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Captivating landscapes, breathtaking vantage points and wonderful views of the city: the area is tailor-made for walking enthusiasts! Make your way along the SaaleHorizontale or follow in the footsteps of the great reformer on the Luther Trail.

SaaleHorizontale Jena, Wandern, Aussicht

Walking at its best!

Jena is nestled amid a beautiful landscape that is well worth exploring. This magnificent region of forests, meadows and hills, which has an almost mediterranean feel, is criss-crossed by an extensive network of walking trails.

Fantastic trails that put you at the heart of nature

The city and its wonderful surroundings are perfect for exploring on foot. On the designated loop trails and themed walks, you can gain valuable insight into the local areas as well as getting some good exercise. Discover the premium SaaleHorizontale walking trail, follow in the footsteps of the great reformer on the Luther Trail, lose yourself in the romance of the Novalis Trail, or be enchanted by the carpet of flowers on the winter aconites circular walk. There are, of course, lots of fun walks for children too.

Walking in the company of an expert guide

Walks in Jena are even more informative an entertaining in the company of our friendly guides, who are sure to engage you with their local knowledge and insider tips. Our guided walks in Jena tell you all you need to know about the city. If you browse the full list of tours on offer, you are sure to find just the right walk for you.

Views that take the breath away

Hiking, walking and exploring, while also taking in some of the best views imaginable of Jena and the region. There are a number of fantastic outlooks that afford sensationel views of the city and its beautiful surrounding landscape. Browse the list of recommended vantage points, which are an essential part of any visit or holiday to Jena.


Napoleonstein Jena, Saale Horizontale Jena, Wandern, Natur Jena

Walking in Jena Information

Jena Tourist-Information, Markt 16, Fassade Jena

If you would like more information or advice on walking in and around Jena, please contact the team at Jena tourist information.

Markt 16, 07743 Jena
+49 3641 498050

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Fuchsturm tower view
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