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|map = <map lat='51.34905637539417' lng='12.192935943603516' zoom='13' view='3' />
|state = Saxony
|pop = 512587.000857
|plate = L
|motorways = [[A9 (Germany){{Ade|A9]], [[A14 (Germany)9}} {{Ade|A14]]14}}
'''Leipzig''' is a the biggest city in the [[Germany|German]] ''Bundesland'' [[Saxony]], and is famous for its alternative scene. Check out Plagwitz, Südvorstadt , the "Eisenbahnstraße" (most dangerous street in Germany according to some newspapers) and Connewitz if you're there.
== Hitching Out Hitchhiking out ===== North towards [[Berlin]], [[Magdeburg]], South towards [[Munich|München]] {{Ade|9}} ===
;First option
Take the bus #131 from the city center towards to ''Dölzig'' and get out at ''Holländische MühleSüdstraße'', one stop before the ''Nova Eventis'' center. This spot is some meters before You can hitchhike directly from the direct ramp onto the [[A9 (Germany)|A9]]bus stop. Try to find your ride here towards [[Berlin]] or [[Munich]]!Beware, that bus doesn't run very often.
;Second option
It's also possible to get to the spot described above with tram #7 in direction ''Böhlitz-Ehrenberg''. Get out at the tram stop ''Georg-Schwartz-Strasse/Merseburger Strasse''. From there, walk back some 10m towards the main road and walk right towards the ''Aral'' petrol station, across the road from which you can catch a ride to the A9. Follow If you don't like the spot, follow the road for 200m until you passed a ''Lidl'' supermarket, and after that some meters further you'll find a bus stop (''Lindenau Friedhof''). From there you can easily hitchhike a ride towards ''Dölzig'' and/or the motorway. Make sure to get out at the last traffic lights before the motorway. Just behind the traffic lights, thereThere's a small bay bus stop where cars you can stop hitchhike easily. A sign might be useful. Hitchhiking ~800m further directly at the [[on-ramp]] is pretty dangerous, there's no place for cars to stop and traffic passes by pretty fast.
;Third option
There is also You can take a nice petrol station on train from the B2Main Station, Leipzig-Gohlis, Leipzig-Coppiplatz, it's the last petrol station for people coming from the city centerLeipzig-Möckern or Leipzig-Leutzsch (?Regional Express "RB")that goes to "Weißenfels". Take tram 14 Get off at "Rückmarsdorf". From there you walk north straight up to ''Messegelände''. Go back in direction of the previous tram stop (big street ''Alte Dübener Landstraße''), cross that leads to the Street ({{Ade|9}}. It''Messe-Allee'') s about 300 m and follow the bike pathway is intuitive. It underpasses You can either start from there or follow the railway and street westwards for about 500 m where you finally get to ''Zschortauer Straße''find a car seller for Renault. Turn left, there the back entrance to the petrol station There is almost immediately on the right. [,+12.395444&daddr=Alte+D%C3%BCbener+Landstra%C3%9Fe+%4051.394559,+12.394547+plenty of space to:Graf-Zeppelin-Ring+%4051stop and pick you up.391742,+12.393601+If people only go to:51.385792,12.390143&hl=en&geocode=7430204521375212132,51.398124,12.395444%3B7331407810391153862,51.394559,12.394547%3B3946222946419670169,51.391742,12.393601%3B&mra=mi&mrcr=2&mrsp=3&sz=15&dirflg=w&sll=51.387263,12.394252&sspn=0.019845,0.046821&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=15 Google Maps] doesn't know about Dölzig take the bike path but you can see it in satellite viewlift.
=== East North towards [[DresdenBerlin]] ===and [[Magdeburg]]/[[File:Hitching spot leipzig.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Spot in Leipzig described in Option 2 for hitchhiking North or SouthHamburg]]{{Ade|14}} ===
;First optionThere is a brilliant spot to ask people for lifts at an "Aral"-petrol station which is the last one before the Autobahn {{Ade|14}} that also leads onto the {{Ade|9}} to Berlin.  Take the Tram #15 tram 16 with or #without a 2 ,40 Euro-Ticket in the direction of Messegelände and get off at "Hornbach Baumarkt" from here it's a '''15mins walk''' to the station but it's worth it. Walk in the same direction as the tram and take an immediate right onto "Dübener Landstraße" along the parking lot of the big hardware store. After passing the bridge over the B2 it becomes Nathusiusstraße. Keep walking straight until you reach Ztschortauer Straße where you turn left and walk another 300 metres until you see the "Aral"-petrol station on your left.  Asking people for a lift towards Berlin on the city center {{Ade|9}} or towards Magdeburg on the {{Ade|14}} (which is also the way to go for Hamburg) usually works just fine here.The first rest stop going north from here will be ''Meusdorf'[[:de:Köckern Ost|Köckern Ost]]''' on the {{Ade|9}}, that isn't too far. On the {[Ade|14]}, it is '''[[:de:Plötzetal Ost|Plötzetal Ost]]''' which is past Halle. Most of the A14 traffic goes to Halle so you might want to get the ride anyway and get out off at the last non-gas-station. Go 250 Meters further to rest area that is on the next bus stop. This is A14, before Halle but after the best spot branch-off to Berlin. === East towards [[Dresden]] over A38 and A14/A4{{Ade|14}} {{Ade|38}} ===[[File:Hitching spot leipzig.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Spot in Leipzig described in Option 2 for hitchhiking North or South]]
Please ;Closer optionTake a tram to "Permoser Str./ Torgauer Str." (3/3E direction "Taucha"; or Bus 90 direction "Paunsdorfcenter"; check whether here: You walk some 50 meters along "Permoser Straße" (the road works still go one without tram tracks) and start hitchhiking from there. Drivers already see you from the traffic light and can stop easily on as posted on hitchbase, section Meusdorf! the "white lines". While heading east you'll also find gas stations to ask people directly.
<small> Update 2010-11-05 by [[User:Jeensg|jeensg]] 23:03, 7 November 2010 (CET): Roadworks still go on (like ;Far option one year Take a tram to go), but eventually still people passing by the stop "Paunsdorfer Alle/Permoser Strasse". Show a sign saying "Dresden" and find a good spot with big Bus stop and gas station afterward, where you can ask and also stand with sign!!! Driver told, that most traffic now on the street towards east which is close to the motorway junction already. There is going via B2!</small>lots of good experience reports about this spot.
;Far option two
Take the Tram #15 or #2 from the city center towards ''Meusdorf'' and get out at the last station. Go 250 Meters further to the next bus stop. This is the best spot to [[Dresden]] via {{Ade|38}} and {{Ade|14}}/{{Ade|4}}.
;Second optionRaststätte / service area Muldental
On Permoser Straße there are three gas stations, first Aral, In direction Dresden you then HEM and lateron bft, which is the closest to the motorway. Since there are not necessarily have a service area called "Muldental" since a lot of people turn of before Dresden so that you can use also the rather local traffic (to ask getting gas, it's recommendable to have a sign saying "A14 [Dresden]". [[Dizzy]]'s waiting time: 15 minutesGrimma or further).
<small> Update 2010-11-05 by === West towards [[User:JeensgErfurt]], [[Cologne|jeensgKöln]] 23:03, 7 November 2010 (CET): Entry to motorway is closed! '''Please check before!!!'''</small>[[Belgium]] {{Ade|4}} ===
In the direction of Dresden you then have a service area called "Muldental" since a lot of people turn of before Dresden so that you can use also the rather local traffic.
== Hitching In==*Hitchhiking into the city can be difficult, especially if traveling along the '''A14'''. If your driver doesn't mind driving a 10 km detour, you can get off at Leipzig-Nord. Don't get off at the on-ramp, there is no way to turn around for the driver. *Actually it is fairly easy to get off at Leipzig Nord-Ost or Leipzig-Ost, where you have possibilities for the driver to turn around and the tram is within 1 km reach. If coming from south-east, lot of drivers go in via A38. In both cases you can use the directions given in the two optionjs for getting onto A14 direction Dresden[[File:CraigChristmasHitch.*Otherwisejpg|thumb|220px|right|Santa Claus [[User:Halt, options are the airport where a train is going regularly into the cityStop! Reudnitz kommt. *If traveling the '|Craig]] hitching bus stop near ''A9''', you can best get off at Leipzig-West. After 2 minutes of driving there's a bridge and a traffic light where your driver can turn around. Info is not 100% verified, so take care' ({{Ade|9}}).]]
== Overnight ==
There are several youth hostels in Leipzig. There is one about a mile out of the city. It's easily walkable, just head out left from the train station's main entrance, and follow the road round to the right. Keep walking past a head shop, and take a left, then a right on a street that runs parallel. Keep walking to the end of the road, then turn left over the bridge over the train tracks. After you've walked over the train tracks, there's an interesting little village made up of wendy houses. Walk through this, heading to the far corner. Turn right, and walk parallel with the train tracks. You should she an old pub in the middle of an HLM type housing estate. Make a note of it, because it does fantastic food. Carry on for about another 200m, then hang a left. The youth hostel is on the left, just on a small service road.
Bus to Kulkwitz (Markranstädt) than walk 6 km to Rastplatz Fuchsaue on highway 38
== Public transport - Riding with and without a ticket ==
''the information below does not apply to the S-Bahn city train. See [[Deutsche Bahn]] instead''
Using public transportation without You can take bus 131 from Main Station (Leipzig Hauptbahnhof) or Merseburgerstrasse that will take you all the way close to the {{Ade|9}} (alight at B181/Dölzig). At the bus stop you can easily get a ticket is fairly easy lift in Leipzigall directions.
Getting caught without a ticket:== Hitching In ==* fine When coming through the {{Ade|14}} it is fairly easy to get off at Leipzig Nord-Ost or Leipzig-Ost, where you have possibilities for the driver to turn around and the tram is 40 EURwithin 1 km reach. If coming from south-east, payable by bank transfer lot of drivers go in via {{Ade|38}}. In both cases you can use the directions given in about 10 daysthe two optionjs for getting onto {{Ade|14}} direction Dresden.* I donOtherwise, options are the airport where a train is going regularly into the city. * If traveling the {{Ade|9}}, you can best get off at Leipzig-West. The driver can go off to "Einkaufszentrum", then let you out at Nova Eventis. There you can easily get a car to the center just hitchhike anywhere near the exit for Leipzig at the parking with a sign "LE". :Hitchhiker [[User:Halt, Stop! Reudnitz kommt.|Craig]] would rather recommend to ask drivers going off to ''Leipzig't know if '. The road directions are not separated on that side anymore and there is a perfect spot (bus stop) for hitching into the city plus drivers can easily make u-turn going back to the highway. [[Korn|Korn]] mentiones, that you can catch a ride from here even in the night pretty easy. If you get off earlier and don´t want to walk that far, there are special rules if is also a '''huge keeping area''' on the right side, after you possess left the highway and underpass the bridge. It is also the first possible point for cars to make a nonu-German IDturn and get back on the highway.
Anyway...* Ticket machines outside trams give you unstamped tickets* You can validate tickets in both trams and buses, the machines ''beep'' when you do so (''check if there is a ticket stamping machine in the rear of the bus'')* Inside most trams, there's a ticket machine that gives you a stamped ticket (''just hanging around there won't serve as excuse if you get busted'')* Bus drivers also sell stamped tickets== Nomadwiki & Trashwiki ==
* You could buy a (short range, if you're on low money) ticket and keep it unstamped{{nomadwiki}}
* Most transportation rules for German public transport are along the lines that you have to present a valid ticket if you're asked to do so
* '''You need to get the ticket stamped ''before'' the traffic control reaches you'''
* If you've got an unstamped ticket, you can argue that you didn't know about validating it - the tourist act usually works
* After 20:00, you usually need to get in buses at the front and show your ticket to the bus driver
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