Jena is a modern university and high-tech city with plenty of charm. Several important personalities studied and taught at the university, such as Schiller, whose residence is open to the public. Goethe worked here and supported the university and the botanical garden. Ground-breaking developments from Abbe and Zeiss are on display at the Optical Museum. Every summer, the Kulturarena is very impressive as music and cultural festival. Jena's charming environment amidst cliffs on which many orchid species grow. Two cycle routes cross in Jena, the Saale - cycle-hike route and the long-distance route "Thuringian Town Chain". Connection to: Saale Cycle-Hiking Trail.

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