Things to see and do - Jena
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Jena : Michelin's recommendations
Jena, lying northeast of the Thuringian Forest, began to develop after a university was founded there in 1588. Thereafter the city's reputation was enhanced by numerous scientists and intellectuals such as Goethe, Schiller, the philologist Wilhelm von Humboldt and his geographer brother Alexander. In the mid-19C, Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe developed the optical industry, starting with their new invention, the microscope. Today, Jena is a lively city with an eye to the future.
Tourist attractions Jena : Things to see and do
Am Planetarium 5
The planetarium, built beside the botanical garden by the Zeiss firm, takes spectators on a journey through outer space to explore star systems and the movement of the planets.
Carl-Zeiss Platz 12
Here, 500 years of the history of optics is traced through a major collection of optical instruments.
An exhibition on the town's history since its founding is displayed on all four floors of this fine building.
Lutherplatz 2 D - 07743 Jena
Prix Prices from : 80 €
This historic, 4-star hotel is directly opposite the main university building in the centre of Jena. It offers fine Thuringian and international food, traditional-style rooms, and free Wi-Fi. The family-run Hotel Schwarzer Bär has spacious, brightly..
Knebelstraße 3 D - 07743 Jena
Prix Prices from : 50 €
Hotel am Paradies is located on the River Saale at the Paradies Park park. It is near the Paradies train and bus station, just a 10-minute walk from Jena city centre. All rooms at Hotel am Paradies are individually furnished with a modern and functi..
Carl-Zeiss-Platz 4 D - 07743 Jena
Situated beside the Friedrich Schiller University in the heart of Jena, this hotel features striking architecture and free WiFi. Enjoy well-equipped rooms, an elegant restaurant and excellent transport links. The Steigenberger Esplanade Jena was com..
Rudolstädter Str. 82 (B 88) D - 07745 Jena-Winzerla
Lutherplatz 2 D - 07743 JENA
Leutragraben 1 (im Intershop Tower) D - 07743 JENA
Situated 128m above ground level, this modern restaurant with its floor-to-ceiling windows provides magnificent views over the town. The culinary focus is on flavoursome international cuisine.
Landgrafenstieg 25 D - 07743 Jena
The restaurant close to the observation tower, also known as the Balcony of Jena, serves regional cuisine and offers a fantastic view over the city. Three individual rooms are available: country, Art Deco or honeymoon.
Oberlauengasse 19 D - 07743 JENA