Logo Spring School DGfS-CNRS Summer School on
Linguistic Typology
August 15 - September 3, 2010

Practical information

The summer school is currently ongoing. It is no longer possible to register, but day tickets can be acquired for attendance on a single day (EUR 20). Please go to the summer school office (NSG 205 in the Neues Seminargebäude).



Courses will be held at the University of Leipzig, at the Lecture building at Universitätsstraße 7, in the city center. The working language will be English.



Participants will get a certificate of participation with indication of courses, instructors and time.



The registration fee does not include room and board. Please make your own arrangements for accommodation and contact the guesthouses and hotels yourself. Below you will find some recommendations.

A&O Hostel Leipzig   /   E-mail:

In this hostel we blocked 40 places (10 x 4 bed rooms). The price of 23.10 Euros (person/ day) includes breakfast and bedding. Please refer to the code "Summer School Leipzig- SSLT" when booking a room. Deadline for this allotment is 20th June.

International Guesthouse Leipzig   /   E-mail:

In this guesthouse we blocked 16 places (1 x 4 bed, 2 x 3 bed and 3 x 2 bed rooms). Please refer to the code "Summer School - SSLT" when booking a room. Deadline for this allotment is 10th July.

Sleepy Lion Hostel   /   E-mail:

Central Globetrotter Hostel  /   E-mail:

Hostel Absteige  /   E-mail:

Schlafgut Guesthouse & CityAppartements  /   E-mail:

Mendelssohn7 International Guesthouse  /   E-mail:

SEI-Hostel  /   E-mail:


If you would like to stay with locals, you might be able to find a place at a shared apartment as an interim tenant (“zur Zwischenmiete” in German). Although most ads look for people who would like to stay for a couple of months, some communities will be happy to rent out their room(s) to short-term tenants as well. Possible starting points for a search include (in German only):

WG gesucht

Das virtuelle Schwarze Brett der Uni Leipzig


Another possibility would be CouchSurfing:


Financial support

We have made a serious effort to keep financial barriers to participation as low as possible. Therefore, we regret that we are not able to provide any financial support, and we encourage you to look for other sources of funding. We are also not able to cut the participation fee any further for people who cannot stay for the entire duration of the Summer School. Participants from abroad may qualify for one of the programs listed in the central scholarship database of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), for example, depending on country of origin.


Travel arrangements

Participants are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from Leipzig. Visitors from abroad should make sure to meet the entry requirements and have a valid visa (a short-stay tourist visa is sufficient). [Check here whether you need a visa for Germany.]

Leipzig has an international airport, from where trains connect to the city center in 15 minutes.


Public transportation

Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB), the local public transportation company, runs a network of trams and buses that make most points of the city easily accessible.

For a PDF map of the public transportation system, go to:



University of Leipzig (UL)
Institut für Linguistik
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig


Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA)
Department of Linguistics &
Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

How to get to the Max Planck Institute


Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS))
Stephanstraße 1a
04103 Leipzig