Experience leisure in Jena

Take a trip of discovery to this city nestled in the lovely landscape of the river Saale; a city that brings together the past and future. Enjoy urban flair combined with Thuringian tradition.

(Foto: Jenaer Bäder und Freizeit GmbH)

Active in Jena

Jena stands out for its varied recreational facilities. Whether you enjoy sports, the outdoor life, culture, shopping, relaxation, sightseeing, gastronomy or nightlife – Jena has something for everyone! Life in the city is shaped by its active clubs, many cultural and sports events, a wide range of museums and a young, vibrant cultural scene.


Leisure tips

Experience Jena and try out its many leisure opportunities! For example, we recommend the annual open-air festival “Kulturarena” or the varied musical repertoire of the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy the impressive projections across the entire dome of the Zeiss planetarium; experience modern theatre in the Theaterhaus Jena and bring history and culture to life in Schiller’s garden house, the city museum or the Romantikerhaus, the museum of Romanticism.

Zeiss Planetarium Jena Zeiss Planetarium Jena
(Foto: Sternevent GmbH)
Find out about more than 12,000 plant types at the Botanical Gardens, experiment with your senses at Imaginata or dip into Jena’s scientific tradition at the Optisches Museum. The university sports association also offers a large number of sporting opportunities; the Jena Paradies city park offers recreation and sports facilities, and the Galaxsea leisure pool provides an outlet for your energy as well as relaxation. Shop in the city centre in the many retail outlets of the GoetheGalerie or the “neue mitte”; visit the 128m-high panoramic platform of the JenTower, and don’t forget to drop in at the Wagnergasse, whose friendly cafés are an inviting place to spend your time.


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Jena’s modern cultural landscape
Location and surroundings
Jena tourist information centre
Markt 16
07743 Jena

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