12 Sights in Jena, Germany (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Jena, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Jena, Germany.

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1. Windknollen

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Windknollen / Public domain

Napoleon Mountain is a bare mountain 363 meters high, covered with short grass. This is also the location of Napoleon's Stone. The landscape on this plateau is very similar to the prairie of North America. Basically, the subcontinent's semi-arid turf covers vast areas not used for agriculture and is designated a nature reserve. From a geological point of view, shell limestone forms underground. In addition to the lawn, there are protected orchids, thyme and rose trees. Frogs, grass snakes, comb-shaped salamanders and pond salamanders, various aquatic insects and sometimes even pond crucian carp live in some wetlands. It is also home to red kites, kestrels and eagles. During the migration, snipes, river snipes and snipes rest here.

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2. Carl Zeiss Grabmal

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Carl Zeiss Grabmal Felix Auerbach or someone working for him or publisher Gustav Fischer? / Public domain

Carl Zeiss was a German scientific instrument maker, optician and businessman. In 1846 he founded his workshop, which is still in business as Carl Zeiss AG. Zeiss gathered a group of gifted practical and theoretical opticians and glass makers to reshape most aspects of optical instrument production. His collaboration with Ernst Abbe revolutionized optical theory and practical design of microscopes. Their quest to extend these advances brought Otto Schott into the enterprises to revolutionize optical glass manufacture. The firm of Carl Zeiss grew to one of the largest and most respected optical firms in the world.

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3. Johannistor

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Johannistor Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Johannistor is the only remaining preserved city gate of the city of Jena, Thuringia, Germany. As part of the medieval city wall, it is connected to the Pulverturm via a reconstructed walkway. The outer gate remained in existence until the beginning of the nineteenth century, when it was demolished as a result of increasing traffic. Until the houses lining the south side of Johannisstrasse were demolished in 1968, the Johannistor remained the only western entrance to the old town of Jena.

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4. Abbeanum

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Abbeanum Dr. Thomas Köhler / Public domain

Abbeanum is a teaching and research building at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. It was built from 1929 to 1930, funded by Carl Zeiss Foundation founded by Ernst Abbe, and adopted Bauhaus style. Professor Ernst Neufett, a former student of Bauhaus, was hired as an architect. At that time, the building was used by the Institute of Optics and the Institute of Applied Mathematics.

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5. Burg Gleißberg

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Burg Gleißberg Mewes in der Wikipedia auf Deutsch / Public domain

The Gleißberg Castle, today mostly called Kunitzburg after the Jena district of Kunitz below, is the ruin of a high castle at 300 m above sea level. NN five kilometers northeast of the city at the northern end of the so -called "horseshoe". This is formed by the Jenzig and the steep Gleisberg to the west to the Saaletal. The ruin belongs to the Golmsdorf corridor.

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6. Burschenschaftsdenkmal

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Burschenschaftsdenkmal Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The fraternity monument in Jena was built on June 12, 1883 to commemorate the founding of the Urburschien from 1815 on the historic Eichplatz in front of the fraternity oak (1816–1968). The location in front of the main building of the university has been in front of the main building since 1951.

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7. St. Trinitatis

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The Church of the Protestant Village of St. Trinitatis is located on the northern edge of the village of Beutnitz, at the southern foot of the forest of Tautenburger, and is part of the municipality of Golmsdorf in Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Thuringia. The church belongs to Jena Church District.

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8. Zeiss-Planetarium

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The Zeiss-Planetarium in Jena, Germany is the oldest continuously operating planetarium in the world. It was opened on July 18, 1926. The Zeiss-Planetarium is a projection planetarium. The planets and fixed stars are projected onto the inner surface of a white cupola.

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9. Hanfried

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Hanfried is a bronze figure on the market square in Jena to commemorate Johann Friedrich I of Saxony, the founder of the city's university. The monument was unveiled on August 18, 1858 on the occasion of the university's 300th anniversary.

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10. Botanischer Garten

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Botanischer Garten André Karwath aka Aka / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Botanischer Garten Jena is the second oldest botanical garden in Germany, maintained by the University of Jena and located at Fürstengraben 26, Jena, Thuringia, Germany. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged.

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11. Napoleonstein

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Napoleon's Rock is a monument to the Battle of Jena and Orstedt, located in Windknollen, northwest of Jena. Because it is located on this hill near the town, Napoleon's Rock is a popular destination for Jena residents.

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12. Bismarckturm Jena

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The Jena Bismarck Tower stands on the summit of the 328-meter-high Tatzend. It was built in 1909 on the initiative of the Jena students in honor of Bismarck and commemorates Bismarck's visit to Jena in 1892.

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Disclaimer Please be aware of your surroundings and do not enter private property. We are not liable for any damages that occur during the tours.

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