Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde e. V.
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig
Tel.: +49 341 600 55-0
Fax: +49 341 600 55-198

Entered in the Register of Associations at the County Court of Leipzig, Nr. 1238
Director: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lentz
Sales tax ID: Nr. DE 811 549 191
Editorial responsibility
Editors in charge:
Christian Hanewinkel, Tel. +49 600 55-150
Eric Losang, Tel. +49 600 55-144
Programming, design and animation: Dipl.-Geogr. E. Losang
Further support was given by: M.Sc. Dipl.-Ing. S. Specht, Oldenburg

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Funding note
This website is co-financed by tax revenue on the basis of the budget adopted by the members of the Saxon Landtag.

Note on liability
1. Contents of the website
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6. Data protection
Data protection under § 4 section 1 Data Protection Act (Teledienstdatenschutzgesetz [TDDSG])