The manhole covers of Jena display the city arms. In the middle, archangel Michael pushes a lance into a dragon’s mouth. The upright black lion refers to the Margraves of Meissen. Noteworthy is the bunch of grapes below the dragon.
The grape symbolizes the wine-growing area around Jena, which was already known in the Middle Ages. Over time, it fell into oblivion. Today, enthusiastic winegrowers strive for a renaissance of the local viticulture.
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