The city of Ilmenau

The Goethe and university town of Ilmenau is located south of the Thuringian Forest and the UNESCO biosphere reserve Vessertal-Thuringian Forest. The city’s most important institution is the University of Technology with about 7,000 students. Other supporting sectors are the glass industry and mechanical engineering.

In addition to the University, the city is also marked by its cultural history, especially through the work of Goethe. He worked in Ilmenau and even dedicated one of his poems to the city.

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