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Hidden Leipzig – Off the beaten track

Initiative project ‘do-it-at-leipzig.de’ is promoting congresses and conventions in Leipzig with alternative city guide

143 tips and 60 images show the city’s special attitude towards life

‘We shall discover more if we start with the faith that more remains concealed.’
(Friedrich Schiller)

‘Hidden Leipzig – Off The Beaten Track’ is the title of an alternative city guide-book that was published in a German and an English version by the congress initiative project ‘do-it-at-leipzig.de’ in cooperation with Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH. With 143 specific tips and 60 photographic images the book describes Leipzig’s special lifestyle and invites readers to take a look at city districts away from the wellknown tourist routes. It focuses on highlights hidden for visitors, green oases and places where creativity is thriving such as Lindenfels Westflügel, Parkbühne (park stage) GeyserHaus, Galerie Kontrapost, the Bülowviertel (Bülow quarter) or locations like ‘Horns Erben’ and the ‘Biergarten mit Ginkgobaum’ (Beer-garden with Ginkgo Tree). The images come from the Leipzig photographer Tom Schulze, who is presenting his personal view of the city with the help of atmospheric moments and unconventional perspectives.

Volker Bremer, CEO of LTM GmbH, comments: ‘With about 2.7 million bed-nights per year, Leipzig is one of the most popular city break destinations in Germany. Between 60 and 70 per cent of overnight visitors are congress participants or business travellers. This includes a large number of international guests. With the new guide book we would like to gently direct these visitors to places and locations that are the epitome of the lifestyle that is so much appreciated by Leipzig’s inhabitants.’

The publication is part of the convention package offered by the initiative project ‘do-it-at-leipzig.de’, which unites 47 partner institutions. The convention package includes numerous services to support congress and convention organisers who are planning to hold their event in Leipzig. Besides informative literature it also covers the arrangement of individually attended to site-inspection visits and the compilation of application documents or bid books.
André Kaldenhoff, director of the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), adds: ‘Over the past few years, Leipzig has become one of the top congress destinations in Germany and Europe. Nevertheless, we need to continue advancing Leipzig and we must make the convention participants familiar with the assets of the city. We are happy that the independent cultural scene of Leipzig and the city administration are supporting us so actively in this process.’

Along with the publishing of the guide-book, the websites www.verborgenes-leipzig.de and www.hidden-leipzig.com were launched. They can also be accessed from smart phones and tablets. In the future, more tips will be included; an app is planned to be available by the end of 2014. The guide-book can additionally be obtained in the Tourist Information for a nominal fee of EUR 6.

The project management for ‘Hidden Leipzig’ is in the hands of the convention department of LTM GmbH. Graphical concept, layout and photographic design were made by Artkolchose GmbH. The concept, selection of listed tips and associated texts come from Gudula Kienemund and Jörg Müller of the company IdeenQuartier, who also manage ‘Leipziger Kulturpaten’, a sponsorship project for Leipzig’s cultural scene, and the project ‘freiraum’. From 8 February to 28 March 2014, ‘freiraum’ is hosting the exhibition ‘Hidden Leipzig’ in Härtelstraße 25. It is presenting 40 photographic images by Tom Schulze, which were made in the context of the ‘Hidden Leipzig’ publication. Later, from April to June 2014, the images will be shown in Paris, as part of an accompanying exhibition of the Goethe Institute.

Information:
www.do-it-at-leipzig.com; www.hidden-leipzig.com
 
 
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Press contact: Steffi Gretschel (Head of International PR Tourism)
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