This evening I took a trip into the city center for dinner.
While waiting for the street train near my hotel I decided to try and get a picture of the Lobdeburg Castle. The picture of the castle is not too clear, but you get a sense of the cold autumn evening.
My dinner this evening was at Restauration Stilbruch. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Jena. I of course had to have my favorite dish of pork, potatoes and pears.
After dinner I decided to take a little walk around town before heading back to the hotel.
I also wanted to try and get a good picture of the Pulverturm which is one of the original four corner towers of the Jena city walls.
In the area around the Pulverturm there is a Historic Christmas Market. There is a little stage where performances are held including the playing of old style instruments. Plus a lot of food and merchandise stalls.
There is also a carnival set up with a large ferris wheel. In the center of the carnival area is a large Weihnachtspyramide or Christmas pyramid.
With sunrise at around 8 am and sunset shortly after 4 pm not very many of my pictures during this trip will be taken in sunlight.