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Grüne Tanne historical inn

Dining on the banks of the Saale river

Jena, GrüneTanne

The traditional Grüne Tanne inn is located on the Saale cycle route and water trail. It has always been a popular destination for outings, and the original student fraternity was founded here. Guests like to relax and unwind in the atmospheric vaulted cellar, or to enjoy traditional Thuringian dishes and refreshing drinks in the beer garden.

History up close

Few other dining establishments are as steeped in history as Jena’s Grüne Tanne. Since 1751, it has been offering shelter to travellers, sustenance to the hungry, and a place to rest for carters and wayfarers. The Grüne Tanne has always been popular with students, and the first ever student fraternity was founded here in 1815.

It was also where the colours of the German flag – black, red and gold – were displayed for the first time. Another historical footnote is that Goethe lived and worked here from 1817 to 1818. He was especially fond of one particular bay window, which offered “one of the most beautiful views of Jena”, as the poet enthused in one of his letters. Heinrich von Gagern, who later became president of the first German national assembly in 1849, also stayed here at the same time.

Location Grüne Tanne historical inn

Jena, GrüneTanne

Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 1, 07749 Jena +49 3641 445033 To the website

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