In the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, tradition and progress are combined in a unique way. The imposing building from the Gründerzeit era, with its chequered history, is now home to an ultra-modern conference centre. 15 halls and rooms of varying sizes and styles offer flexible possibilities for a variety of uses, from the Großer Saal, which holds 1,200 people, to the neo-baroque Bach-Saal. Since early 2016, the extensively renovated KONGRESSHALLE has been available for you to book meetings, congresses and events.

Central location in the city with all its urban vitality and sophistication
Situated right in the heart of Leipzig, immediately next to Zoo Leipzig, the KONGRESSHALLE is very easy to get to. The main railway station, hotels of all categories and the bustling city centre are just a few minutes' walk away. Numerous restaurants and bars and a whole host of cultural and leisure opportunities offer inviting possibilities for relaxing after an exhausting day at the congress.


Pfaffendorfer Straße 31
04105 Leipzig, GERMANY

However you travel, Leipzig is quick and easy to reach. The KONGRESSHALLE is located in the city centre, just three tram stops or a ten minutes' walk away from the main railway station.

© Photos: Leipziger Messe / Jörg Singer

Travel information

Arriving by local public transport (ÖPNV)

Fast connections from the main railway station
The number 12 tram service (direction: Gohlis-Nord ) will get you from the main railway station to the Zoo tram stop, which is right outside the KONGRESSHALLE, in just three stops. You just need a 'Kurzstrecke' (short trip) ticket. If you come by tram numbers 9, 10, 11 or 16, get off at Wilhelm-Liebknecht-Platz. Trams 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 15 stop at the Goerdelerring.

For information on current fares and the transport network's pricing zones, please go to the following links to the Leipziger Verkehrsbetrieben (LVB).

Arriving by car // Parking

Get to your destination quickly
Many roads lead to the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig. If you are coming from the east or the north, you will arrive at the KONGRESSHALLE and the multi-storey car park at the Zoo along the Parthenstraße. If you are coming from the city centre or the west, simply follow the signs and they will take you to the multi-storey car park.

Low emission zone in Leipzig
Important information for all drivers: Leipzig has a low emission zone where only cars, buses and commercial vehicles bearing a green sticker are allowed to travel. Further information about this can be found here: Leipziger Messe/Environmentalzone.

Park directly opposite the KONGRESSHALLE in the Zoo car park
Go towards the city centre and follow the signs to the Zoo. Please follow the guidance system to the car parks. You will find the Zoo multi-storey car park directly opposite the main entrance to the KONGRESSHALLE. Here you can park your car in one of the 1,375 spaces round the clock (Height limit: 2.00 metres). For vehicles exceeding a height of 2 metres and for buses, parking is available directly next to the Zoo multi-storey car park (Parthenstraße). To the site map

Parking charges:

  • 1 to 4 hours and any additional part of an hour 1,00 EUR
  • Over 5 hours (day ticket) 6,00 EUR

Electric charging points in the Zoo multi-storey car park
There are four electric charging points available in the multi-storey car park that you can use free of charge.

More multi-storey car parks in the city centre
It is good to know that there are more multi-storey car parks for you to use in Leipzig city centre, should the Zoo car park be full.

The convenient alternative: Park & Ride
We recommend that you use the Park-&-Ride car parks, which are free of charge. From there, you can easily get to the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig by tram. You can download all the details here: Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB).

Arriving by train

Comfortable, reliable and very close
The most convenient way to get to the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig is by train or S-Bahn (urban railway). When you travel on Deutschen Bahn trains, you can be sure that your journey to the trade-fair city of Leipzig will be relaxed and environmentally friendly. The main railway station, with its ICE (inter-city express) connections, is located in the city centre and is one of the largest and most modern stations in the whole of Europe.

An experience in itself: Leipzig's main railway station
On three different floors, more than 140 shops and eateries in this shopping and service centre invite you stroll around and indulge yourself in the PROMENADEN (malls) from Monday to Saturday up to 10 o'clock in the evening. Even on Sundays, many shops remain open. Services for rail travellers are available at the DB Reisezentrum West on the ground floor level and the DB Servicepoint on the upper level.

A short hop: on foot or by public transport
You can comfortably get from the main railway station to the KONGRESSHALLE on foot or very quickly and easily by tram. You will find precise details of connections here: Arriving by public transport (ÖPNV).
Information about transport links to the KONGRESSHALLE can be obtained from the Deutschen Bahn timetable information service, as well as from the Mitteldeutschen Verkehrsverbund (MDV regional public transport) and the Leipziger Verkehrsbetrieben (LVB Leipzig public transport).

Arriving by long-distance bus

Take advantage of competitively priced bus connections for a relaxing ride to Leipzig from across Germany.

All long-distance buses can be found at

Arriving by airplane

Excellent connections from the airport to the city centre
Leipzig/Halle airport lies in the heart of central Germany and is just 16 km or so from Leipzig city centre. Using the A14 motorway, you can get to the KONGRESSHALLE in just under 20 minutes, be it in a taxi or hire car. There is a large choice of hire car companies available. Alternatively, you can get to the main railway station in 15 minutes with the S 5 S-Bahn urban railway service, which runs every 30 minutes. You will find taxi ranks right outside the airport (Terminal B) and near to the KONGRESSHALLE.

Information readily available
Flughafen Leipzig/Halle (Leipzig/Halle airport) offers up-to-date information for air travellers. The airport information desk is located on the ground floor of Terminal B. You can also get information by calling +49 341 224-1155.

Leipziger Messe offers a special service for business travellers, both from Germany and from abroad. Click here for more details of their Messe-Flieger service.

Alternative ways to reach Leipzig are via the airports Berlin Tegel and Schönefeld.

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