This is a part of Germany that appeals to those looking for a more cultural trip, and is known for its links with the arts - particularly literature. The town was formerly home to such greats as Goethe, Nietzsche, Bach, Kandinsky and more. You'll find plenty of tributes to these famous citizens of Germany everywhere, including both plaques and statues. Visitors can tour the former homes of the likes of Goethe and Schiller, or take a trip to the National Theater which was directed for some years by Goethe and was where the famous constitution of the republic was originally drafted. With a car rental service, there is plenty more to explore: take a trip to the Zeiss Planetarium in Jena, which is the oldest planetarium in the world still to be operating, or visit the Kyffhäuser Monument and the surrounding ruins of one of the largest castles in Germany.