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


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Explore interesting sights in Jena, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 15 sights are available in Jena, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Jena

1. Carl Zeiss Grabmal

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Carl Zeiss Grabmal

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. Schillers Gartenhaus

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Schillers Gartenhaus

Schiller Gartenhaus is one of only two surviving residences of Friedrich Schiller in Jena, where he lived with his family in the summers of 1797 to 1799. It was here that some of his most important works were written, such as parts of Wallenstein and Mary Stuart, as well as numerous ballads. In 1799 Schiller moved with his family to Weimar, but it was not until 1801 that he finally abandoned the Jena garden house. Today, the building is owned by the Friedrich Schiller University, which maintains a museum and a place of discourse with numerous forms of events.

Wikipedia: Schillers Gartenhaus (DE)

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.

Wikipedia: Johannistor (Jena) (EN)

4. Phyletisches Museum

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Jena Phyletisches Museum is a museum in the German town of Jena. It was established by the scientist Ernst Haeckel, as an institute dedicated to explaining evolution to the public. Exhibits include skeletons, stuffed animals, fossils and zoological artworks from Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur, and cover topics including the principles of evolution, biodiversity and the links between different taxonomic groups.

Wikipedia: Jena Phyletisches Museum (EN), Website

5. Romantikerhaus

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The Romantikerhaus Jena is a museum that is committed to researching, preserving and communicating Jena's early Romanticism. As part of the Jena Municipal Museums, it is part of JenaKultur. It is the only museum in Jena under municipal sponsorship that exclusively commemorates the cultural flowering of the city around 1800 and questions its significance for modern art and culture.

Wikipedia: Romantikerhaus (DE), Website

6. Abbeanum

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The Abbeanum is a teaching and research building of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. From 1929 to 1930 it was built in the Bauhaus style of the Carl Zeiss Foundation founded by Ernst Abbe. As an architect, the former Bauhaus student Professor Ernst Neufer was won. At that time, the building was used by the optical institute and the Institute for Applied Mathematics.

Wikipedia: Abbeanum (DE)

7. Ernst Abbe-Grabmal

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Ernst Abbe-Grabmal Bräunlich & Tesch, Inh. Emil Tesch, Hofphotograph Jena / CC BY-SA 4.0

Ernst Karl Abbe was a German physicist, optical scientist, entrepreneur, and social reformer. Together with Otto Schott and Carl Zeiss, he developed numerous optical instruments. He was also a co-owner of Carl Zeiss AG, a German manufacturer of scientific microscopes, astronomical telescopes, planetariums, and other advanced optical systems.

Wikipedia: Ernst Abbe (EN)

8. Grabmal Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner

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Grabmal Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner

Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner was a German chemist who is known best for work that was suggestive of the periodic law for the chemical elements, and for inventing the first lighter, which was known as the Döbereiner's lamp. He became a professor of chemistry and pharmacy for the University of Jena.

Wikipedia: Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (EN)

9. Burschenschaftsdenkmal

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Burschenschaftsdenkmal Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Burschenschaft monument in Jena was erected on 12 June 1883 to commemorate the founding of the Urburschenschaft of 1815 on the historic Eichplatz in front of the Burschengeeiche (1816–1968). Since 1951, the site has been located in front of the main building of the university.

Wikipedia: Burschenschaftsdenkmal (Jena) (DE)

10. Kath Kirche St. Johannes Baptist

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The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Johannes Baptist is in the Thuringian independent city of Jena. It is the parish church of the parish of St. Johannes Baptist Jena in the Deanery of Weimar of the Diocese of Erfurt. She wears the patronal feast of St. John Baptist.

Wikipedia: St. Johannes Baptist (Jena) (DE), Website

11. Dreifaltigkeitskirche

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Dreifaltigkeitskircheindeedous / Attribution

The Evangelical Trinity Church is located in the district of Burgau in the city of Jena in Thuringia. It belongs to the pastoral district of Jena-Süd of the church circle of Jena in the Propstsprengel Gera-Weimar of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.

Wikipedia: Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Burgau) (DE)

12. Hanfried

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Hanfried is a bronze figure on the market 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 300th anniversary of the university.

Wikipedia: Hanfried (Denkmal) (DE)

13. Napoleonstein

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The Napoleonstein is a monument to the Battle of Jena and Auerstedt and lies on the wind tuber northwest of Jena. Due to its location on this hill close to the city, the Napoleonstein is a popular destination for the Jena population.

Wikipedia: Napoleonstein (Jena) (DE)

14. Burg Greifenberg

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The house mountain near Jena is an elongated 391.7 m above sea level. NHN high Muschelkalkberg east of Jena in Thuringia. The mountain on which the Fuchstorm View Tower is located is a popular hiking destination close to the city.

Wikipedia: Hausberg (Jena) (DE)

15. Botanical Garden

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Botanical Garden 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.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten Jena (EN), Website


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