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Third International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association
Leipzig, Germany, September 25 - 27, 2008
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Accommodation & Travel
Travel & Location
On Thursday and Friday all conference rooms are located in the buildung “Staedtisches Kaufhaus” Universitaetsstrasse 16. The conference opening, all plenary talks as well as the official reception take place in lecture hall 02-07.
On Saturday the congress takes place in the humanities buildung “Geisteswissenschafltiches Zentrum (GWZ)” in Beethovenstrasse 15. All plenary talks are held in lecture hall 2010, the poster session takes place in the building's entrance hall.
If you get to the conference venue by car, you can put it in one of several multi-storey car parks in the city centre.
However, we recommend the use of public transport. The “Staedtisches Kaufhaus” is located in the historical city centre near the tram stops “Augustusplatz” (tram lines 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16) and “Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz” (tram lines 2, 8, 9, 10, 11).
You can get to the “GWZ” in Beethovenstrasse by tram (2, 8, 9), stop “Neues Rathaus”. Then cross the street and turn right after passing the huge building of the “Bundesverwaltungsgericht” (Federal Administrative Court of Germany). It is also possible to take the bus line 89 departing opposite the main station on the corner of Goethestr. and Richard-Wagner-Str. (if you get out of the station, cross the street, hold left, look for parking tourist coaches and Leipzig information centre; you will find the bus stop nearby). Get off the bus at the stop “Mozartstrasse” (10 minutes drive). After leaving the bus, go back and turn right at the next corner (2 minutes walk). To go back to the station, you use the bus stop at the corner Mozartstrasse and Grassistrasse. The bus leaves every 15 minutes.
Tickets: There are single tickets (Einzelfahrkarte), day tickets (Tageskarte) and 4-trips-in-one-ticket (4-Fahrten-Karte). Day tickets allow free travel for a whole day and are the best choice if you take more than three trips per day. 4-Fahrten-Karte can be used for 4 trips over several days and thus is a good alternative. There are two options for single tickets (Einzelfahrkarte): short trip tickets (Kurzstrecke) (4 stops) are 1,40 €, and single tickets for more than 4 stops are 2 €. For further information concerning public transport, please check Leipzig's public transport website (www.lvb.de) or visit the 'LVB' information centre opposite the central station.
The conference buildings are situated in walking distance from the main station of Leipzig:
Food and Drinks
Due to the fact that the conference rooms are located in the city centre you will find plenty of bistros, cafés and restaurants without difficulties. For special recommendations please don't hesitate to ask us in the conference office.
There will be the opportunity to take part in a sightseeing tour on Sunday, September 28, 10-12 a.m. It will be a guided walking tour through the inner city of Leipzig, starting from the Seaside Park Hotel. If you are interested, please inform us in the conference office before Friday evening.
We have arranged a special conference rate for 35 rooms in the hotel specified below. The rooms will be held until August 13, 2008 and be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. If you want to make use of this offer, please contact the hotel. In order to identify yourself as a participant of the 3rd International Conference of the GCLA you need to mention 'Converging Evidence' as a sort of 'access code'.
Seaside Park Hotel Leipzig
Single room (breakfast included): 78,00 €
The hotel is located in the city centre, close to the main railway station and 5 minutes walking distance from the conference venue.
For a lower budget accommodation, we have arranged a special conference rate for 24 rooms in the hotel specified below. The rooms will be held until August 1st, 2008. This hotel also offers accommodation in an attached boarding house (guest house, 'Pension') with rooms of different sizes and equipments. They will be held until August 25, 2008. All prices are without breakfast. In order to identify yourself as a participant of the 3rd International Conference of the GCLA, just tell them that you are taking part in a linguistics conference organized by the 'Institut für Anglistik' at the University of Leipzig.
Single room (hotel): 44 €
The hotel is situated in a very nice street with a lot of bars and restaurants in the city centre of Leipzig, and you can walk to the conference venue (around 10 minutes). It is a very small but pretty hotel.
For more accommodation possibilities, please consult the Leipzig tourist information.
Conference Dinner (Panorama Tower Leipzig)
The Conference Dinner will take place in the highest restaurant in Middle Germany. At a height of 110 metres you can not only enjoy the buffet but also the stunning view over the city of Leipzig. The City's best-known high-rise, which is also called ‘Uniriese’ (giant of the university) or ‘Weisheitszahn’ (wisdom tooth), is the tallest building in town. Built between 1968 and 1972, and resembling in its form the shape of an open book, it was originally part of the University of Leipzig campus. At a price of 29 € (ex drinks) the Panorama Tower offers a buffet with several starters, main courses, and desserts. We are looking forward to a pleasant evening.
Panorama Tower - Plate of Art
Department of English Studies, University of Leipzig