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

Living in Leipzig

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Public Transport/Travelling

Tram and Bus

The public transport in Leipzig consists of suburban trains, trams and buses. There is a total of 13 tram lines, five suburban railway lines and more than 30 bus lines, all forming a reliable network en-route in the suburban areas. The operating company of tram and bus lines is called "Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe" (LVB).

If you are signed up at the University Leipzig, you will have to pay a semester fee, this fee includes a semester ticket, which covers the area of the "Mitteldeutsche Verkehrsbetriebe"(MDV) and includes the LVB.  


Taxis are a slightly more expensive, but convenient alternative to tram and bus. Taxis are widely available – you can either telephone to get a taxi or also stop one directly at the street by waving. Also, there are special taxi parking places everywhere in town.
Some phone numbers of local taxi companies:


 (0341) 982222

Leipziger Funktaxi

 (0341) 4884

Taxi 4233

(0341) 4233

City Taxi Leipzig

(0341) 22224444


If you want to explore Leipzig's surroundings beyond the Leipzig Transport Services or want to visit other parts of Germany or its neighbours, like Poland or Czech Republic, you can travel by train with Deutsche Bahn.


Cycling is one of the best ways to travel in Leipzig. Most streets in Leipzig have a separate cycle lane. Many short cuts can be made by cycling through parks, or the city forest. If you are unsure whether you want to buy a bike, try the citywide bike rental nextbike.

If you decide to purchase a bike, you can find bike stores all over town:

Or you get a second hand bike:

Car sharing

Due to the lack of parking space and the environment car sharing increased in the last couple of years in Leipzig. It is a much cheaper solution than purchasing or renting a car. The biggest car sharing company in Leipzig is called Teilauto. Here you pay a monthly fee and only a small amount for the time you rent the car.

It has stations all over town. If you do not have a semester ticket but decide to get a monthly ticket from the LVB (tram ticket) you can get a joint ticket for car sharing and LVB.

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