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.