Gera

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Museum für Angewandte Kunst

shows 20th century contemporary art (inside "Ferber House"). It displays collections of Bauhaus ceramics by the artists Otto Lindig und Theodor Bogler; architectural works of Thilo Schoder; and photographs by Aenne Biermann.

SEE   —  Greizer Straße

town hall

one of the biggest Renaissance town halls in Germany with a nearly 60 m heigh tower, built between 1573 and 1576. The Marktplatz itself forms a good ensemble of 18th century patricians houses in late-Baroque style.

SEE   —  Marktplatz


Schloss Osterstein

was the main royal residence of the Reussians, built during the 16th century in Renaissance style. It was hit by bombs in 1945 and partial demolished in 1962. Only the tower remained.

SEE   —  Map

Museum für Naturkunde

hosts a natural history exhibition (inside the "Schreiber House", the oldest building in the city), with its adjacent botanical garden, the Botanischer Garten Gera

SEE   —  Nicolaiberg


Haus Schulenburg

is a factory owner's mansion, built in 1913/14 by the famous architect Henry van de Velde. It hosts topical furniture and decoration and can be visited.

SEE   —  Straße des Friedens

Höhler

a cellar system under the city centre with a length of approx. {{convert|9|km|0|abbr=on}}, established in 17th and 18th century for storing beer.

SEE   —  Map


St. Elizabeth's Church

the catholic parish church of Gera, built in 2000 in modern style as one of only few bigger new churches in Thuringia after 1990.

SEE   —  Kleiststraße

Küchengarten

with the ''Orangerie'' is a park ensemble west of the city centre, established in 1732 by the Reussians.

SEE   —  Map


Schloss Tinz

was the royal summer residence of the Reussians, built in 1748 in Baroque style with a surrounding park.

SEE   —  Map

St. Saviour's Church

is the evangelical main church of Gera, built between 1717 and 1720 by David Schatz in Baroque style.

SEE   —  Nicolaiberg

Otto-Dix-Haus

shows paintings of the famus Gera born painter Otto Dix as well as an exhibition about his life.

SEE   —  Mohrenplatz

Stadttheater

the former royal Reussian theatre, built in 1902 by Heinrich Seeling in neo-Baroque style.

SEE   —  Küchengartenallee

Trinity Church

an evangelical parish church (since 1886), built between 1609 and 1611 as cemetery church.

SEE   —  Heinrichstraße

St. Mary's Church

is the evangelical parish church of the former village Untermhaus, built around 1450.

SEE   —  Map

city wall

was demolished in the 19th century, only a small part at Stadtgraben remained.

SEE   —  Map

St. John's Church

an evangelical parish church, built between 1881 and 1885 in neo-Gothic style.

SEE   —  Clara-Zetkin-Straße

Orangerie

hosts an exhibition of art from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period.

SEE   —  Orangerieplatz

Stadtapotheke

a Renaissance building with a beautiful bay, established in 1592.

SEE   —  Marktplatz

St. Martin's Church

an evangelical parish church, built in 1895 in neo-Gothic style.

SEE   —  Map

Fourteen Holy Helpers Church

is an evangelical parish church, was rebuilt during the 1750s.

SEE   —  Map

Stadtmuseum

shows an exhibition of Gera's municipal history.

SEE   —  Museumsplatz

Gasthaus zum Höhler

Thüringer specialities



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