Jena Municipal Museum, known as ‘Die Göhre’, is housed in a late-Gothic building on the north side of the market square. Its permanent and one-off exhibitions have been exploring aspects of Jena’s history since 1986.
Bookshop, museum and restaurant with an extensive wine list
Exhibits include an exquisite ceremonial chalice from the 16th century, a pietà made by the Parler workshop and the first black, red and gold flag, the colours of which were to become the symbol of the democratic movement in Germany.
The fathers of industry in Jena – Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe and Otto Schott – also feature, of course.
|Tue, Wed, Fri||10am – 5pm|
|Thu||3pm – 10pm|
|Sat, Sun||11am – 6pm|
|closed||1 January, 1 May, 24, 25, 31 December|
Show your tickets for the municipal museum at the tourist information office in Jena and receive a €2 discount on a public guided tour (valid within seven days of purchase).
Location Jena Municipal Museum
Philisterium – the café at the Göhre museum
The cosy interior of the Philisterium museum café simply oozes history, with panelled walls, a painted coffered ceiling and an ornately carved solid wooden beam that visitors can prop themselves up against.
Romanticist House in Jena
Jena’s Romanticist House, the former home of the philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte, is now a literature museum.
Kunstsammlung Jena has an impressive collection of around 8,000 works of art, mainly from the 20th century, that are on display in rotation.