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Venues in Leipzig that will surprise you

What do you think of when you think of Zoo Leipzig? Animals, of course. Perhaps a family day out. But do you also think of your next conference? And what do you associate with Porsche? Fast, classy cars? What about special events and sustainability? And what has a former heating plant got to do with art and conferences? There are a number of venues in Leipzig that are good for a surprise. We present three of them here.

Zoo Leipzig

Meetings with a jungle flavour

With around 630 animal species, Zoo Leipzig is one of the richest and most beautiful zoological gardens in Europe. As well as the amazing wildlife, you’ll find some very special places to meet. From the South American flair of Hacienda Las Casas to the sprawling jungle adventure that is Gondwanaland, the zoo’s conference and event venues score plenty of points for exoticism.

And they are the perfect place for unusual breaks! At Gondwanaland, you can take your participants along the treetop trail or share a boat trip with them on the jungle river. And did you know that with its primeval rainforest, more than 24,000 tropical plants and around 300 exotic animals, Gondwanaland’s tropical hall is the only one of its kind in Europe? And if you want to do more than just meet: outside of regular opening hours, the zoo’s doors are open to you for evening events. Dinner with a view of the savannah, a samba show or a zoo barbecue and campfire in the jungle village – Zoo Leipzig takes you on a journey through nature with international cultural and culinary highlights.

Sustainability is a key consideration here – and for its particularly effective contributions to sustainable change, Zoo Leipzig was awarded the 2024 German Sustainability Award.

Porsche Experience Center Leipzig

Meetings with an adrenaline kick          

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an event with a lot of horsepower. The Porsche Experience Center Leipzig offers an exceptional setting for conferences and business events. Inside, the rooms are just as impressive as the diamond-shaped building that houses them. And the view of the circuit is always included. It is one of the highlights of any event at Porsche. Either get behind the wheel yourself or sit alongside a professional driver for the on-road driving event. An unforgettable experience is also guaranteed when you go off-road. Six kilometres of challenges await you, including a water ditch, a gravel track and a ramp with an 80 per cent gradient. The route takes you past wild oxen and Exmoor ponies. As guardians of the landscape, these animals are part of a unique grazing concept on the site.

Or how about taking a look at the heart of Porsche production? The Panamera and Macan are built here. From pre-assembly to drive and final assembly to finish, the factory tour is a great experience. At the same time, it offers a glimpse into the future of electric mobility. In early 2024, the electric Macan was presented as the first fully electric Porsche. The Zero Impact Factory is designed to leave no environmental footprint in the future. As you can see, a conference at the Porsche Experience Center Leipzig will surprise your delegates in every way.

Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig

Industrial past meets digital present

What has art got to do with a former heating plant? And what does this have to do with conferences? The very simple answer is provided by the Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig. Until 1992, fires burned here in the heating plant’s huge coal ovens. Today, the place is all about creativity and new ideas. What remains is the special charm of the historic industrial building. So how about inviting people to a conference in the machine hall or boiler hall? This is the perfect backdrop for events that will inspire and be remembered. But it’s not just gazing into the city’s past that’s impressive: the Kunstkraftwerk is known as a centre for digital art and culture. This is the home of immersive art. Guests are wowed by spectacular 360° video shows and dazzling worlds of colour. Audiovisual storytelling techniques immerse visitors in works of art, making them part of the art experience. These impressive exhibitions are the ideal addition to your conference. Or use the panoramic projector technology for your own presentations – team up with the professionals to get really creative.

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Ideas from the Leipzig Convention Team

As you can see, Leipzig has a few surprises up its sleeve. So it’s well worth taking a closer look. If you would like more ideas for extraordinary venues or an interesting supporting programme, the Leipzig Convention Team is your first port of call. You are welcome to call or email us. Or why not explore the sheer variety of Leipzig’s conference venues right now.

Come and meet us – at IMEX 2024 in Frankfurt

Our joint stand at IMEX 2024 also has a few surprises in store. Why don’t you pay us a visit in Frankfurt from 14 to 16 May at stand G155? Come and talk to the Leipzig Convention Team and representatives from Zoo Leipzig and the Porsche Experience Center Leipzig. We look forward to seeing you.


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