Jena – a fascinating overview of 500 years development

Guided Walk

You still have some hours left and you would like to know a little bit more about Jena?

Let me invite you for a stroll around and through the historical city.

I will give you an overview about the fascinating development of the optical industry with Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe and Otto Schott initiating this process.

Tourists visiting Thuringia, often wrongly ignore Jena, the little town in the Saale-valley surrounded by beautiful hills. Especially around 1800 it was just the opposite and Jena was called “world capital of philosophy”.

The German poets Goethe and Schiller, who spent and enjoyed many years in Jena, paved the way for the philosophers Fichte, Schelling and Hegel to mention some of them.
In the centre of that movement was the university, founded at a time of great upheaval caused by Martin Luther, who also left clear visible footsteps in Jena.

I look forward to welcoming you on this general tour.


1,5 hours


Groups up to 25 people:
Guided tour in English: 120 € per group

For individuals and couples, please ask me about my small group rate.


The tour can also be conducted as a stationary Power Point presentation.