Lutherplatz 2, Jena 07743
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Travel Tips for Jena
Climate in Jena
Rainy season: There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 9 – 20°C ( 49 - 68°F ); min: 2 - 9°C ( 36 - 49°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 22 – 24°C ( 72 - 75°F ); min: 12 - 14°C ( 53 - 58°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 7 – 19°C ( 45 - 66°F); min: 2 - 11°C ( 36 – 51°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 3 – 6°C ( 38 - 43°F); min: -1 - 2°C ( 30 - 36°F )
Schiller’s Garden House
In Jena had his residence Friedrich Schiller, he was here professor at the University of Jena. You can visit the garden house and the kitchen house. He wrote here a part of the drama "Maria Stuart", "Wallenstein", "The maid of Orleans" and many of his ballads. In the garden there still is the stone table, where Schiller often was sitting with Goethe. Schiller possessed it in years 1797-1802.
There is the Schiller- Museum since 1924.
Monadays it`s closed.
The University of Jena is very old, there was founded the first University 1558.
This building on the pic is the historic main building of the Friedrich Schiller University called Collegium Jenense. In the main building there you can study the Philosophy (Arts and Letters).
And to the progress of this Facultet in Jena contributed Schiller, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Goethe,Herder and Wieland.
University city Jena
Jena is not a huge town (100.000 inhabitants) but very nice. The centre is very cute, although there's the monstrous inter shop tower in the middle (but that's also good, so you always have a point to orientate).
The place to be at the weekends or on warm summer evenings is the Wagnergasse close to the tower. It's a street with cute old houses. There you can find many pubs and restaurants.
Thüringens Number 1 !
Jena has an old history about CARL ZEISS has founded the famous optical company here.. There are old towers, buildings and places, very new ones and some of the DDR-era that are not as pretty as the 2 other types ...;-)