In Thuringia's Saale Valley, the optics and university city of Jena offers business travelers and vacationers big-city flair on the edge of nature.
Anyone traveling to Jena for events or business meetings can get a first overview of the Thuringian university town from the viewing platform of the JenTower at a height of 128 meters. The entrepreneur Carl Zeiss once laid the foundation for Jena's reputation as the cradle of the optical industry. You can learn more about this in the centrally located Optical Museum. After your appointments, you can experience the uniqueness of space, accompanied by music, at the Zeiss Planetarium and then stop off at one of the many pubs and bars around Wagnergasse. Close to the train station and the E40 as well as nature you will stay at the MAXX Hotel Jena. From there you can reach the banks of the river Saale in a few steps in Jener Paradies, one of the three interconnected parks of the Volkspark Oberaue.