Welcome to the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

The research carried out at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography is concerned with spatial structures and current developments that have a spatial impact in Europe, as well as with the theoretical and historical foundations of Regional Geography. The IfL has a section devoted to the presentation of research findings to specialist and more general audiences. To this end, the Institute creates and tests innovative means for visualising geographical knowledge and geographical information on the internet.


Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lentz

Address and contact

Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig
Tel.: +49 341 600 55-0 / Fax: -198

Public Relations

Dr. Peter Wittmann
Tel. +49 341 600 55-174

Together with 88 other non-university research institutes and service providers, the IfL is a member of the Leibniz Association.



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As of 01 July 2014 or at the earliest possible date the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig is... more »

Current Events

Call for Papers: Small Trade in Post-Soviet Cities: Between Regulation and Informality

Special session (SS 2) at RSA conference "Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories" in June 2013 more »

Transformation of social and economic space of Europe and Asia in post-Soviet time

Scientific conference 8-13 September 2014 in Barnaul (Russia) more »


Nomadic and Indigenous Spaces – Productions and Cognitions more »
Return migration in Central Europe more »