Practical information for your stay.
General map of Leipzig and locations for dinners and drinks.
Zoom in map on the mpi and hotel.
Zoom in map on central Leipzig attractions.
The symposium will be held over two full days, Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December 2011.
Other than for the selected early career scholars (see the call for papers), the REELA host institution is not itself able to provide funding for participants.
The MPI’s conference organiser, Claudia Schmidt, can help by reserving accommodation on your behalf either near the institute or in central Leipzig, at discounted conference rates, provided you request this in good time well before the conference. Some rooms have already been reserved at the following hotel, ten minutes' walk from the institute.
Antikhotel am Völkerschlachtdenkmal
Prager Straße 153
If you would like to book one of these rooms (45 Euros/night) or need other help with accommodation, please contact [cschmidt[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de], in English or German.
The closest airport is Leipzig‑Halle (code LEJ), but is not generally served by budget flights. Otherwise one can fly to Berlin (Schönefeld or Tegel airports, with a good range of flight options) or Dresden. From either, you can then reach Leipzig by rail, and if tickets are booked online well in advance and for fixed trains, they can be relatively economical (e.g. 19 € from Schönefeld airport to Leipzig, taking about two hours with one or sometimes two changes). For train information and to buy tickets online, see http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de. Further information on how to get to the institute can be found at: www.eva.mpg.de
Lunches will be at the institute cafeteria. In the evenings there will be arrangements for meeting for dinner to sample some traditional German fare.
December will also give you the chance to sample one of the famous German Christmas markets, carols in Bach's home church, and/or some cosy German pubs, depending on your inclinations!