An overview of Leipzig
Leipzig is a fascinating mix of the old East and the modern West. For 40 years part of East Germany, the city has been transformed since reunification, but even now some signs of former neglect remain. However it's a city with great ambition - they tried for the 2012 Olympics, have built a brand new stadium and now have the World Cup to look forward to.
Mar 27, 2005, 22:47
Central Stadium, Leipzig
Leipzig's 'Zentralstadion', or Central Stadium, is an interesting mix of old and new. A new millennium structure nestling within a post-war, former eastern bloc concrete bowl of a sports stadium. The new 45,000 all-seater ground actually sits inside the old 100,000 capacity bowl, built on a ringed mound of wartime rubble.
Mar 25, 2005, 17:02
FC Sachsen Leipzig
To be honest, it's stretching things a bit to call FC Sachsen Leipzig the host club - they've only played their own games at the stadium since 2004.
However, it's a good opportunity for a little lesson on what happened to football in East Germany during the Cold War period and how the beautiful game is now shaping up in the city of Leipzig.
Mar 26, 2005, 01:21
City centre to stadium
It's only 20 minutes to walk from the city centre to the stadium, but if you do want to drive there or hop on the tram, this page gives you directions.
Mar 25, 2005, 18:56
Leipzig by air
You can fly in and out of the Leipzig area, via the 'real' airport, 'Leipzig-Halle', which is just 14 minutes from central Leipzig, or the 'pretend' local airport used by Ryanair, nearly an hour and half away!
Mar 17, 2005, 20:59
Leipzig by rail
Leipzig trains station is regarded by the city's tourist office as one of the city's main tourist attractions - not least because it now houses a shopping mall with 140 shops. In rail terms, it also offers direct links to and from 8 of the other 11 World Cup venues.
Mar 17, 2005, 18:04
Leipzig by road
Located to east of all but one of the other World Cup venues, it's over 200 miles from Leipzig to 8 of the other 11 host cities. Nevertheless, there are good motorway links to them all.
Mar 17, 2005, 17:05
Leipzig fan park
The fan park in Leipzig is going to be on Augustplatz, about 100 yards from the main station ... as a landmark, just look out for the triangular peak atop the university tower block at the side of the square.
Jan 13, 2006, 19:41
Leipzig football records
Leipzig football has seen so many mergers, unions, dissolutions, reunions and new beginnings over the last century that this page looks at Leipzig's football legacy in general, rather than that of just one club.
Mar 27, 2005, 00:12
Stadium gallery 1
The Central Stadium in Leipzig is a unique mixture of old and new. This collage of photos shows how the exterior of the old, bombastic post-war sports stadium has been retained as the outer surround of the new ultra-modern football ground now nestled within it.
Mar 13, 2005, 20:44