Jena around 1800

Goethe, Schiller and the early Romanticists or in the footsteps of the magnificent rebels

Andrea Wulf has just given Jena a bit of its importance from around 1800 back with her book: “Magnificent rebels – The first romantics and the invention of the self”.

While joining my tour on this topic, you can feel the spirit of the philosophers Fichte, Schelling, Hegel and the Schlegels in their living and working environment. My quotations will take you to that time as close as possible.

What role did Goethe and Schiller, the thinkers of Jena-Weimar-Classicism, play for them?

While living ten years in Jena, Schiller’s famous friendship with Goethe started at the market place and soon the polymath from Weimar sat at the still existing stone table in Schiller’s garden and exchanged many good and great words with his friend.

I will show you nearly all places where they met and worked in Jena.

Women played an unusual great importance in that circle. I will give you an idea of a woman’s life around 1800 as well as the fight of the female romantics against the conventions of their time.


2 hours


Groups up to 25 people:
Guided tour in English: 150 € per group

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