Jena (DE)

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Jena (pronunciation: [ˈjeːna] is a German university city and the second largest city (109,527 inhabitants end 2015) in Thuringia. Jena is a centre of education and research; the Friedrich Schiller University was founded in 1558. Furthermore, there are many institutes of the leading German research societies. Between 1790 and 1850, Jena was a focal point of the German Vormärz as well as of the student liberal and unification movement and German Romanticism. Notable persons of this period in Jena were Friedrich Schiller, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Novalis and August Wilhelm Schlegel. For most of the 20th century, Jena was a world centre of the optical industry around companies like Carl Zeiss, Schott and Jenoptik (since 1990). Jena lies in a hilly landscape in the east of Thuringia, within the wide valley of the Saale river.

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Postmark in Germany

Meter cancels (all periods)

Meter cancel Jena-1, 1937
Meter cancel Jena-1, 1954
Meter cancel Jena-69, 1974
Meter cancel Jena-69, 1974.
Meter cancel Jena-6900, 1991.

Postmarks in the German Democratic Republic

07 October 1949 - 02 October 1990, district of Gera

6900 Jena 1, 01-08-1985

Postmarks in German Empire

Jena (DE) DR a.jpg

Postmark in North German Confederation

Since 1 January 1868.

Postmarks by Thurn und Taxis

Kreis JENA used a code 234 in the Principality of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach.


3 Sgr TuT issue 1852, on cover to Hungary via Csorna, cancelled 294 and linear IENA, CHARGE, RECOMANDIRT. Sold 700 SF in 2000.