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Leisure activities

Events in Jena

In your holiday apartment you will find actual infomations about events in Jena and the surrounding area.

Places of interest in Jena

Jena has a large number of architectonical sights, museums, a planetarium and the botanical garden. We recommend the following museums:
  • Optical museum - history of optics in and around Jena, connected with the names of Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe. There you will find the largest connection of eyeglasses in Europe
  • Pyletical museum - museum of theory of evolution
  • Romantikerhaus - museum of literature of the Jena early romanticism
  • Stadtmuseum - museum of history of Jena, art collection, galerie of modern art
  • Schott-Glasmuseum - history of products and technology of glass production in Jena
  • Imaginata - Opened in Summer, points of phenomenons of natural sience, represented in a playfull way and with hands-on experiences

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Right from your apartment there are 2 ways directly to the Landgrafen. There is a restaurant and a look-out tower (opened on weekends). From the Landgrafen you have some hiking possibilities
- to the North with some look-outs at Jena to Löbstedt, there you can return by tram
- to the West across the Napoleonstein to Cospeda, there is a museum 1806 (battle near Jena and Auerstedt between Prussia and France)
- to the West along the Sonnenberge to the restaurant and brewery Papiermühle. There you can return by bus.

Known hiking routes, which aren't starting directly at your front door, are
- Jenzig - Hufeisen - Kunitzburg - Kunitz - Erlkönig - Jenzig
- Hausberg (Fuchsturm) - Steinkreuz - Ziegenhain
- Kernberghorizontale (there is a yearly international running event, the "Kernberglauf")

Bicycle paths

Jena is situated on two long-distance cycle paths

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