Gera Travel Guide

  • The City Theater in Gera
    The City Theater in Gera
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Gera Things to Do

  • Gera City Theater

    The combined city theaters of Gera and Altenburg offer an extensive program of operas, operettas, musicals, ballet, spoken drama, concerts and also puppet theater.No matter when you come to Gera or Altenburg, you will probably find something going on at one or both venues. In the month of November 2004, as an example, there was only one day in the...

  • St. Salvator Church

    St. Salvator Church was built between 1717-1720 in Baroque style on top to the Nikolai Hill, the highest point of Gera. The tower becamse victim of a big fire in late 18th century and had to be rebuilt later. The interior is completely in Art Nouveau style - really worth a visit!

  • St. Johannis Church

    St. Johannis Church is the first church of Gera and was built there in 12th century but completly destroyed after a fire in 1780. One hundred years later the church was re-erected. The 'Park der Demokratie' (park of democracy) was plant around the curch in 1885.

  • Osterstein Castle

    The Osterstein Castle is the oldest building in Gera. It was founded in 12th century and remodeled over the years. In 1945 it was destroyed and rebuilt after the World War Two.Today, it houses a museum of paintings and photos.

  • Market Square

    Gera's Market Square is surrounded by historic buildings from different epoques. In the center of the square is the Simonsbrunnen (Simon fountain). The market square is dominated by the city hall and the town pharmacy. The town hall was built in only two years (1573-1575) and is a masterpiece of Renaissance style. If you do not shy to climb the...

  • Gera Hofwiesenpark

    The Federal Garden Show has been held for 56 years and this year with take place in Thuringia with 2 different sites at Gera and Ronneburg. The Gera Hofwiesenpark, in the city centre has a display area of 30 hectares. The area is flat and more compact than its neighbour at Ronneburg, but still displays 60,000 shrubs. There are numerous themed...

  • Orangerie

    The Gera City Theater is located at one end of a park called the Küchengarten (Kitchen Garden).At the other end of the same park is the Orangerie, which was built from 1729 to 1732. Over the years it has served as a military hospital, a horse barn, a high school and a restaurant. It is now used as an art museum. Like most museums in this part of...

  • An activity you need to do, if...

    An activity you need to do, if it is going on at that time is the Open Air theatre. It is fun and very funny. The zoo they have that is more of an open zoo. The animals are not locked behind cages like here. The Hoehler's are very exciting. It's neat down there also gets pretty cramped in some areas.Open Zoo

  • The 'Orangerie' is an...

    The 'Orangerie' is an art-museum today. Otto Dix was born in Gera and sometimes you can see a lot of pictures of him in the Orangerie.Nice Park!


Gera Hotels

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  • Novotel Gera

    Berliner Strasse 38, (formerly Dorint Gera), Gera, Thuringia, 07545, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Restaurant Zwergschloesschen

    Untermhaeuser Str. 67/69, Gera, Thuringia, 07548, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • City Partner Servicehotel Gewuerzmuehle

    Clara Viebig Strasse 4, 07545 Gera, Thuringia, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Gera Restaurants

  • There is no such things as a...

    by JackalKillah Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    There is no such things as a favorite restaurant. They are all good with service and food.

    You need to try the 'American' style restaurant that they have in the movie theatre. Close to what we eat here.

    Favorite Dish: Anything. All the food is good. Even the breads and rolls. I could eat those things like there was no tomorrow.

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Gera Transportation

  • Gera Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)

    Gera is no longer served by InterCity trains (nor of course by the once very popular InterRegio trains, which have unfortunately been discontinued all over Germany), but it is still well served by Regional Express trains, for example to and from Erfurt and Leipzig, and by the Vogtlandbahn going south to places like Greiz and Plauen.The Gera Main...

  • City Train Line 1

    When I last visited Gera in 2004, construction was well under way for their new streetcar line # 1, which was scheduled for completion in 2006. The tracks were already in place in some parts of the city, and work had begun on the section near the theater, which includes a new stop in front of the theater with direct access to the main railway...

  • Getting there

    Halfway from Erfurt to Dresden. Good traffic connections by rail and road to International Airports in Dresden and Leipzig. Situated on two important Autobahn; A 9 Berlin-Munich and A 4 Dresden-Frankfurt. In town a lot of roads are in a really bad condition - many potholes!! Avoid driving in the city and use public transport instead!


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    Climate in Gera

    by Leipzig Updated Aug 2, 2007

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    Miscellaneous: Rainy season: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 – 18°C ( 46 - 64°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 45°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 23°C ( 70 - 74°F ); min: 11 - 13°C ( 51 - 55°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 18°C ( 43 - 64°F); min: 2 - 9°C ( 36 – 49°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 38°F); min: -3 - 0°C ( 27 - 32°F )

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Gera Off The Beaten Path

  • Greiz's claim to fame

    Greiz used to be the seat of an extremely minor duchy, and as such it developed the reputation of being the ultimate provincial backwater of the German speaking countries. To this day it has never quite been able to shake this backwater image, even though the last of the local dukes abdicated in 1918.Both the town and the duchy were immortalized,...

  • Altenburg Castle

    A few minutes northeast of Gera you find the town of Altenburg. It has around 40,000 inhabitants and is world wide known for its Skat cards. Landmark of Altenburg is the Castle. Built in 12th century and remodeled to Baroque style between 1706-1730.

  • 21st century Greiz, scene 2

    The next scene would show our suave and dashingly handsome hotel guest being greeted, not by a human receptionist but by this lovely Hotelomat Check-in machine. After poking around at the touch-screen for a while (this will give the composer a good opportunity to write a buffo aria with several silly verses), he is finally rewarded with a loud...


Gera Favorites

  • ... go through the old part of...

    by Dusselmann Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: ... go through the old part of the city, the centre. The old, little buildings are so beautiful!

    Fondest memory: ... are the 'Arcaden', a huge building consisting of a lot of shops, where you can find for example 'New Yorker', 'Douglas', ...

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