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Leipzig Hauptbahnhof

Developed and built in 1915 by the Saxon architects, the Hauptbahnhof of Leipzig is among the most beautiful and the largest railway stations in the Old World. It is situated in the center of Leipzig on Willy-Brandt-Platz. There is a huge shopping center that is called BAHNHOFS-Promenaden.

Leipzig Hauptbahnhof panorama
The length of the station facade is 298 meters.

Today, the Leipzig Hauptbahnhof has 21 tracks, two of which are built underground for S-Bahn trains. Despite the central railway station of Leipzig is the hugest in Europe, in terms of passenger flow it occupies just the 12th place among the German long-distance stations.

Leipzig Railway
Train at Leipzig Hauptbahnhof 21 tracks at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig
Leipzig Hauptbahnhof view from above

The great Railway Hub

About 1300 trains are passing through the Leipzig Bahnhof every day, runnning around Germany and many European cities. The inter-city services to Dresden and Berlin are among the most frequent: the directions are very popular and the travel time takes just a little bit more than 1 hour. There are the high-speed trains travel to the city of Hamburg, as well as Paris and Amsterdam, and many other European destinations. The train tickets can be bought at the Travel Centre at one of the counter services, or at the automated ticket machines, which can be found on the territory of the Hauptbahnhof.

The location of the Leipzig central railway terminal is very convenient as you can reach it easily by the majority of the urban transport. There is a large tram junction right in front of the main entrance. It is possible to get to the Bahnhof almost by any city tram.

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The ticket sale office, the reservation center as well as the information and travel centers are situated at the Travel Service on the ground floor of Leipzig Hauptbahnhof. The customer information center is open from 9.30 am to 9 pm (Monday – Friday), and from 11 am to 7 pm (Sunday and public holiday).

Deutsche Bahn Information center is located on the upper floor, and it is open everyday from 6.00 to 24.00.

The DB Ticket Automats are located on the ground floor of the station, and they are operating 24/7.

You can rest before your departure in the first-class lounge, allocated on the upper floor. It is open everyday from 7 am to 9 pm on weekdays, and from 8 am to 8 pm on weekends.

The lockers for your luggage personal things are functioning every day 24 hours a day. They can be found both on the ground and upper floors. The price rates vary from 2.5 Euro to 5 Euro.

The pharmacy can be found on the ground floor of the station. It is open every day except public holidays. Opening hours: from 6.30 am to 9 pm (Monday – Friday), from 8.30 am to 9 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 6 pm (Sunday).

The German Red Cross service is on the upper floor; it is open from 7 am to 6 pm (Monday – Saturday).

Parking Houses

There are the East and West Parking houses on the territory of the Leipzig Central Railway Station, which are open 24 hours.

The East parking house tariffs are the following:



1st hour € 0.50
2nd hour € 1.20
3rd hour € 1.30
4th hour € 1.30
5th hour € 1.30
6th hour € 1.40
Day from 7 am to 11 pm (Monday – Sunday) € 7.00
Night Parking from 11 pm to 7 am Every hour € 1.00

The West parking house tariffs are the following:



1st hour € 0.50
2nd hour € 1.20
3rd hour € 1.30
4th hour € 1.30
5th hour € 0.70
Daily rate (Monday – Sunday) Max. € 5.00

The Railway Station Plan

Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is one of the most modern railway stations in Germany: it is easy and has all necessary facilities, including shower and free Wi-Fi. Its plan is simple and well-considered.

Leipzig Hauptbahnhof Plan

Accommodation near the Hauptbahnhof in Leipzig

If you come to Leipzig for business affairs or any other reason and need to find a hotel close to the Hauptbahnhof. Actually, thanks to the central location of the station, the option of hotels is wide enough. Here you can find the two-star hotels and hostels, as well as three- and four-star rating accommodation for more comfortable stay. At HotelFriend you can book not only a room in a hotel you like, but also reserve any offered hotel service in advance using the web platform. Most of the hotels around the Leipzig Bahnhof offer comfy rooms, good breakfast, and conference rooms to work there. Booking the room and service beforehand on, you save your means, as you get the best rate and can plan your trip easily.

Hotels around the railway station are at any budget.

Hotels near Hauptbahnhof

How to get to the airport

If you need to get to the Leipzig Airport from the central railway station, you can use the S-Bahn train that leaves from the underground platform 2, or go on the intercity train, and in 20 minutes, you will be at the airport. Usually, the trains run two or three times per hour, but be attentive, that during public holidays and early mornings, there is one train per hour to the Halle Airport.

Promenaden Shopping Mall

In the nineties, the building of the Leipzig central station was renovated, and the unusable vast spaces of the structure along the cross gallery were converted into the modern shopping center Promenaden. There are about 200 stores and service zones in the mall. Promenaden is open every day including Sunday, that is why every weekend the mall is busy not only with the guests of the city but also many Leipzigers do shopping there. Here you can buy everything, starting from foodstuff to refrigerator. Lots of small cafes, snack bars, and restaurants offer various dishes of all tastes, so you do not need to go far to have good food before your departure or after your arrival to the city.

Promenaden Shopping Mall in Leipzig
The Central station and the huge shopping mall are in one place.

The shopping center Promenaden is one of the biggest in the area. That is why staying in a hotel close to the Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, you will appreciate not only the convenience of the close vicinity of the main city attractions and the central station but also proximity to the huge trading center where you can purchase the gifts for your relatives and friends.