Practical Information

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference itself will take place in only one location, the Congress Hall Leipzig (Kongresshalle…


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference itself will take place in only one location, the Congress Hall Leipzig (Kongresshalle am Zoo). The welcome event will take place at the Monument to the Battle of the Nations (Völkerschlachtdenkmal) on Wednesday evening. Unfortunately, there will be no field trips to local projects. We hope you enjoy your stay in Leipzig and will get to know the city nevertheless.

Congress Hall Leipzig

The Kongresshalle am Zoo is located in the city centre with easy access from all parts of the city. All inner city hotels can be reached by foot or by tram.

How to get there: Tram 12 (towards Gohlis Nord) from central station via Goerdelerring. Get off at ‚Zoo‘.
Ticket: ‚Kurzstrecke‘ (short trip, max. 4 stops) costs 1.90 €
You can find more information here.

Within a short walking distance from the conference venue, you can find a wide range of hotels located directly in the heart of the city. The hotels cover all price and quality categories with excellent standards which you can book for your own convenience.

The given space of the venue is highly flexible and fits perfectly for different conference formats with bigger and smaller styles, offices for the conference secretariat, media, conference catering, etc.

Monument to the Battle of the Nations

The Monument is located in the South-East of Leipzig and can easily be reached by tram within 20-25 minutes. From the central station, take Tram 15 (towards Meusdorf) and get off at ‚Völkerschlachtenkmal‘.

The Monument to the Battle of the Nations (German: Völkerschlachtdenkmal, sometimes shortened to Völki) is a monument to the 1813 Battle of Leipzig, also known as the Battle of the Nations. It was completed in 1913 for the 100th anniversary of the battle. It commemorates the defeat of Napoleon’s French army at Leipzig, a crucial step towards the end of hostilities in the War of the Sixth Coalition. The structure is 91 metres tall. It contains over 500 steps to a viewing platform at the top, from which there are views across the city and its surroundings.

The monument commemorates the battle of European nations, against each other and alongside one another. It remembers how people gave their lives so that current and future generations could live in peace and freedom. Here, European history was made, and we can conceive this experience as a chance for a united Europe. The monument is a symbol for learning from past mistakes, for doing everything humanly possible to prevent wars, racism, antisemitism and renationalization, and for working together hand in hand for a peaceful future. Located in Leipzig, the city of the Peaceful Revolution, it commemorates the ideals of democracy and freedom, international understanding and self-determination. Besides the connectedness to one’s own nation and culture, the Monument to the Battle of the Nations now symbolizes the creation and preservation of a common sense of European identity.


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