The SpaceBeautiful, artist-decorated with unique wall and glass paintings, clean and freshly renovated flat very close to downtown Leipzig by foot (20 min) or by tram (5 min). Has 2 beds in one room and a couch in another. Dinner table, beautiful study desk. Huge bathroom full of light, fully equipped kitchen with all utensils, internet access and a local phone. The host speaks English, French, Russian, German and understands Italian. My son speaks Polish and Hebrew as well. Sheets, towels, blankets, dishes, silver wear, coffee maker, coffee, tea provided. Kitchen has everything you need. There are new washer and dryer.
Calm district. Trams, buses in 3 minute from the flat. Close to museums, big shopping center is next door, adorable local bakeries with fresh German pastries are across the street. Please, check excellent Vietnamese and African restaurants nearby as well.
We're looking forward to welcome new people in our apartment and if you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask! Guest AccessWasher/dryer, kitchen with everything in it, yard, phone, internet. Interaction with GuestsWe are absolutely not intrusive but we will be helpful. Please, respect our privacy the same way we respect yours. The NeighborhoodPeaceful, residential with bakeries, stores, shopping, hairdressers, cafes right there for you.There is a wonderful Russian-Jewish store not far from us, I mean 2 minutes. It is called 'Etalon' The owner is a very good friend of mine, his name is Sasha. Food is fantastic there, fresh and organic, and he can also help with advice. Our district is great. If something breaks down, let me know by e-mail immediately and I will send a repairman. Getting AroundVery easy. Walking distance to downtown. Just take Täubchenweg all the way to Johannes Platz and you are in downtown in 15 minutes. Or take tram # 4 to Augustus Platz.
From the airport:
1. Make sure you have some euros.
2. Follow the indicator to trains.
3. Get down to train platform.
4. Buy train tickets from a ticket automat on the platform, one ticket costs between 4 and 6 Euros
5. Punch (validate) your ticket (a small automat on the platform makes a perforation to validate your ticket)
6. take the train to Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)
7. get out at Hauptbahnhof, cross the rails in front of the train station and take tram #4 five stops until the stop Breite Strasse. You can buy tram tickets inside the tram, instructions in English are available but you have to have some change. If you have no change, it is better to buy tram tickets from a booth located at the train stops.
8. Get out on Breite Strasse, cross the street and then cross the street again (there are 2 sets of red lights.
9. Follow Cichorius Strasse until you see #15.
10. Cling on my name, you arrived!
You you stay for a month, the best idea is to either rent a bicycle, by a bicycle or buy a months tram ticket, unless you walk everywhere like I do. Monthly ticket can be purchased at the ticket automat at the tram stop. The nearest such machine is on Breite Strasse, your stop! Controllers are very common, so do not risk it. For traveling within Germany check deals on DB (URL HIDDEN) or if you want a personal advice, ask advice of a friendly clerk at the main train station. They will find you best deals. It is often cheaper to take a bus which is called (URL HIDDEN) its stop is located near the main station, on the left side of the Opera. However, trains are far more reliable, and nicer. Other Things to NoteThe heat should be on '2'. You do not need to mess with the 'therma' (main heater), just keep batteries on number '2'. There are 2 keys, one from the front door and one from the flat. You can add you name to my mail box. Germans recycle paper and paper products (blue garbage) and all wrappings and plastic (yellow garbage). Both stand in the yard. The rest goes to personal garbage. Ours is #3. Only take it out when it is full. The schedule for all types of garbage is in the stairway. This way you would know. The washing machine is easy to operate. When the weather is good, just hang cloths outside to dry, there is a special device for that. When it is not, there is a dryer. Everything works perfectly. The dryer has just 2 buttons. One "Tuer" (door), to open, and one to start. You stop it when you think the cloths are dry enough. It does not stop by itself. This is it. Nothing more to know.