What is recommended in leisure time? ūüėä

Seeing colourful trees

  • In autumn everywhere around Jena the leaves of the deciduous trees turn into yellow, orange and red. It is no more very warm and more easy to hike. So the autumn is a good time to enjoy this romantic natural phenomenon.

  • Particularly a hike to Per√ľckenstr√§ucher (colourful bushes near Jena West)

ūüćŹÔłŹ What you can harvest in the nature? ūüćé

Here are fruits you can find in the nature, so it is for free. Besides that we have a map with some detailed locations in Jena to help you finding them. ūüóļÔłŹūüďć

‚ö†ÔłŹ everything what is presented here are recommendations, but there is no guarantee for that you do not mix it up with other toxic things.

‚ö†ÔłŹ if you are not sure what you found, better do not collect and not eat it

‚ö†ÔłŹ all fruits should be harvested only for your own use and not for selling them

Apples (Jul - Oct)

  • trees with big fruits

  • most common fruit tree in Jena

  • many different types

Pears (Jul - Oct)

  • fruits and trees similar like apple trees

  • quite seldom to find

Rose Hips (Sep - Nov)

  • bushes with big thornes

  • tiny fruits of wild roses

  • dark red fruits are ripe

  • must be cooked, do not eat it raw ‚ö†ÔłŹ

Occasional Events ūü•≥ūüéČ

Altstadtfest Jena [more]

Zwiebelmarkt Weimar [more]

Oktoberfest Erfurt [more]

‚ö†ÔłŹ What to care about while hiking? ‚ö†ÔłŹ

What is important to take with you when you go into the nature?

  • ‚ėĒ Rain jacket / umbrella

  • ūü•ĺ sturdy shoes

Consider the unsteady weather

  • It is often rainy and the pathes are muddy

  • Sometimes there is fog in the morning

  • On sunny days it can be very wam