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Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ)

Guest house "Werner-Heisenberg"

The IBZ Werner-Heisenberg guest house is the newest and most modern guest house at the University. The new building enjoys an idyllic situation at the entrance to the Friedenspark, mid-way between the city centre and the Battle of the Nations Monument.

360 degree external view of the guest house

Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) – the famous German physicist and Nobel Prize winner – was, at 25 years old, the youngest German professor to be appointed Director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Leipzig University. The guest house was named after him.


How to find the guest house:

You can take the number 12 or 15 tram to the IBZ guest house, getting off at the Ostplatz stop.

By car, drive east on Prager Straße to Ostplatz, then turn right into Johannisallee. After about 200 m, turn sharp left for the guest house.

If you use public transport, please check the information available from Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe LVB

Facilities in the “Begegnungszentrum”

View into the guest house’s atrium

The “Internationale Begegnungszentrum” has 24 fully-equipped flats (with kitchenette, radio, TV, access to the Internet and the University telephone network)

  • six studio flats
  • twelve two-room flats
  • six three-room flats

Further amenities provided are underground parking, a laundry room, a bicycle storage area with a table-tennis table, and a children’s playground.
On the ground floor is a conference room with the latest technology, and a club room with a grand piano for guests.

The light-flooded lobby with seating areas is designed as an open meeting space.

The atrium is Italian in style and the "Chimborazo" sculpture suspended from the glass ceiling references Alexander von Humboldt’s travels.

All IBZ flats are non-smoking.

Here you will find the floor plans of the apartments.

Please arrange your check-in with Mrs. Bianca Bachmann.

The idyllic neighbourhood

Friedenspark (Peace Park) and Botanical Gardens

Friedenspark, a wonderful park in the centre of Leipzig, borders the guest house. It stretches between Prager Straße and Philipp-Rosenthal-Straße from Ostplatz, and from Linnéstraße almost to the German National Library on Deutscher Platz.

In addition to offering walks, a large children’s playground, and various sports fields, Friedenspark is mainly distinguished by its valuable tree population, including some rare honey locust trees. The park was inaugurated to celebrate the VII GDR Gymnastics and Sports Festival in summer 1983, when it was given its current name. Prior to that the park housed the “Neue Johannisfriedhof” cemetery, which was opened on 30 September 1846 as an extension to the “Alte Johannisfriedhof” cemetery, which is still maintained today and is worth seeing, with tombs from the 17th and 18th century. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the “Neue Johannisfriedhof” cemetery was used, among other things, as the last resting place of famous Leipzig citizens, who were given special places of honour here, and it also housed three war memorials in remembrance of the war years 1866 and 1870/71. The cemetery was destroyed by bombs in the Second World War.

Despite its morbid past, the park, comprising 18.6 hectares, enjoys well-earned popularity today and many people come to walk along its well-designed paths.

A the edge of the Friedenspark and right next to the IBZ Werner-Heisenberg guest house is Leipzig University’s Botanical Garden. The history of the Garden goes back to 1542, when it was designed as a medicinal herb garden, a “hortus medicus”. Today the 2.7 hectare garden is part of the research facility of the University and there are estimated to be over 9000 species in the garden. The plants outdoors and in the greenhouses can be viewed.

last update: 23.04.2018 


Internationales Begegnungszentrum

Bianca Bachmann
Vor dem Hospitaltore 2
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30900
Fax:     +49 341 97-30909

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