2 cities 3 days

Music: "Glory hallelujah" by Orleans' Little Song, [CC-BY-NC-SA], "Hallelujah" by Trachead Family, [CC-BY-SA]

HalLeiLujah is a weekend and part of the IAESTE summer programme exclusively for IAESTE students in Germany.
It is organized by IAESTE LC Halle and IAESTE Leipzig.

This weekend focuses on a mixture of culture and sports. You will be presented with an extensive programme. We care for your food, accommodation and transport in Halle and Leipzig, you enjoy the cities.

Friday, July 20 17:30 - Sunday, July 22 14:00

HalLeiLujah takes place starting from Friday, July 20, 2018 17:30 on and ends on Sunday, July 22, 2018 14:00. We recommend arriving on Friday, July 20 at about 17:30 but it won't be a big deal if you are later.

Starts: Leipzig, Ends: Halle (Saale)

We expect most of you arriving at Leipzig central station and leaving at Halle (Saale) central station.

What's included?

The fee of EUR 47* covers accommodation for 2 nights, transport in Halle and Leipzig**, museum entrance fees, plenty of opportunities to take photos, sports like canoeing and all meals.

* Discount: Only EUR 45 in case of early-bird registration and payment in advance through wire transfer
** We will buy group tickets for Saturday and Sunday



Arrival in Leipzig

At first, you would need your eyes and spirit to get used to staggering beauty of Leipzig; that’s why we accommodate you in a hostel. After you have calmed your body, adapted but still shaking out of joy, we will visit the highest point in Leipzig (and possibly the world), MDR tower. A continuous looking on Leipzig from bird’s eye view for too long can damage your eyes (your brain just cannot conceive such a magnificent picture so you cannot even blink). So the rest of the evening we will spend together having barbecue, playing, conducting conversations about the magnificent view upon MDR tower.

Old town hall, Leipzig

Saturday morning

The day after, we will have breakfast at 8:30 and get ready to gaze upon further beauties of Leipzig. The best way to encompass as much as we can and not fall into a stupor is to have City Rally (exposal to uncontrollable amount of awesomeness of Leipzig causes stupor, scientifically documented). During the City Rally in the centre of Leipzig we will discover famous St. Nicholas Church, St. Thomas Church, Gewandhaus with University campus, the Augustusplatz with Opera. After a lunch break at 12, we will visit the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, one of the greatest monuments in Europe.

St. Thomas Church, Leipzig Universitätskirche St. Pauli, Leipzig
Gewandhaus, Leipzig Monument to the Battle of the Nations, Leipzig

Photo "Monument to the Battle of the Nations": André Karwath [CC BY-SA 2.5]

Park in Halle

Saturday afternoon

Finally, we will say goodbye to Leipzig, but grieve not, my friend, because we will continue our journey and admiration of the beautiful in Halle! At 14:00, we will leave from Leipzig, and after a short stop at the youth hostel in Halle we will spend time having games and fun in Halle's green heart at the river banks of the Saale, so that you can have different perspective on beauty of this city. By the way, the admiration requires a lot of energy so we will have dinner at 18:30. And then, we will delve into mysterious Halle under the cover of the night while receiving stories and anecdotes, stretching over generations.

View onto the Saale river


The day after, we will have breakfast of course. This time at 9:30 only to give you a chance to recover from the magnificent night. At this point of journey, we think we do not have to mention how amazing Halle is and how much energy and emotions it consumes to delight in merely being in there. The first stop this day will be a guided tour through Händelhaus, once a home of world famous Barock genius composer from Halle. The last, optional stop will be the ruins of Giebichenstein Castle, which ancient walls witnessed history of Halle for 11 centuries.

View onto the Saale river


Unfortunately, there our journey will come to an end, but hold your tears and just try to grasp the splendour of Halle. With nostalgic smile and warmth in our souls, we will tell our children how once we visited Leipzig and Halle and it was amazing and it inspired us come back numerous times and maybe live in Leipzig or Halle forever and establish your own clan here.

Curriculum (subject to change...)

Friday, July 20

  • 17:30 Arrival and check-in in hostel
  • 19:00 MDR-Tower
  • 20:30 Dinner
  • 23:00 Individual Evening programme

Saturday, July 21

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 City rally
  • 12:00 Mittagessen (Lunch)
  • 13:00 Monument of the Battle of the Nations
  • 14:00 Transfer to Halle
  • 16:00 Games and Fun in Halle
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Night excursion through Halle
  • 22:30 Individual Evening programme

Sunday, July 22

  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Händelhaus Guided Tour
  • 12:30 Good Bye at Giebichenstein Castle

Fee: EUR 47

The fee for the whole weekend is 47 € per person and due for payment upon arrival. Early-bird registrants save 2 € by wire-transferring the fee onto our bank account, at least 5 days prior to the start of the weekend, and after successful registration. During registration, use the wire-transfer payment option.


This event is generously sponsored by DAAD/ IAESTE Germany. Thanks for your confidence.

Participation at own risk

Participation is at your own risk. The organizing Local Committee nor its members involved in this event can be held liable, legally or otherwise, for accidents of person or property, before during or after the event. IAESTE reserves the right to postpone or cancel the weekend prior to departure at its discretion or adjust individual programme items to the weather and financial conditions.

Ready to go?

Sign up now for the rare and limited opportunity to participate in HalLeiLujah weekend.