Leipzig, as one of the major cities in Germany with more than 571.000 inhabitants, looks back to a very long history. In 2015 the city has celebrated its 1.000th birthday. Also called the city of the Peaceful Revolution in 1989, it is also the hometown of Johann Sebastian Bach. Other interesting places to visit are the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Monument to the Battle of Nations, the Old City Hall or the Auerbach’s Cellar that Goethe included in one of his „Faust“scenes. Additionally, terms like Little Paris, Thomanerchor, and Monday Demonstrations are linked with Leipzig and enhance its prestige worldwide. As a university town for more than 600 years, Leipzig has always been home to research and higher education, the arts and media, as well as business and trade.
The city of Leipzig
Leipzig is ranked first nationwide to consist of the most attractive cities in Germany. It is highly appreciated in ambience and flair, its retail sector and the availability of leisure activities. But also accessibility, opening hours, cleanliness and security play a vital role in its ranking. Student life is very convenient using the various possibilities of transport. Leipzig has a large and wide reaching tram network which covers 218km of roadway. In addition you can use 61 bus lines serving the city districts. But also bicycling is a very popular and the fastest mean of getting around. Students can also enjoy wonderful parks and lakes, restaurants and bars and the international flair of the city.
Close city highlights to visit Leipzig is also centrally connected to the German railways and autobahn network with the highways A9, A14 and A38 and has its own airport, only 18km outside the city center
Events in Leipzig:
Leipzig Book Fair (March)
Leipzig Marathon (April)
Honky Tonk Music Festival (May)
Museum Nights City Festival (June)
Bach Festival (June)
Classic Open (August)
Christmas Market (December)
1 Monument to the Battle of Nations, © Stephanie Franck
2 HTWK Leipzig, Lipsius Bau, © Swen Reichhold
Study at HTWK Leipzig
(University of Applied Sciences)
The HTWK Leipzig was established in 1992, building on its predecessors and continuing a long tradition of scholarship in Leipzig. Today, with about 6,000 students, HTWK Leipzig ranks among Germany’s largest universities of applied sciences. HTWK Leipzig’s trademark feature is practice oriented, career relevant education in short and intense courses of study. HTWK Leipzig’s curricula have been designed to meet rapidly evolving industry needs, preparing students for high level professional practice in fields such as engineering, business, social science and cultural studies.
For more than two hundred years, the HTWK Leipzig and its predecessors have been providing high quality, career relevant education in a diverse range of fields through innovative courses, excellent teaching and state of the art facilities. Based in the trade fair city of Leipzig, the HTWK Leipzig is committed to forging partnerships with industry and government to deliver practical results through focused research. With a campus located right in the heart of Leipzig’s most popular student neighbourhood, students at HTWK Leipzig may enjoy an ideal combination of outstanding academics and vibrant student life.
The roots of the Faculty of Civil Engineering trace back to the 18th century and constitute the reputation of the HTWK Leipzig as a university with an outstanding academic education accompanied by an exceptional practical orientation.
7 Outside view library, © Swen Reichhold
8 Inside Geutebrück Bau, © Stefan Floss
9 Group of SEM students, © Sören Omieczynski