A delightful circular tour on the Saale Cycle Route that visits a number of monuments, castles and palaces
Tour waypoints (32km):
Jena market square – Camsdorf Bridge – Saale Cycle Route – Jenzigweg trail – Wiesenstrasse – Am Steinbach – Rautal – Heiliger Berg (Jena-Zwätzen) – Jägerberg – Rödigen – Nerkewitz – Nerkewitzer Grund – Neuengönna – Zimmern (alternatively directly from Nerkewitz to Zimmern) – Dornburg – Dornburg Palaces – Golmsdorf (access to Saale Cycle Route) – Kunitz – Talstein Castle (Jena) – Erl King monument – Schiller Church in Jena
Cycling and walking map ‘Mittleres Saaletal – Jena und Umgebung’ (Middle Saale Valley – Jena and surrounding region), 1:35.000, published by Dr. Barthel
Things to see along the route:
The three palaces of Dornburg, towering above the Saale river, are a splendid ensemble of Renaissance, Rococo and Romanesque architecture. Together, they can take you on a fascinating journey through time. Don’t be put off, the stunning vistas across the Saale valley are a fitting reward for the rather tiring ascent. Walk in the footsteps of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and enjoy the baroque rose garden with more than 3,500 rose bushes. At the end of July you can visit the annual Dornburg Rose Festival, where the Rose Queen is crowned.
Erl King monument (Jena)
Oldtimerhof Dornburg classic car collection
Schiller Church (Jena)
Talstein Castle (Jena)
Contact Jena Tourist Information
Discovering Jena by bike
Explore the university city of Jena and all its sights on this guided cycle tour.
Saale Cycle Route
This delightful route allows cyclists to combine the pleasures of nature with cultural and culinary highlights.