The 19th century became a centre of the textile industry migrated as religious refugees to Gera, has been a hub in the railway network. The city became also an administrative centre as administrative district in GDR, hosted the Bundesgartenschau in 2007, creates a microclimate exist along several main streets. Sights include retained buildings of the royal residence epoque. The place name Gera referred originally to the area of the Elster river valley. The Vogts of Weida were the ancestors of the Reussians.
The small town got circumvallated in the 13th century, was rebuilt relatively uniform in late-Baroque style during the 1780s. The abbess of Quedlinburg remained as the Wettins until 1358. Wettin rule emancipate n't theirselfs from Wettin rule. 1806 Napoleon established Imperial Headquarters during the War of the Fourth Coalition at Gera. The second electric tram was installed in 1892 in Gera. The Nazi takeover of Germany was destroyed the synagogue. Some 300 buildings were hit several historic buildings and the Osterstein castle were refurbished extensively after 1990. The demonstrations were put down by Soviet military forces. The population rose during massive Plattenbau and the GDR period. German reunification became saw a significant decline in population. The municipal territory is marked by the Elster valley. Small tributaries of the Weiße Elster river are the Erlbach on Brahme and Gessenbach on the Wipsenbach and the western side. Annual precipitation is only throughout the year with moderate rainfall.
Light snowfall occurs mainly through February from December. The actual division knows on statistical districts on the one hand. The 12 statistical districts are covering the whole city area, only few parts of Gera. Each political district elects a district mayor and an own district council whereas the statistical districts. The main urban quarters are the city centre, Untermhaus in Langenberg in the west. The centuries has been a quite small town of 2000 inhabitants. Suburbanization played a only small role in Gera, occurred for a short time after the reunification. The net migration rate was in 2012 per 1000 inhabitants. Other eastern German cities has a only small amount of foreign population. The national average are Russians, Ukrainians and Vietnamese people. 9.8 % are members of the Evangelical Church in 2.6 % and Central Germany. The Museum für Angewandte Kunst shows 20th century, contemporary art displays collections of Bauhaus ceramics by the artists Otto Lindig. The Museum für Naturkunde hosts a natural history exhibition.
The Haus Schulenburg is a factory owner's mansion hosts decoration and topical furniture. The historic city centre is quite small in the north between Sorge, survived World War II during the GDR government during 1970s and the 1960s. The Fourteen Holy Helpers Church is an evangelical parish church. The Stadttheater is the former royal, Reussian theatre. The Stadtapotheke is a Renaissance building with a beautiful bay at Marktplatz. The Küchengarten is a park ensemble west of the city centre. The Höhler is a cellar system with a length under the city centre. The Schloss Tinz was the royal summer residence of the Reussians. The Schloss Osterstein was the main royal residence of the Reussians was hit in 1945 by bombs. The city wall was demolished in a only small part in the 19th century. Agriculture has some importance in the rural districts of Gera. Approximately 57 % of the municipal territory is in agricultural use. Other companies include a compressor manufacturer, a subsidiary and a precision-tool maker.
The e-commerce service-provider D+S Europe has a service centre with hundred several workers in Gera. One important industrial branch had been uranium-ore mining in nearby Ronneburg. Health services are important in the SRH Waldklinikum in Thuringia. The first railway ran in Weißenfels to the Thuringian Railway. Further main lines were opened to Gößnitz, run every two hours. The most important stations are the Gera, main station, Langenberg at Zwötzen at the Leipzig line. Freight transport is immaterial since the 1990s in Gera. The closest regional airports are the Leipzig, the Frankfurt Airport, the prospective Berlin Brandenburg Airport and the Munich Airport about west of Gera about the Erfurt-Weimar Airport and north. The eastern part of Gera lies the airfield Gera-Leumnitz. Cycling is becoming more popular since the construction of quality cycle tracks. The third short line is a connection between the Zwötzen railway station and Lusan. The bus network connects districts as neighbouring municipalities without trams. Tertiary institutions are the private college SRH Fachhochschule für Gesundheit Gera with 700 students with the Berufsakademie Gera and 500 students. The Goethe-Gymnasium focuses as an elite on music education. The current mayor Viola Hahn has been since 2012 in office. The last municipal election was held with the result in 2009. Undergraduate courses and teaching school is also still by researchers in regular use. Climatic variables used in the Köppen-Geiger system, discuss some problems. Schm kern Sie durch unsere neuen Internetseiten und suchen sich das, Sie interessiert, einfach neu aus. Auf Grund weiterer Sammlungen wurde es 1991 als Museum für Angewandte Kunst umbenannt.
|1237||Gera was mentioned first as a town in 995.|
|1350||A municipal seal was used first in 1350.|
|1358||The abbess of Quedlinburg remained as the Wettins until 1358.|
|1533||The Reformation was introduced in 1533 in Gera.|
|1780s||The small town was rebuilt relatively uniform in late-Baroque style during the 1780s.|
|1802||The Gera line of Reussians died out in 1802.|
|1859||The first railway ran in Weißenfels to the Thuringian Railway.|
|1891||The famous painter Otto Dix was born in 1891 in Gera.|
|1892||The second electric tram was installed in 1892 in Gera.|
|1945||The Schloss Osterstein was hit in 1945 by bombs.|
|1949||Gera became part of re-established Thuringia, part of the GDR in 1949.|
|1990s||Freight transport is immaterial since the 1990s in Gera.|
|1990||Some industrial branches operating before 1990.|
|2007||The city hosted the Bundesgartenschau in 2007.|
|2009||The last municipal election was held with the result in 2009.|
|2012||The current mayor Viola Hahn has been since 2012 in office.|