Alexander Martynov explores the university town with its optical museum. He looks down on Jena from the hill overlooking the city and from JenTower high-rise.
Napoleon defeated the Prussian army in the twin battles of Jena and Auerstedt, 210 years ago. Hundreds of re-enactors are now gathering to recreate the battles. Some of them have been marching for days to get there.
Germany's long-awaited high-speed rail link between Berlin and Munich has finally been inaugurated. But Green MEP Michael Cramer says it's not enough to lure most travelers away from carbon-heavy road and air travel.
Germany's domestic cup provides a rare opportunity for lower-division sides to pit themselves against the country's best. However, Bayern Munich coach Ancelotti's only previous trip to Jena haunts him to this day.
The German state of Thuringia has created an app to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The "Luther to go" app allows visitors to follow in the footsteps of the great reformer.
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