City of Light Jena: History and future shine
Science center, high-tech location, cultural stronghold, student paradise - all this is Jena! The city at the Saale is embedded in a picturesque landscape of shell limestone slopes, which ensure a pleasant, almost Mediterranean climate. The historic city centre with the pretty market, the town hall from the 14th century, with city wall ensemble and Jentower is full of stories. Jena is a coexistence of old and new, of history and present. Right next to the medieval city wall ensemble with the Jonannistor stands the unmissable landmark of the city: the almost 145 m high JenTower. From the restaurant on the top floor and the viewing platform, visitors have an overwhelming view of Jena and the Saale Valley.