Rudolstadter Str. 76, Jena, Thuringia, 07745, Germany
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Jena's botanical garden is the oldest of its kind in Germany, and one of the most famous, due to its connection to Goethe, who spent a lot of time here in the late 1700's. In fact, two of the garden's prime attractions are a Goethe memorial and an old Ginkgo tree that Goethe reportedly imported himself.
Other highlights are the cactus house and the Victoria house (which displays unusual water-growing plants from the Amazon -see postcard).
You can also just walk around through the trees in the park and admire the various species of plant-life, including quite a large rose collection.
Opening hours: daily 9am to 6 pm in summer (15 May to 14 Sept) and 9am to 5 pm in winter.
Admission is 2 Euro for adults and 1 Euro for students, children, and seniors.
Roter Turm (Red Tower)
In the early 1300s the fortification including was started to build. 1865 four towers were build on the preserved medieval basement, made of red bricks. During reconstruction in 1995 the tower collapsed. In 1999-2000 the Red Tower was rebuilt in its original form.
The town hall was first mentioned in 1365. About 1377 the ground floor became redesigned with bread and meat stalls; the upper floor was rebuilt to a civic hall, council - chamber and chapel.
The town hall was completely restored between 1995 - 1998.
Town of Jena an der Saale (Thuringia)
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