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.

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Ausstellung Museum Künstlerkolonie

Otto Bartning ist ein Architekt einer sozialen Moderne, 1883-1959.  Die Austellung des Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt zeigt vom 19. November bis 18. März 2018 Modelle, originale Zeichnungen und Fotografien seiner Kirchenbauten ab den 1920er Jahren. Otto Bartning prägte mit seiner innovativen, lebhaften und expressionistische Architektur von Wohnungs-und Kirchenbauten die Baukultur der jungen Bundesrepublik. Er arbeitete mit neue Formen und Materialien, aber betont auch die Sicht-und Raumbeziehung für sakrale Räume.



Darmstadt Christmas Market

From 20. November to 23. December, Darmstadt Christmas Market invites you with the smell of ginger bread and mulled wine, handicraft and an festive atmosphere. The stalls of Darmstadt's partner cities with their products and culinary specialties are particularly popular.
At the Christmas market numerous events with music, tours and activities for children offer programme for the whole family. All events can be found in the brochure "Christmas in Darmstadt", which is also available in the Darmstadt Shop at Luisenplatz, in numerous shops and facilities in the city and at the stands of the Christmas Market.

Physical Cabinet

In the seventeenth century, the Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt already had valuable instruments such as boxes with gilded bars and a proportional circle, telescopes, microscopes, binoculars, barometers and thermometers. Landgraf Ludwig VIII (1691-1768) preserved them in his apartments in the Jagdschloss Kranichstein and at his palace at the markes square.


Today, the Physical Cabinet is part of the collection of the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt. Every six month, different parts of the Physical Cabinet are presented to the public.

In the first presentation surveying instruments are shown, which come from the estate of Landgraf Ernst Ludwig († 1739).

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.

Galerie Netuschil: Ein Punkt, der spazieren geht

From 24. September, the Gallery Netuschil will present the exhibition "Ein Punkt, der spazieren geht" ["A point that goes for a walk"] about contemporary drawing.

The exhibition includes 10 positions on the contemporary drawing of artists who dedicate themselves exclusively to this medium and do not understand drawing as an accompanying path.

The exhibition, which will be shown until 11. November 2017, and is accompanied by several parallel events.

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".