'Things could be brought into being that had no name in English, Weltanschauung, Schadenfreude, Sippenhalf, Sonderweg, Scheissfreundlichkeit, Vergangenheitsbewaltigung,' wrote the Australian author Anna Funder about her learning the German language. Her words that don't have English counterparts? 'view the world', 'joy at another's misery', 'collective responsibility', 'special path', 'crap friendship' and 'coming to terms with the past'.
The Place of Rich History and Culture
Jena is a gorgeous antique university town and the second biggest city in Thuringia, Germany. The name of the town was first mentioned in official documents in the late 12th century, and its Friedrich Schiller University already counts more than 458 years. The town is full of splendid and modern museums like the Optical Museum Jena, the Phyletisches Museum that hosts a natural history exhibition or the Stadtmuseum & Kunstsammlung that shows the history of Jena and, furthermore, hosts an exhibition of modern art. But don't be fooled, the fame of the town not only lies in the display of historic artifacts. The stories of people who still live in this gorgeous German district give a possibility to really enjoy some great vacation moments. There are lots of hotels in Jena that are able to offer you some great deals not only during the tourist season, but the whole year around, so it should be quite easy to find Jena hotels that would fit your needs and financial possibilities.
Stay Cheap in Jena: Mission Impossible?
In places like Jena, where the tourism thrives and the very tourists are welcomed with open arms, finding cheap hotels is not that hard as it may seem. You can find some really decent options online, or look at the list that we have prepared for those seeking a budget accommodation. You should definitely read more about these cheap hotels: Pension Bertha, Hotel Ibis, Hostel Jena or Hotel Thuring Hof Jena.
Some Outstanding Places to Stay in the Town of Architectural Heritage
There is no place like home, says an old saying, but there are some really good luxurious Jena hotels that can help you to transform your vacation into something familiar, much more comfortable and amiable. Leonardo Hotel Weimar, Lidner Spa & Golf Hotel Weimarer Land, Hotel Elephant or Hotel Schwarzer Bar, only few hotels in Jena, providing their visitors with the best quality rooms, services, foods and incredibly helpful hotel staff.
Navigating through the Old Town Streets of Jena
You are determined to see as much museums and historical sites as you can? Well, even if you do want to get in touch with the old spirit of the town, you should definitely go and check what the new one can offer you. Visit the Jen-Tower, spectacular Planetarium, the park of Botanischer Garten, a fun and skillful activity of trying to escape the hidden room or try out some great German cuisine restaurants like Cafe Schillerhof, Cafe Quirinus, Schone Aussiicht or the lovely Grillteifel in the center of the town, where you can place an order of some great Thuringen sausages.