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  • Pat931
    Hamburg, Germany111 contributions
    On a recent visit to Greiz to see the Art Nouveau buildings on the European Art Nouveau route, I stumbled on Haus Schulenberg in Gera and was very excited to visit it. Renovated in the early 2000s, after falling into decline during the East German (DDR) period, it was renovated and opened to the public in 2013. This is a gem to find in this area by such a famous Belgian Art Nouveau architect and designer as Henry van der Velde and they have done an excellent job with the renovation of the interior of the house. If you are keen on architecture, this is a must to visit if you are in the area.
    Written 11 June 2017
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  • Q3987QFkarenp
    Sydney, Australia20 contributions
    Nice park, lovely forest surrounds, enjoyed the walk and the animals especially monkeys which you were in the enclosure with, lovely for little children especially and inexpensive. Plenty of places for a nice picnic
    Written 20 July 2017
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  • Karla S
    Ojai, CA8 contributions
    From the Autobahn (#:4) getting there by car, including finding a nearby parking lot took us about 30 minutes. Parking was a little a problem, we had to walk about 15 minutes from the parking lot to the entrance. Finding it was quite a hassle. There are no signs (at least, we did not see any). Finally with a map (from a visitors center) we found it. We liked the little tour (+/-20 minutes). Very interesting!
    We would not recommend a visit if your (even slighly) disabled.
    Written 1 August 2016
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  • vladimir70
    Odessa, Ukraine234 contributions
    Well, there is Otto Dix house and then there is a Kunstsammlung, picture gallery (in a separate place but withing short walk). They require a ticket each - 5 Euros, or combined ticket - 7 Euros. Otto Dix haus has paintings mostly from his early period. It is located in the nice area, next to church, across a river with some great views. The picture gallery has more Dix paintings from his more mature periods. It also has other stuff, which was fun to see. This is located in so-called Orangerie.
    Written 16 December 2018
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  • Florian254
    Norddeutschland1,387 contributions
    This is the old area of the Bundesgartenschau (German national plant Exhibition) and even though the plants right now are not as they were then it still makes for an inertesting alndscape in beautiful surrounding, beautiful plants, lush Meadows and some interesting sculptures. With the river alongside perfect for a stroll or a picknick.
    Written 9 June 2016
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  • Gaganawati
    Tuttlingen, Germany1,021 contributions
    We drove far and away from Blackforest to Gera. It was a Höhlerfest, the cave’s festival where people celebrated the middle age time too with a traditional market, entertainments, foodstreets and sure, the cave‘s tour.
    We thought we could make a visit during our trip. It was only a dream! We came 7 minutes before the opening (1 pm) but the limitation of 15 visitors per tour made it impossible.
    Someone was already a night before on the queue. He came again on the day we were. He still failed.
    Another one was already early morning there but was full. She came again in the afternoon. She didn’t make it.
    I suggested our family to come again at 3 pm but they rejected. It must be again full booked! We weren’t lucky.
    Tips: Don‘t come during the cave‘s festival.
    Written 8 October 2019
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  • vladimir70
    Odessa, Ukraine234 contributions
    Orangerie has paintings from local artist Otto Dix but not only. It is located in a very nice setting. Visit all halls (on both sides of the passage in the middle of the building). It does not take much time but is fun.
    Written 16 December 2018
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  • vladimir70
    Odessa, Ukraine234 contributions
    The theater was in this place for a long time. What we see today is not that old. About a century or so. It is nice outside and inside. Inside are pretty modest but nice. Comfortable seats.
    Written 16 December 2018
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  • Luis Alberto Sell
    51 contributions
    Although the tram and bus service is excellent, the whole city of Gera can be reached on foot. The atmosphere is very calm and welcoming, and the people are very kind and eager to help, especially if you do not speak German. Some areas of the city still maintain a very local and industrial aspect of the past.
    Written 25 March 2019
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  • inemarien
    Brussels, Belgium138 contributions
    One of the students of Henry Van de Velde in Weimar became a most interesting modernist architect and artist, producing partly in Gera. Quite some remaining buildings in Gera, all Gesamtkunstwerken, including the design of the furniture and he produced complete modernist interiors. Beautifull!
    Just as Van de Velde , Schoder was also active in bookbinding, graphics, pottery, etc etc.
    Schoder emigrated to Norway, but remained in close relationship to Van de Velde.
    A must see for architecture lovers
    Written 28 July 2019
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  • MichaelJPdeJong
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands266 contributions
    Very nice museum, located in the high part of the old town. Old building with attick and basement with different exhibitions.
    Written 18 October 2016
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  • vladimir70
    Odessa, Ukraine234 contributions
    The Stadtmuseum Gera is in a very central part of the city. It is next to Market square, city hall and major shops and cafes. It is a museum dedicated to the history of Gera (and the region really). It has three floors of exhibits. The main focus is to tell the story of the place - from pre-history to present times. It has nice artefacts, material objects, maps, paintings, photos and more. Everything is in German, which I do not know, but you get the meaning and move through the exhibition with interest. It feels a bit sentimental in a good way. It helps to develop a feel for the city. Done with care and should be seen by a visitor, in my view.
    Written 16 December 2018
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