The university town of Jena

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Wagnergasse © Hamster 3

Wagnergasse © Hamster 3

Jena is a university city in central Germany on the river Saale. It has a population of approx. 103,000 and is the second largest city in the federal state of Thuringia, after Erfurt.

Today, Jena is a manufacturing city, specializing in precision machinery, pharmaceuticals, optics and photographic equipment and is home to the famous Zeiss optics plant. In 1926, the world’s first modern planetarium was built by the Zeiss company in the Damenviertel district of the town.

Today, the city’s economy diversifies into bioinformatics, biotechnology, software and photonics. The metropolitan area of Jena is among Germany’s 50 fastest growing regions, with many internationally renowned research institutes and companies, a comparatively low unemployment and a very young population structure. Jena was awarded the title “Stadt der Wissenschaft” (city of science) by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, a German science association, in 2008.

Wagnergasse © Hamster 3 Goethe Gallerie - Shopping Mall © Aleix Cortadellas JenTower © André Karwath Schiller's Garden House © Selby Lobdeburg near Jena by night © Fkj Jena Theaterhaus © Andreas Praefcke Aerial view seen from West © Dr Thomas Köhler Jena-Center Uni Mensa - B59 building - Intershop Tower © Lofor
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Jena-Center Uni Mensa - B59 building - Intershop Tower © Lofor
At the end of the 19th century, with the building of the Saal Railway (Saalbahn) along the river Saale from Halle/Leipzig to Nuremberg, Jena became a centre for precision machinery, optics and glass making, with the formation of the world famous companies Carl Zeiss Jena and Schott Jenaer Glaswerk, by Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe and Otto Schott.

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