City of Jena

Photo: ©JenaKultur T. Babovic

Jena is an old town – likely first mentioned in 830/850 – and Jena is a young town – ca. 1/5 of its about 100,000 inhabitants are students.

You like hiking and cycling? Enjoy the beautiful landscape with hills and the river Saale.

You are interested in history? Martin Luther was here, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Napoleon, Friedrich Nietzsche…

You love music? What about the Jena Philharmonic? And Weimar, Gera, Rudolstadt, Erfurt with operas and concert halls are not far away – go there by train and come back the same night.

You are a fan of traditions? The Jena University was founded in 1548.

You prefer local things? Taste Thuringian dumplings, “Rostbratwurst”, Jena wine and beer.

You go in for modern art and architecture? Discover 1920’s buildings and exceptional exhibitions.

You don’t want a long commute? Jena is a compact town and it’s easy to get around.

You don’t like to spend the evening alone? Meet people while enjoying the Jena nightlife.

You like sports? Cheer the Jena soccer teams or go jogging in the big Jena Park “Paradise”.

Official homepage of the city of Jena.

Jena on Wikipedia.