Ontopia Code Camp

Venue and Travel

Leipzig is a vital city with an outstanding history and a vibrant cultural and scientific life. Visitors to Leipzig are happily surprised again and again by wonderful sights, plenty of extraordinary shops, various leisure activities, Leipzig’s history and legends. Most of all Leipzig’s guests are amazed by the legendary Saxon hospitality. Leipzig: the warm-hearted city with its finger on the pulse of the times. Leipzig is well connected to international airways, high-speed trains and autobahn.

The TMRA 2009 conference takes place in the Media Campus of the Leipzig Media Foundation. The Media Campus surrounds the Villa Ida. The villa was built as a country set in historical style in 1893 (and named after the owner’s wife Ida). It is surrounded by its garden and resides in Gohlis, one of the most famous quarters of Leipzig. Its intimate atmosphere is best suited for vital discussion and exchange in Topic Maps research.

Conference Location:
Villa Ida
- Mediencampus Leipzig -
Poetenweg 28
D-04155 Leipzig, Germany


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Accommodations


Leipzig provides a wide range from top class hotels over business hotels to youth hostels. For your convenience an accommodation in downtown Leipzig is recommended. For further information please contact the tourist office. Alternatively, use an online booking service like HRS.


The city centre is 10 minutes by tram from the conference venue. Here are some hotels in the centre:


Besides the hotels given in the list, we recommend Hotel de Saxe which is situated in direct neighbourhood to the conference venue (map link).

Travelling by airplane

Leipzig is connected to the international air travel network. If you arrive from abroad, in most cases you have to change in Frankfurt/Main, Munich, or Berlin. Low cost carrier supply connections from London, as well to the Leipzig-Altenburg airport. The Leipzig airport is connected to the low priced urban railway which takes 20 minutes to the central station. A taxi takes 30 minutes to Leipzig city centre (approx. 30-35 EUR).

If you travel by airplane we encourage you to climate neutralise your trip, for example with non-profit organisations like atmosfair or myclimate.

Travelling by train

Leipzig is connected to the German high-speed train (ICE) network. The central railway station is situated in downtwon Leipzig. All accommodations in downtown Leipzig are in walking distance to the railway station.
For accommodations outside of downtown Leipzig provides a good tram network. For schedule information use the services of German railway and the local mass transit company LVB.

Travelling by car

Leipzig is well connected to the German highway network (A9, A14, A38).