12 August 2006, 17.26 CET
We spent the night in Jena, which was a very important town around 1800, both in the development of German Romanticism and also for Napoleon’s defeat of the Prussian army in 1806. It is located in a beautiful valley, much of which is now marred by Soviet-era apartment blocs.
We stayed in the Gasthof Zur Schweiz in the central part of the city, next to the University and a few blocks away from Friedrich Schiller’s Garden House.
View from the window of our room.
Sidewalk view looking down the street (to the left).
Sidewalk view looking down the street (to the right).
Sidewalk view looking around the corner.