when dialling within Germany, dial 0341 prior to the local telephone number.


Emergency Services

Fire Department/Rescue Service

112

Police

110

On-call medical services/Nationwide medical emergency service hotline

116 117

 

Medical Practitioner

Please contact to receive a list of medical practitioners in Leipzig who speak English.

 

Opening Hours of Shops

Normal opening hours of shops in Germany are from  9 am to 8 pm. Smaller shops often vary in their opening times. And most supermarkets are open from 8am to 10pm from Monday to Saturday. In Leipzig, the Main Train Station offers full shopping opportunities from the morning until 10 pm each day, including on Sundays and Bank Holidays (with slightly different opening hours). Although slightly more expensive, petrol stations are an alternative, as they are opened 24/7.

 

Furniture and second hand items

If you need any furniture or a bike and don't want to pay a small fortune, try second hand. The most commonly used websites are Ebay Kleinanzeigen or Das Schwarze Brett. A Germany based Craig's List (in English) exists as well, but is not so well used as the US version.


TV License fee

In Germany all households have to pay TV license fee, even if they do not have a radio or TV set. Each household has to pay 17,55€ per month. For more information please visit this link.

 

Mobile Phone

In Germany you can choose between two different ways to use your mobile phone. The first would be by contract. Here you pay monthly and usually have a 2-year contract. Mobile phone provides offer different packages, so wise is to compare the different offers.

Getting a prepaid card for your phone is often easier than getting a contract. You can for instance purchase a prepaid sim card in any supermarket. You should also prepare the prices. Some prepaid card providers offer package deals as well.

 


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