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|state = Saxony
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|plate = L
|motorways = {{AutobahnAde|9}} {{AutobahnAde|14}}
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'''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.
== Hitchhiking out ==
=== North towards [[Berlin]], South towards [[Munich|München]] {{AutobahnAde|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.
=== North towards [[Berlin]] and [[Magdeburg]]/[[Hamburg]] ;Third optionYou can take a train from the Main Station, Leipzig-Gohlis, Leipzig-Coppiplatz, Leipzig-Möckern or Leipzig-Leutzsch (Regional Express "RB") that goes to "Weißenfels". Get off at "Rückmarsdorf". From there you walk north straight up to the big street that leads to the {{AutobahnAde|149}} ===. It's about 300 m and the way is intuitive. You can either start from there or follow the street westwards for about 500 m where you find a car seller for Renault. There is plenty of space to stop and pick you up. If people only go to Dölzig take the lift.
There is a brilliant spot to ask people for lifts at an "Aral"-petrol station which is the last one before the Autobahn === North towards [[Berlin]] and [[Magdeburg]]/[[Hamburg]] {{Ade|14 that also leads onto the A9 to Berlin. }} ===
Take tram 16 with or without There is a 2,00 Euro-Ticket in the direction of Messegelände and get off brilliant spot to ask people for lifts at an "Hornbach BaumarktAral" from here it's a '''15mins walk''' to the -petrol station but it's worth it. Walk in which is the same direction as last one before the tram and take an immediate right Autobahn {{Ade|14}} that also leads 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{{Ade|9}} to Berlin.
Asking people for Take tram 16 with or without a lift towards Berlin on the A9 or towards Magdeburg on the A14 (which is also the way to go for Hamburg) usually works just fine here.'''Do keep 2,40 Euro-Ticket in mind that the first rest stop going north direction of Messegelände and get off at "Hornbach Baumarkt" from here will be "it's a '''Köckern" on the A915mins walk''' whereas to the station but it would be '''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 "PlötzetalAral" -petrol station on the A14your left.''''''
=== East Asking people for a lift towards [[Dresden]] Berlin on the {{AutobahnAde|149}} or towards Magdeburg on the {{AutobahnAde|3814}} ===(which is also the way to go for Hamburg) usually works just fine here.The first rest stop going north from here will be '''[[File:Hitching spot leipzig.jpgde:Köckern Ost|thumbKöckern Ost]]''' on the {{Ade|250px9}}, that isn't too far. On the {[Ade|right14]}, it is '''[[:de:Plötzetal Ost|Spot in Leipzig described in Option 2 for hitchhiking North or SouthPlötzetal Ost]]''' which is past Halle. Most of the A14 traffic goes to Halle so you might want to get the ride anyway and get off at the non-gas-station rest area that is on the A14, before Halle but after the branch-off to Berlin.
=== East towards [[Dresden]] {{Ade|14}} {{Ade|38}} ===[[File:Hitching spot leipzig.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Spot in Leipzig described in Option 2 for hitchhiking North or South]] ;First Closer optionTake the Tram #15 a tram to "Permoser Str./ Torgauer Str." (3/3E direction "Taucha"; or #2 from Bus 90 direction "Paunsdorfcenter"; check here: www.lvb.de/timetable). You walk some 50 meters along "Permoser Straße" (the city center towards ''Meusdorf'' one without tram tracks) and get out at the last stationstart hitchhiking from there. Go 250 Meters further to Drivers already see you from the next bus traffic light and can stopeasily on the "white lines". This is the best spot While heading east you'll also find gas stations to [[Dresden]] over A38 and A14/A4ask people directly.
Please check whether ;Far option oneTake a tram to the road works still go stop "Paunsdorfer Alle/Permoser Strasse". Show a sign saying "Dresden" and find a good spot on as posted on hitchbase, section Meusdorf! the street towards east which is close to the motorway junction already. There is lots of good experience reports about this spot.
<small> Update 2010-11-05 by ;Far option twoTake 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 [[User:Jeensg|jeensgDresden]] 23:03, 7 November 2010 (CET): Roadworks still go on (like one year to go), but eventually still people passing by via {{Ade|38}} and 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 is going via B2!<{{Ade|14}}/small>{{Ade|4}}.
;Raststätte / service area Muldental
;Second optionIn direction 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 (to Grimma or further).
On Permoser Straße there are three gas stations=== West towards [[Erfurt]], first Aral, then HEM and lateron bft, which is the closest to the motorway. Since there are not necessarily a lot of people to ask getting gas, it's recommendable to have a sign saying "A14 [Dresden[Cologne|Köln]". ], [[DizzyBelgium]]'s waiting time: 15 minutes. {{Ade|4}} ===
<small> Update 2010-11-05 by [[User:Jeensg|jeensg]] 23:03, 7 November 2010 (CET): Entry to motorway is closed! '''Please check before!!!'''</small>
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[[File:CraigChristmasHitch.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Santa Claus [[User:Halt, Stop! Reudnitz kommt.|Craig]] hitching bus stop near ''Leipzig West'' ({{Ade|9}}).]]
=== West towards [[Erfurt]], [[Cologne|Köln]], [[Belgium]] {{Autobahn|4}} ===
When heading to Belgium highway number 4 is a decent option. There are no comfortable ways (other than luck) to get on the highway to Kassel [[A38_(Germany)|A38]]. Though if there's somebody taking you to the A38 make sure you get a long lift. There is only one [http://hitchwiki.org/de/Rohnetal_Nord service station] before reaching the [[A7_(Germany)|A7]] near [[Göttingen]]/[[Kassel]].
You can take bus 131 from Merseburgerstrasse that will take you all the way close Bus to the A9. At the bus stop opposite from the Aral gas station you can also hitch a ride easily.Kulkwitz (Markranstädt) than walk 6 km to Rastplatz Fuchsaue on highway 38
First you have to go south on the A9, use a sign "A9 Süd", there's a gas station on the highway 30 km south from Leipzig, there you can find a ride going West - the on-ramp on the side away from Leipzig is slightly more spacious (but not spacious) and there was a little more traffic when [[User:Guaka|guaka]] was hitching from there on Thursday around noon.
Right after getting onto You can take bus 131 from Main Station (Leipzig Hauptbahnhof) or Merseburgerstrasse that will take you all the A4 there's a restaurant that's okay during way close to the day {{Ade|9}} ([[User:Guaka|guaka]] found a long ride to almost Giessen from therealight at B181/Dölzig). There's also At the bus stop you can easily get a gas station before Erfurst (but after Jena)lift in all directions.
== 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 When coming through the driver. * Actually {{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 within 1 km reach. If coming from south-east, lot of drivers go in via A38{{Ade|38}}. In both cases you can use the directions given in the two optionjs for getting onto A14 {{Ade|14}} direction Dresden.
* Otherwise, options are the airport where a train is going regularly into the city.
* If traveling the '''A9'''{{Ade|9}}, you can best get off at Leipzig-West. The driver should 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". You could also take the Bus 131:Hitchhiker [[User:Halt, but why should you? == Overnight ==There are several youth hostels in Stop! Reudnitz kommt.|Craig]] would rather recommend to ask drivers going off to ''Leipzig''. There The road directions are not separated on that side anymore and there is one about a mile out of perfect spot (bus stop) for hitching into the city. It's plus drivers can easily walkable, just head out left from the train station's main entrance, and follow the road round make u-turn going back to the righthighway. Keep walking past a head shop[[Korn|Korn]] mentiones, and take that you can catch a left, then a right on a street that runs parallel. Keep walking to ride from here even in the end of the road, then turn left over the bridge over the train tracksnight pretty easy. After If you've walked over the train tracksget off earlier and don´t want to walk that far, thereis also a '''huge keeping area'''s an interesting little village made up of wendy houses. Walk through this, heading to on the far corner. Turn rightside, after you left the highway and walk parallel with underpass the train tracksbridge. You should she an old pub in It is also the middle of an HLM type housing estate. Make a note of it, because it does fantastic food. Carry on first possible point for about another 200m, then hang a left. The youth hostel is on the left, just on cars to make a small service road.  == Public transport u- Riding with turn and without a ticket ==''the information below does not apply to get back on the S-Bahn city trainhighway. See [[Deutsche Bahn]] instead'' Using public transportation without a ticket is fairly easy in Leipzig. Getting caught without a ticket:* fine is 40 EUR, payable by bank transfer in about 10 days* I don't know if there are special rules if you possess a non-German ID
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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