Gera is a wondrous city with striking old half-timbered houses that bear witness to great riches. In the pedestrian area you can enjoy the picturesque houses, the city landmark, the 450 year old town hall with the 57 meter high tower, the Renaissance pharmacy with the carved corner chimneys on several floors, the Samson fountain in the middle of the market square, the churches and many other interesting buildings. Also try to go underground, in deep cellars and taste a delicious beer. Gera is also an old beer brewery town, Carl Zeis one of the world's most renowned optical industries, originates from here.
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