It’s our anniversary! Come join us to celebrate.

The Leipzig International Women’s Club welcomes members from our sister International Women’s Clubs from around the world to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary with a weekend of culture, music and fun.

Friday Evening

Starting on Friday, May 5th, 2023, we will welcome you to Leipzig with an opening reception.

You will have an opportunity to meet the other participants and get a briefing on the events of the weekend.

From there, you will join your hostess and proceed to one of our member’s private homes for an intimate dinner for 4-8 to get an early start on making new acquaintances in a small group setting.

Friday, May 5th, 2023

17:00 Welcome reception at Intercity Hotel conference room

17:30 Description of the weekend events Meet your hostess and fellow dinner guests

18:00 Leave for dinner

Saturday

On Saturday, we plan on showing you the highlights of our city. Leipzig has an illustrious history in publishing, music, and trading, and some pretty interesting architecture– we love to show it off.

After the bus tour, Gabriele Goldfuss, Leipzig’s Director of International Affairs will offer an official city welcome at the Old City Hall.

We will split up into small groups for lunch and gather again at the Thomaskirche to hear the famous boy’s choir give their weekly concert.

From there you will have a couple of hours on your own before we begin the evening’s festivities.

Saturday, May 6th, 2023

7:00-10:00 Breakfast buffet in Intercity Hotel

10:00 City tour on a private Hop-on Hop-off bus with our own tour guide

11:30 Official welcome from Leipzig’s International Director

12:30 Lunch in small groups

14:30 Motette at St. Thomas to hear the Thomaner, the famous boys choir

16:00 Time on your own

18:00 1950’s dinner and entertainment at the Ring Cafe

Sunday, May 7th, 2023

7:00-10:00 Breakfast buffet in Intercity Hotel

10:00-12:00 Workshop sharing our successful initiatives and challenges

The Ring Cafe

The Ring Cafe opened on January 13, 1956. With 800 seats, it was the largest café in the GDR at the time. For 33 years it was the favorite restaurant of the Leipzig elite. In keeping with the mystique of our venue, we are recommending recreating the elegance of those days by wearing classic 1950’s and 60’s cocktail party attire. After dinner we will be able to enjoy the Ring Café’s expansive dance floor to the music of a DJ.

Hotel

We have booked a block of rooms at the Intercity Hotel on the Leipzig ring, just a 4 minute walk from the train station. Doubles with 2 twin beds are 109€ and singles 89€. The price includes the breakfast buffet. To register, please contact the hotel directly at Intercity Hotel’s central reservations number: +49 341 308 661 888. Use the keyword IWC in making your reservation.

Transportation

There are convenient train connections to Leipzig from most nearby cities on Intercity Express and Intercity trains Leipzig is served by the Flughafen Leipzig/Halle, a regional airport with connections to Frankfurt and Munich as well as several European cities. From the airport there is public transportation service to Leipzig’s central train station. There is convenient train service to Leipzig from the Berlin and Frankfurt airports. The Berlin airport is an hour and a half from Leipzig, Frankfurt is three and a half hours.

Registration

Registration will open in early January when you will be able to register on-line and transfer the payment to the Leipzig IWC bank account. The cost is 140 € for the weekend and includes all scheduled events except Saturday’s lunch.