About Leipzig

Leipzig is:

...a major commercial center!

a city with a serious musical pedigree!

home to a variety of different museums!

rich in cultural history!

...a showcase of incredible, historical architecture!

...full of fun for both daydreamers and night owls!

...a paradise for shoppers!

…the home to one of the largest Christmas Markets in Germany (November 27-December 23)

…...and a great place to learn about the latest in interventional and surgical management of structural heart disease!

Click here to learn more about all there is to do and see in Leipzig.

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 “In Leipzig, you’ll discover a new generation of artists and cultural provocateurs molding this city into one of Germany’s most dynamic and welcoming destinations. […] In this city that fostered Bach, Mendelssohn, Goethe, and Nietzsche, the centuries-old spirit of experimentation and the enduring ethos of possibility seem stronger than ever. Leipzig's driving force is hospitality — to new ideas, to new creativity, to new people. And none of this is a departure from its rich history. Indeed, it's on that venerable foundation that contemporary Leipzig is building its modern magic.”

-From “Here’s Why Leipzig is Germany’s Most Fascinating City” (Travel+Leisure)

“When you think of visiting Germany, there are just so many cities (and towns) that leap right to the top of the list with so many other gems kinda overlooked. […] When we arrived, I just thought, ‘This city is so beautiful! There are so many amazing sights to see here—how have we never visited or even thought to visit before this!’”

-From “Leipzig – That German City You Never Really Think of Visiting but Absolutely Should!” (Hand Luggage Only)

About the Venue

Leipzig Congress Hall Zoo

Built in 1900, the Leipzig Congress Hall Zoo (KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig) recently underwent an extensive and elaborate renovation. It is uniquely situated next to the zoological garden and is only a short walk away from Leipzig’s city center.

For information on how to get to the Leipzig Congress Hall Zoo, please see the "Parking & Directions" below.

Pfaffendorfer Straße 31
04105 Leipzig


Leipzig Tourism Marketing (LTM) provides information on available hotels in the city and allows you to book rooms there.

Suggested Nearby Hotels

There is no official hotel for Live Valves 2019; attendees are welcome to stay at any hotel of their choosing.
Below are several hotels near the Live Valves 2019 venue:

Hotel Fürstenhof, Leipzig
Tröndlinring 8, 04105 Leipzig, Germany
+49 341 1400
Approximately 500 meters (about 10 minutes walking) from Leipzig Congress Hall Zoo

Mercure Hotel Art Leipzig
Eutritzscher Str. 15, 04105 Leipzig, Germany
+49 341 303840
Approximately 500 meters (about 10 minutes walking) from Leipzig Congress Hall Zoo

The Westin Leipzig
Gerberstraße 15, 04105 Leipzig, Germany
+49 341 9880
Approximately 600 meters (about 10 minutes walking) from Leipzig Congress Hall Zoo

Arthotel ANA Symphonie, Leipzig
Hainstraße 21, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
+49 341 21203100
Approximately 800 meters (about 12 minutes walking) from Leipzig Congress Hall Zoo

Steigenberger GrandHotel Handelshof
Salzgäßchen 6, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
+49 341 3505810
Approximately 900 meters (about 15 minutes walking) from Leipzig Congress Hall Zoo

Getting Around Leipzig

  • AIR: Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) is 30 minutes from downtown Leipzig by car
  • TRAIN: Leipzig is connected to the rest of Germany via Leipzig Hauptbanhof, part of German Rail, which is a 15-minute walk from the Congress Hall Leipzig Zoo and can take you directly into the Leipzig city center.
  • Public Transit
    • Leipzig Transport Authority (LVB) provides information on the city’s buses, trams and trains.
    • Complete information regarding public transportation in the region, including tickets, routes, schedules and an individualized route planner can be found at mdv.de

Parking & Directions

Click here for driving and public transit directions.

The Zoo LEIPZIG Parkhaus is located directly across from the Congress Hall Leipzig Zoo. Their prices are as follows (subject to change):

  • Under 5 hours: 1,00 EUR
  • Over 5 hours (day ticket): 6,00 EUR