What is recommended in leisure time? 😊
Going to lakes
In Thuringa there are many lakes for a day trip where we recommend you going to. In most of them you can also go swimming. Here we have a collection of the best ones.
Swimming in the Saale 🏊
Swimming in the river Saale which floats through Jena is allowed but a bit dangerous. If you are brave enough we recommend you some swimming spots here.
Jena also has Swimming Pools
Boating on the Saale 🛶
There are some companies around Jena where to rent boats for a trip on the Saale: Saalestrand Kanu
️ What you can harvest in the nature? 🫐🫐
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. 🗺️📍
⚠️ everything what is presented here are recommendations, but there is no guarantee for that you do not mix it up with other toxic things.
⚠️ if you are not sure what you found, better do not collect and not eat it
⚠️ all fruits should be harvested only for your own use and not for selling them
oftem on orchards, meadows or private grounds
sweet or sour types
bushes with thornes
very easy to find next to streets, fields and meadows
only the big black fruits are ripe and directly eatable
most common fruit in the summer
big bushes with many tiny berries
very easy to find next to streets, also in the city
black fruits are not directly eatabl, they need to be cooked ⚠️
common fruit tree in Jena
yellow fruits are a bit sweet
purple fruits are a bit sweet or sour
Raspberries (June - July)
ushes with tiny thornes
small red fruits
⚠️ What to care about while hiking? ⚠️
What is important to take with you when you go into the nature?
💧🍶 enough water to drink
☀️ sun cream
🧢 sun hat
🐜 spray agains insects
Check yourself for ticks! 🕷
The dangerous tiny animals became active in the summer. Click here for more information
During and after beeing in the nature you should check your body for ticks which suck your blood and can transfer deaseses.
You can also get vaccinated against one of the deaseses.
Use suncream/cover to protect yourself against the UV of the sun ! ☀️
Especially when you have pale skin
on sunny days