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 D - 07743 Jena
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 D - 07743 Jena
Here, 500 years of the history of optics is traced through a major collection of optical instruments.
Markt 7 D - 07743 Jena
An exhibition on the town's history since its founding is displayed on all four floors of this fine building.
Bachstrasse 14 D - 07743 Jena
Teichgraben 1 D - 7743 JENA
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The 3-star hotel ibis Hotel Jena City is ideally situated on the Holzmarkt with lots of fantastic attractions within easy walking distance. The hotel is close to many institutions, companies, the college campus and a large shopping center, so you are..
Knebelstraße 3 D - 07743 Jena
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..
Rudolstädter Str. 76 D - 07745 Winzerla
Rudolstädter Str. 82 D - 07745 Winzerla
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
Lutherplatz 2 D - 07743 Jena
Leutragraben 1 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.