Meetings in Jena – friendly charm and strong expertise
Jena is located in the heart of Germany and easily accessible from all directions by bus, train and other forms of transport. Visitors travelling by train arrive in a large green space – the aptly named Paradies Park – on the banks of the Saale river.
Nevertheless, Jena remains very much an insider’s tip as an attractive conference venue, even though it has much to offer when it comes to making the most of meetings. Exceptional event locations – from conference hotels equipped with the latest facilities to venues with a distinctive atmosphere – are located close to each other in the city centre, just like on a university campus. Historical buildings, like the beautiful art nouveau Volksbad or the Volkshaus, built in 1903, are sure to create lasting impressions.
Jena has always been buzzing with ideas. Famous companies like ZEISS, Jenoptik and SCHOTT began their success stories in the friendly university city on the Saale river. With over 150 years of industrial history, Jena is not only regarded as the birthplace of Europe’s optical industry but also renowned as a centre for optics and photonics research. Today the results of light-based research are playing a significant role in addressing key challenges for the future. There are also some useful overlaps with regard to conferences and conventions. These events don’t just draw on the latest research from Jena; the city’s thriving culture of discussing pressing social issues also provides them with stimulating new ideas.
So what is there to do for conference delegates after a hard day’s work? The ideal convention destination should allow you to blow away the cobwebs and recharge your batteries after long hours of in-depth discussions. Jena has a lively, dynamic city centre with a friendly student vibe. The city’s event venues are only a stone’s throw from Wagnergasse, Jena’s main going-out area, and the wide expanse of Paradies Park is ideal for relaxing or a spot of jogging. Whether you’re looking for culture, a good restaurant, or a trip into the scenic countryside to round off your day – all of these options and more are easily accessible in Jena.