Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 0
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 119
Airport Leipzig-Halle (LEJ):
Take the municipal railway (S-Bahn) line S5, direction Zwickau, which leaves Leipzig-Halle Airport every 30 minutes. Get off the train at the stop "Leipzig MDR", then follow the street Semmelweissstraße, and turn right at the intersection with the street Straße des 18. Oktober. At the Deutscher Platz the institute building is located at your right-hand side. A taxi ride from the airport to the institute costs about 40 Euro.
By train/municipal railway/tram
When you arrive at Leipzig main station by train (IC, EC, IR) take one of these municipal railway (S-Bahn) lines: S1 direction Riesa, S2 direction Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz, S3 direction Stötteritz, or line S5/S5X direction Zwickau. These trains leave Leipzig railway station at regular intervals. Do not forget to buy a ticket "Einzelfahrkarte Leipzig" at one of the automats and stamp it before boarding the S-Bahn. Get off the train at the stop "Leipzig MDR", then follow the street Semmelweissstraße, and turn right at the intersection with the street Straße des 18. Oktober. At the Deutscher Platz the institute building is located at your right-hand side.
Alternatively, you may go to the institute by tram. If you choose this option you need to exit Leipzig railway station and will then arrive at Willy-Brandt-Platz. Buy a ticket "Einzelfahrkarte Leipzig" at one of the ticket counters or automats and stamp it right after boarding the tram. Take tram number 16 to the destination "Lößnig" (or "Lössnig") and get off at the stop called "Deutsche Nationalbibliothek". Turn left, cross the street Semmelweissstraße, and you will arrive at Deutscher Platz. The Institute, a modern building with a glass facade, is at your right.
Approaching Leipzig from the North via national route (Autobahn) A9, change to A14 at Schkeuditzer Kreuz direction Dresden. Follow A14, then take the exit "Leipzig-Mitte", and follow the road B2. Approaching Leipzig from the South or East change from A9 or A14 to A38 and take the exit "Leipzig-Süd", then follow the B2 and take the exit towards "Wittenberg". Turn right when you reach Semmelweissstraße, the sign there says "Alte Messe, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek". Cross Philipp-Rosenthal-Strasse and turn left when you reach Strasse des 18. Oktober. Entering Deutscher Platz you see the Institute, a modern building at your right-hand side.
Map of the area
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City of Leipzig
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