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General Information


A visa is expected from visitors of certain countries. For more information, please contact the German embassy or a German consulate in your country.

Money exchange

Money exchange is possible in one of the following branches of ReiseBank:

  • ReiseBank at the airport Leipzig/Halle (Terminal B): opening hours Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 1 pm and 2 to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm
  • ReiseBank at the main station (Promenaden): opening hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 10 pm, Saturday 9.30 am to 8 pm, Sunday 1 to 6 pm

At many bancomats in the city, you can get money with EC and credit cards. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted nearly everywhere.


For information about touristic events in Leipzig, please follow this link: http://www.ltm-leipzig.de/cs/click.system?lang=en


In the city centre, there are shopping opportunities of all kinds. Most of them are open from 10 am to 8 pm, some even until 10 pm.

Restaurants and bars

Leipzig provides many restaurants and bars. In the city centre, the best streets are Barfußgässchen and Gottschedtstraße. In the district Südvorstadt, there are many bars, pubs and restaurants along Karl-Liebknecht-Straße.


Generally said: it is possible to tip in restaurants and bars, but you do not have to. Common are between 5 and 10 % of the invoice. The amount of the tip depends of course also on the satisfaction of the guest.


In Germany, the line voltage is 230 V, the cycle 50 HZ.
International adaptors can be found in the major electrical shops.


  • Europe: postcard 0.65 €, standard letter 0.70 €
  • all non-European countries: postcard 1.00 €, standard letter 1.70 €

You can buy stamps in the post branch at Augustusplatz in the city centre. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.


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Daniela Preiß (26),

»Braille is indispensable for my everyday life because without it, I could read only with my ears.«

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