Association for Linguistic Typology
10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10)
Logo: MPILogo: ALT
Logo: Uni Leipzig
ALT 10   –   August 15-18, 2013

Practical information

Registration fees:

  early registration
before June 15*
late registration
after June 15
regular 40 EUR 50 EUR
students 30 EUR 40 EUR

* date of payment

For payment modalities please see page "Registration".

The registration fee includes the conference package, morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks.

Registration closed!



The ALT 10 conference will be held in the Leipzig city center at the

University of Leipzig
Hörsaalgebäude (“Lecture hall building”)
Universitätsstraße 3-5
04109 Leipzig

Most of the adjacent workshops and the reception will take place at the

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA)
Department of Linguistics
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig


Warming up

If you're arriving on Wednesday, you may want to meet other conference participants for dinner on the day before the conference. So we reserved 30 places at Auerbach's Keller (Leipzig's most famous restaurant right next to the Old Townhall) for a pre-conference gathering at 19h00. It's a big restaurant, and it should have space for more people.


Welcome reception

On Thursday, August 15 at 7.30 p.m. there will be a reception at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
John Benjamins Publishing Co. will kindly sponsor finger food, salad, soup and drinks for registered participants.



The conference dinner will be on Saturday, August 17 at 7.30pm.
For the dinner we made arrangements in the restaurant “Ratskeller”, a typically German restaurant in the Neues Rathaus ("New Townhall").
The price for the dinner is 30 EUR and includes a warm/cold buffet and a welcome drink. All other drinks will be on your own expenses.
The dinner must be paid in advance by bank transfer, together with your registration fees (unless you have difficulty transferring money, see registration).


Travel arrangements

Participants will 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 whether you need a visa for Germany.]


Public transportation

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

Leipzig has perhaps the most impressive railway station building in Germany, and convenient high-speed train connections from Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden.

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



Please make your own arrangements for accommodation and contact the guesthouses and hotels yourself. Below you will find some recommendations. Some hotels have blocked rooms for the ALT conference.

Hotels with blocked rooms (reservation under “ALT10”):

Download city map with hotels [pdf]

Victor’s Residenz-Hotel
Georgiring 13
04103 Leipzig

45 rooms
70 EUR per night / incl. breakfast
rooms available from August 12 – 20, 2013

deadline 03 July 2013

Park Hotel – Seaside Hotel Leipzig
Richard-Wagner-Straße 7
04109 Leipzig

20 rooms
81 EUR as single room
101 EUR as double room
incl. breakfast
rooms available from August 14 – 19, 2013

deadline 14 July 2013

Großer Brockhaus 3
04103 Leipzig

45 rooms
69 EUR as single room
88 EUR as double room
incl. breakfast
rooms available from August 11 – 20, 2013

deadline 15 July 2013

Hotel am Bayrischen Platz
D-04103 Leipzig

10 single rooms
60 EUR / incl.breakfast
rooms available from August 11 – 20, 2013

deadline 04.07.2013 
arrival is possible from 2pm

Hotel Michaelis
Paul-Gruner-Straße 44
04107 Leipzig

10 single rooms 69 EUR
5 double rooms 89 EUR
incl. breakfast
rooms available from August 14 – 19, 2013

deadline 14 July 2013

Hotel am Völkerschlachtdenkmal
Prager Straße 153
04317 Leipzig

10 single rooms
45 EUR / incl. breakfast
rooms available from August 14 – 19, 2013

deadline 1 August 2013

This hotel is located near the Max Planck Institute (10 minutes walking).


Inexpensive hotels without blocked rooms (but can be recommended):

  • Schlafgut Guesthouse & CityAppartements

  • Motel One


Hostels and Guesthouses (low-cost budget accommodation):

  • A&O Hostel Leipzig

  • International Guesthouse Leipzig

  • Sleepy Lion Hostel

  • Central Globetrotter Hostel

  • Mendelssohn7 International Guesthouse

  • SEI-Hostel

You may also look for accommodation on the page of Tourist Service Leipzig.

Another possibility would be Couchsurfing.