Leipzig – the vivid metropolis
Located in the heart of Germany and about one hour drive south-west of Berlin, Leipzig is one of the most prosperous German cities, enjoying an extraordinarily diverse and exciting city-flair.
As a university town or a place of business and trade, as a city of leisure and nature as well as a cultural hub – Leipzig captivates its visitors and inhabitants every time anew with its wide range of festivals, cultural highlights and rich history.
Poets, composers and artists such as Goethe, Schiller and Bach have shaped the city’s old and strong cultural landscape for centuries. Today, this active cultural life can be experienced in the famous Gewandhaus, the St. Thomas church, the central theater or the Leipzig Opera house. Museums, collections and galleries of contemporary art are a proof of the hip art scene, currently emerging in Leipzig and attracting numerous creative people from larger, but established and settled cultural hotspots.
Moreover, famous neuroscientists such as Paul Flechsig and Bernhard Katz studied and worked in Leipzig, contributing to its scientific reputation which is nowadays represented by one of the most modern European University hospitals as well as a powerful and productive research community.
The Leipzig Fair dates back 800 years and is regarded as the world's oldest commercial and technical exhibition. In recent decades, Leipzig has also achieved economic success with important industry establishments including Porsche and BMW. Combined with an efficient traffic infrastructure, Leipzig has developed as an important hotspot for business and commerce and therefore follows its long reputation as significant center for trade and fairs.
From autumn 2015 the congress hall adjacent to Zoo Leipzig will be available as a new venue for events. The Leipzig congress hall is an ideal location for congresses, conferences, company events, receptions, and evening events of every kind for up to 1500 people.
Welcome to Leipzig – and welcome to the 9th International Symposium on Neuroprotection and Neurorepair!