Steigenberger Esplanade, Jena

    Steigenberger Esplanade

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    Hotel in Jena - MAXX Hotel Jena, exterior view

    MAXX Hotel Jena

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    In this traditional university city in Thuringia, innovation, research and technology are writ large – especially when it comes to processing light signals. Carl Zeiss and other visionary entrepreneurs once laid the foundations here for what Jena is known for worldwide today – optics and photonics. In addition, the city located in the Saale valley has a lot to offer for nature and culture lovers. Our hotels in Jena provide the right accommodation for this:

    In the center of Jena, next to the Friedrich Schiller University, we welcome you in our hotel Steigenberger Esplanade in Jena. From here you can reach the JenTower and the old town in just a few minutes walk. For those traveling by train, the Steigenberger Hotel is only 800 m from "Jena Paradies" station.

    If you are traveling by car, our renovated MAXX Hotel Jena is the perfect choice. It is conveniently located only 2 km from the A4 motorway and 6 km from the city center, which you can easily get to using Jena's local public transport.

    Our two hotels in Jena are perfect for business travelers as well as city tourists. With H Rewards you can book your accommodation at great rates.

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    The lively students' city has many "optical eye-catchers" for young and old – let yourself be whisked away into the breathtaking world of the universe at the Zeiss Planetarium Jena, for example. And the view from the observation deck of the JenTower at a height of 128 m gives you a great change of perspective. Visitors to the German Optical Museum (Deutsches Optisches Museum) can also admire the largest collection of glasses, participate interactively in numerous experiments and learn all about inventions and the history of the optical industry.

    Not only entrepreneurs such as Carl Zeiss and Otto Schott worked in Jena, but also famous writers and philosophers such as Goethe and Schiller have left historical traces that can still be felt today in Schiller's Garden House, among other places. Other sights such as the St. Michael's Church (Stdtkirche St. Michael) as well as theatres, museums and festivals round off the diverse cultural attractions.

    Another highlight is Jena's old town with its enchanting half-timbered houses. Especially in Wagnergasse, you can enjoy delicious Thuringian specialities in charming cafés, pubs and restaurants. In addition, small boutiques make for a special shopping experience. Your shopping tour can also take you via the market square and the surrounding streets to elegant arcades and exclusive brand stores.

    The botanical garden with over 10,000 plants, the Volkspark Oberaue – also known as "Paradies" – and local recreation areas in the surrounding area invite you to go for walks, hikes and bike tours.


    In a prime city center location, we welcome you in the light-flooded lobby of our Steigenberger Esplanade in Jena. Book your stay in one of the 140 stylishly furnished rooms, studios, flats or suites with modern facilities. In the elegant ambience of the Kardamom restaurant, start the day with a rich buffet breakfast in the morning. In the evening, the atmospheric Moonlight Bar invites you to enjoy drinks under a glass dome that offers a view of the starry sky.

    After a packed day of sightseeing in Jena, a relaxing sauna session, a soothing massage or a vitalising beauty treatment in the spa and wellness area are the perfect way to unwind. Sports enthusiasts can switch off in our fitness area with its modern equipment or go walking, jogging or cycling along the river Saale in the nearby Volkspark Oberaue.

    Whether for constructive meetings, successful conferences and congresses or sparkling celebrations and balls – in our Steigenberger Hotel Jena you will find the right rooms with daylight and the best technical facilities for up to 270 guests.

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    Maxx Hotel Jena - Restaurant with winter garden


    Quietly located in the Lobeda district and with a view of the Saale valley, we welcome you to our 4-star MAXX Hotel Jena, decorated in the unique American style of the 1930s to 50s. Here you will stay in one of the 220 hotel rooms and suites with homely living comfort and modern furnishings. In the morning, a varied breakfast buffet awaits you in the lovely ambience of the winter garden. The Anglo-American flair is continued in Brooklyn's Restaurant & Bar, where we serve delicious classics such as steaks, burgers and pasta with good wine, a cold beer and other refreshing drinks.

    Treat yourself to relaxing moments in our light-flooded wellness area. Various saunas, a Japanese garden as an exceptional oasis of peace and modern equipment in the fitness area await you on an area of 370 m².

    For your events in Jena, we have 4 bright, well-equipped conference rooms for up to 150 participants.