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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Darmstadt's event highlights 2018

The year 2018 offers an abundance of events in Darmstadt. In addition to the long-standing festivals such as Schlossgrabenfest, Heinerfest, Days of Art Nouveau or Residenzfestspiele, Darmstadt's museums and cultural institutions offer a variety of exhibitions.


These range from the highlights of French art of drawing from the 16th to the 18th century in "Elegance and Poetry" in the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, to modern painting and sculpture of the 1960s in "Gesture, Abstraction and Informel" at the Kunst Archiv Darmstadt. Photography is the focus of the 10th Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie and "Extreme - RAY" in the Kunstforum of the TU Darmstadt.
Also the Museum Artists’ Colony Darmstadt on Mathildenhöhe, the Kunsthalle and in Museum Jagdschloss Kranichstein, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018, offer exciting new exhibitions.


An overview of all dates can be found on the event page. The printed brochure “Darmstädter Highlights 2018” is available from the Darmstadt Shop at Luisenplatz.

Discover Darmstadt: With "Watch my City"

Experience the inner city of Darmstadt interactively with this new 360° tours. By clicking you can not only move through the city centre, but also directly "step into" shops and restaurants.


Start your tour through the city here.

Kunstarchiv Darmstadt:

Gesture. Abstraction and Informal - the exhibition includes 14 artists, whose abstract and gestural works represent the art around 1960 in Darmstadt until 23th of March 2018 . The exhibition is very special, as the works of many of the artists involved will be shown in the compilation for the first time since the 1960s and 1970s.

Hessian State Museum: "The Mainzer Goldschmuck"

The adventurous story of the probably most prominent medieval jewelery ensemble, the results of the examinations and today's interpretation are the topic of this unique exhibition, which for the first time unites all parts of the treasure. The exhibition will last until the 11th of March 2018.

Exhibition Museum Künstlerkolonie:

Otto Batrning - Architect of a Social Modernism, 1883 – 1959

With his modern residential and church buildings he became an important initiator of the reconstruction of Germany after the Second World War. With detailed models, original drafts, and photographs of church buildings from the 1920s, the exhibition of the Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt until the 18th of March 2018, illustrates vividly how the radical architect rejected the historicism of the time and created innovative, expressionistic architecture.

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".