The 385 m high Jenzig Mountain in the North East is one of the seven wonders of Jena and offers an impressive view of the Saale valley. The path to the summit is characterised by many types of plant and heat-retaining Muschelkalk.
The Jenzig-Gesellschaft e.V. has been responsible for the care of the landscape and the upkeep of the hiking trails, benches, etc. on a voluntary basis for over 100 years.
City centre (market square) – Karl-Liebknecht-Straße/turn off “Am Jenzig” (ca. 2 km), from here ca. 1 km uphill to the car park at the foot of the mountain, then ca. 1.5 km to the Jenzighaus restaurant. Tip: visit the Schiller Church in Wenigenjena
CONDITION OF TRAIL
The slightly rising hiking trail is tarmacked up to the mountain restaurant “Jenzighaus”.
Jenzig Mountain can only be reached by car in special cases (severe disability) and following consultation with the forest warden (call from the car park). From here the route is not public, there is no way to avoid traffic coming in the opposite direction.
The tram lines 2, 3 and 25 (tram stop “Jenzigweg”) and the bus line 14 (bus stop “Schlippenstraße” or “Gabelsbergerstraße”) run from the city centre to the foot of the mountain, from where the famous mountain can be reached by foot via the zigzag mountain roads.
Mountain restaurant “Jenzighaus”
Telephone 03641 444780
TIPS FOR CHILDREN
- Observe hand gliders and paragliders when the weather is fine
- Playground and petting zoo