6 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 6 sights are available in Jena, Germany.

List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Jena

1. Carl Zeiss Grabmal

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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.

Wikipedia: Carl Zeiss (EN)

2. 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.

Wikipedia: Johannistor (Jena) (EN)

3. Abbeanum

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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.

Wikipedia: Abbeanum (DE)

4. Burschenschaftsdenkmal

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Burschenschaftsdenkmal Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

Burschenschaftsdenkmal in Jena was completed on January 12th. It was built in 1883 to commemorate the founding of the original Brotherhood in 1815 and is located in historic Eichplatz, in front of the Brotherhood Oak (1816-1968). It has been in front of the main university building since 1951.

Wikipedia: Burschenschaftsdenkmal (Jena) (DE)

5. Hanfried

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Hanfried is a bronze statue on Jena's market square in honor of the founder of the city's university, John Friedrich I of Saxony. This monument was erected to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the university. It was unveiled on August 7th, 1858.

Wikipedia: Hanfried (Denkmal) (DE)

6. 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 FĂ¼rstengraben 26, Jena, Thuringia, Germany. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten Jena (EN)

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