Welcome to Darmstadt

City of Science or Centre of Culture? Darmstadt is both. Like almost no other city, it combines an appreciation of the arts with a passion for science and innovation. Darmstadt still has the charm of a royal capital – at the same time it is a modern city, a laboratory for cultural as well as scientific experiments. The journey started with the forming on the Mathildenhöhe of the Artists' Colony, a group of artists whose exhibitions enjoyed worldwide recognition and who created a link between the Darmstadt art scene and its unique Art Nouveau ensemble.

Darmstadt news

Darmstadt Autumn Fair

From 23. September to 3. October the traditional Darmstadt Autumn Fair on the Messplatz invites you daily to take a stroll along the fairground rides, the sales and food stalls. Enjoy meeting friends, taking rollercoaster rides and having fun.

Lost in Transition

The Kunstforum of the TU Darmstadt and the Atelierhaus Darmstadt will continue their successful collaboration with a thematic exhibition on the subject of volatility and a total of 24 national and international artists.  


The exhibition runs until 10. December 2017.

Fabergé - Gifts from the House of Romanov

The unique objects crafted by the famous jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé are masterpieces of European decorative art. The exhibition in the Museum in the Residential Palace displays over one hundred selected pieces, ordered as presents for the familiy in Darmstadt, by Elisabeth and Alix, born Princesses of Hessen-Darmstadt, married to members of the House of Romanov.


The exhibition runs from 1. September to 26. November 2017.

SPATIAL ART - Made in Darmstadt

On July 27, 2017 the Artists’ Colony Museum will open its doors for part one of the new presentation of the permanent collection. In the exhibition, visitors will be able to view the exceptional work of the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony from 1901 to 1914 and beyond, no longer in chronological order, but arranged according to thematic focuses.

“SPATIAL ART – Made in Darmstadt” focuses on the idea of the Artists’ Colony members to achieve, with every single design project, a symbiosis of art and everyday life. Each individual object was not only meant to be aesthetically designed, but was also to have a role in an intricate interplay of colors and shapes, thus, giving form to a room ensemble designed in its entirety as a Gesamtkunstwerk. This pioneering principle, according to which works of art and furniture were shown in coherently designed living spaces, will be illustrated in the new presentation of the collection with various examples.

Darmstadt WiFi

Darmstadt WiFi allows you to surf online for free for 60 minutes. If you use the Darmstadt App or the Entega App, you even have 3 hours of free use (with Android; iOS following shortly).


Have a look at the map for places and squares with Darmstadt WiFi.

Looking for a Darmstadt souvenir?

Find your perfect Darmstadt souvenirs and little presents in the Darmstadt Shop at the Luisenplatz or in our online-shop.

Guided city walks - buy your ticket online!

Join us for a walk over the Mathildenhöhe, visit the European Space Operations Centre of ESA or have a glance behind the scenes at the State Thetre Darmstadt. Find all tours and tickets online at "Visit - Guided tours".