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Optisches Museum Jena

Carl-Zeiss-Platz 12, 07743 Jena, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3641 443165
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Jena is the optical Mecca!

Very interesting. Being in the Photonics industry, I found this museum very interesting. The price... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Optics Museum

With the help of the AudioGuide in English, the museum provides aneducational and historical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Carl-Zeiss-Platz 12, 07743 Jena, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3641 443165
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting. Being in the Photonics industry, I found this museum very interesting. The price was €5. All of the captions were in German, but the technical word roots are similar enough to English, so I could understand most of it.

Thank Scott0001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the help of the AudioGuide in English, the museum provides aneducational and historical understanding of Jena's global importance in Optics. As a wife of an Optical Scientist from California, who works with the Zeiss Oberkochen, the Fraunhofer Institute and JenOptic, the museum gave me...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

The museum is fascinating and full of interesting objects with high historical value. The explanations and descriptions should be in english also to let non German speakers understand!!!!

Thank Alex F
Reviewed October 25, 2016

It is a wonderful museum, especially for me as a scientist working with optics. Amazing to read the history of optics in a few hours. Wish I know more German so to grab all the information!

Thank Xittttta
Reviewed June 26, 2016

I had a wonderful experience at this museum, maybe because I am working as a scientist in optics. The museum has an amazing collection of microscopes, photo cameras and the largest collection of seeing glasses in the world. The entrance fee is 5 euros and...More

1  Thank Gabriela C
Reviewed September 10, 2015

I am an amateur astronomer by avocation, and optical engineer by vocation. For me, this was a highlight of my visit to Jena for a technical conference. The museum has a wonderful collection of microscopes, telescopes, camera lens, specialty optics, binoculars, and ophthalmic equipment. It...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you have a great interest in photograph, history, German contribution, pre and post war. This exhibition is for you, although it covers all of the work by the local Zeiss company that made Jena famous across all areas of optics. Audio guide is available...More

1  Thank LondonTell
Reviewed January 3, 2015

So glad we made this a stop on our visit. Lots of fun facts and hands-on exhibits. It was a treat! Learned alot and had fun doing it.

1  Thank montayseymour
Reviewed July 26, 2014

I've been to this museum three times now and have been impressed every time. There is a wide variety of optical devices, from periscopes to microscopes to vision tools, and most of the exhibitions are set up so that you can actually try them yourself,...More

1  Thank yomintyfresh
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Usefull to understand the success of the town of Jena, lots of instrumets show and the very best is the workshop of Carl Zeiss. where he constructed the first equippment

3  Thank Susywonder
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