About the Südcafé in Leipzig

The Südcafé is a meeting place for refugees and the neighborhood in the Südvorstadt in Leipzig. The Südcafé stands on the three pillars: encounter, togetherness and networking. We want:

1. Enabling encounters …

... simple and in a pleasant atmosphere between refugees and neighbours, old and new-established Leipzigers, young and old, people with and without families, people with and without a migration background as well as in the communities and across municipal boundaries 

2. Promoting togetherness

Labels such as "refugee", "helper" and "needy" are fading and we meet as people at eye level. 

3. Networking

We want to be there, listen to where there is need, be informed about help possibilities and projects and pass them on. 

We want to create structures that are reliable and at the same time promote voluntary commitment. 

This means always being up to date with regard to projects for refugees through various networking meetings with other providers. In this respect, our meeting place creates space and a nice atmosphere for a lively exchange. 

Through our project, we want to enable help from the district and become a network hub. It is important to us to promote the encounter of refugees and people from the district by promoting an inviting, positive mood in our rooms and turning »refugees« into people with faces. Just be there, listen to where the need is, and try to mediate. 

The Südcafé is a diaconal project of the Evangelical Lutheran parish in the south of Leipzig. It is supported and promoted by the Ev.-Luth. Landeskirche Sachsen, the Integrative Measure of the City of Leipzig and the Leipzig Foundation. The commitment of our volunteers is funded by the Saxon State Ministry and Consumer Protection. 

Conversation over coffee and cake: Come by as you have time and desire: One hour, two hours - twice a week or once a month. Over coffee and cake, UNO is played, German learned or simply talked with each other. You are also welcome to bring your children. 

Baking cakes: Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Südcafé times. We're always hungry! Please simply bring the cake between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to the Südcafé. 

Homework supervision: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Supervise refugee school children and adults who are in integration courses during the day with their homework. 

Set-up and/or dismantling: Tuesdays and Thursdays. We need your support in setting up and dismantling the café. Set-up begins at 3:30 p.m. and dismantling lasts until around 6:30 p.m. 

Let's Talk - theme afternoon: If you would like to help design, organize and/or carry out a theme afternoon, simply contact us (suedcafe.kg.leipzig-sued@evlks.de). 

We look forward to seeing you and your support! 


Südcafé for Kids

Yay, now the Südcafe is also available for children: Südcafé for Kids. 

We invite children to play, talk, get to know each other and exchange ideas for two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

We have been doing this for adults for a long time, now we have two rooms just for children. The room for homework help, reading, handicrafts and other quiet activities and the room for action and movement. If it's possible, we're outside. 

Like the Südcafè, the Südcafè for Kids is an open offer. We see who is coming and what is desired. 

We are happy about people who want to participate and contribute their ideas, just talk to us. 

Südcafè for Kids - A project of the Südcafé of Evangelical Lutheran parish in the south of Leipzig.





Südcafè and Südcafè for Kids on site:

behind St. Peter's Church, on the way between the school centre and the church
Schletterstraße 5, 04107 Leipzig

Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 16:00 o'clock to 18:00 o'clock


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We are easily accessible by public transport:

Stop Bayerischer Bahnhof:
S-Bahn S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S5X
Тram 2, 9 and 16
Bus 60

Stop Härtelstrasse:
Tram 2, 9 and16

Stop Hohe Strasse:
Tram 10 and 11


Susen Seidel
Holger Warschkow

Office hours (office in the Bethlehem Church,
Kurt-Eisner-Str. 22, 04275 Leipzig):
Monday from 16:00 to 18:00
Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00
or by appointment


The Südcafé on Facebook: suedcafeleipzig
The Südcafé on Instagram: suedcafe_leipzig

Phone:: +49 341 22536810
Mobile Phone: +49 176 69 74 9448