Day trips | Surrounding region | Castles & palaces

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There are many different ways to explore Jena and the surrounding region. Venture out into this scenic part of Thuringia and you will be surprised by all there is to see and do.

Leuchtenburg Skywalk
Leuchtenburg Castle skywalk
SaaleHorizontale, Dornburger Schlösser, Renaissanceschloss
Dornburg Palaces
Jagdanalge Rieseneck
Rieseneck hunting grounds
Heidecksburg
Heidecksburg Palace
Weimar, Goethe und Schiller Denkmal
Weimar
Naumburger Dom
Naumburg Cathedral

Plan a day trip to some of the towns and cities in the surrounding area or follow the paths once taken by the lords and ladies of the castles!

Nearby towns and cities

We obviously hope you’re here mainly to visit the city of light! But if time allows, it is well worth heading out to explore the neighbouring towns and cities and the surrounding region.

Castles and palaces

Jena has a rich history. But there are also castles and palaces in the surrounding area that attract thousands of visitors every year from all over the world – each on looking to see what life was like in former times.

Days out on the Saale and Unstrut rivers

Cultural monuments, show caves, sekt wineries, and craft workshops – the region surrounding Jena is full of fascinating places to visit.

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