Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

How to find us

From the airport Leipzig/Halle, you can travel easily to the main train station in Leipzig by taking the S-Bahn train (S5). Its schedule is every 30 minutes from 4:26 a.m. to 23:19 p.m. The trip to the main train station takes about 13 minutes. Furthermore, there is a 24 hour Airport shuttle. Click here for more Information.


From the main train station, you can reach us by streetcar: No. 15 (to Meusdorf), No. 4 (to Stötteritz), No. 7 (to Sommerfeld) or No. 12 (to Johannisplatz). Get off at the Johannisplatz stop, walk into Prager Straße for a short distance (a few meters), and then turn left into Talstraße. The Dubnow Institute is at the next intersection as you walk on, the corner of Talstraße/Goldschmidtstraße 28.


By car, drive following the signs for Leipzig-Zentrum (Leipzig Centre), leaving the autobahn at the exit Leipzig-Mitte, and then follow the signs directing you to the main train station (Hauptbahnhof). Once you have passed the station, bear right onto the Georgi-Ring (direction to Augustusplatz), and at the intersection with the traffic light, turn left into Grimmaischer Steinweg (direction to Wurzen). At the next intersection, turn right into Nürnberger Straße and drive on. At the next intersection you will come to Goldschmidtstraße, turn left and you’re at the Institute.


Accessibility: The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow is conditionally accessible. Due to historical preservation stipulations, access for wheelchair users cannot be guaranteed. There are eight steps that need to be traversed before reaching the elevator. The Dubnow Institute is fitted with a tactile guidance system. This includes a tactile floor plan, signage in braille, and guidelines and orientation for cane users. The teaching and event rooms are equipped with optimized speaker and microphone systems as well as an audio-frequency induction loop system. The library is fitted with an inclusive work station for people with limited sight and mobility.