Events in Darmstadt 2017

©Fotolia/Sergey Nivens

March to December 2017

Kammerkonzerte Darmstadt

The yearly series of "Kammerskonzerte Darmstadt" has been in existence since 1971 and has become an integral part of the Darmstadt music scene since its inception. The music-interested audience from Darmstadt and the surrounding area has the opportunity to have excellent soloists and ensembles from Germany and abroad with familiar as well as with rarely heard works.

© Hessische Hausstiftung

1. September to 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 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.

© Steffen Harms

2. November 2017 to 4. Februar 2018
Hessian State Museum Darmstadt:  Knowledge in Pictures – a selection of pictures from the last 450 years, taken from the State and University library Darmstadt

2_Fotograf unbekannt, Haupthalle des Musikheims Frankfurt/Oder (Architekt: Otto Bartning),
1929©Foto: Otto-Bartning-Archiv TU Darmstadt

19. November 2017 to 18. March 2018

Darmstadt Artists‘ Colony Museum: Otto Bartning – Architect of a Social Modernism, 1883 – 1959
The architect Otto Bartning developed the fundamental ideas of the Bauhaus in Weimar. 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 illustrates vividly how the radical architect rejected the historicism of the time and created innovative, expressionistic architecture. By utilizing new forms and materials, as well as placing an emphasis on sightlines and the sequential arrangement of rooms in worship spaces, Bartning decisively shaped the architecture of the young Federal Republic of Germany.



© Rüdiger Dunker

20. November to 23. Dezember 2017

Darmstadt Christmas Market
The smell of ginger bread and mulled wine, handicraft and an festive atmosphere put you in the mood for Christmas when strolling around Darmstadt's Christmas Market.
Special about Darmstadt's Christmas Market are the stalls of Darmstadt's many twin cities. Handicraft e.g from Liepaja (Latvia) or culinary specialities like Hungarian Lángos or wine and cheese from Swiss Saanen are awaited eagerly by Darmstädter and visitors every year. At the little arts and crafts market on the Friedensplatz, artists from Darmstadt and the surrounding area every weekend offer a different variety of products, like handmade soap, pottery and jewellery.

© Darmstadt Citymarketing e.V., Rüdiger Dunker

1. December 2017

Late-Night-Shopping "Fire & Ice" in Darmstadt's city centre. Enjoy open shops until 10 pm and lots of walking acts and fire shows.

Mainzer Tassel, Rheinland, Ende 10. Jahrhundert, Gold, Saphire, Amethyste, Perlen, Glas ©HLMD, Wolfgang Fuhrmannek

8. December 2017 to 11. March 2018
Der Mainzer Goldschmuck – An Art Crime from the German Empire
Exhibition at the Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt


The adventurous story of the probably most prominent medieval jewellery ensemble, the results of the examinations and today's interpretation are the themes of this unique exhibtion, which for the first time unites all parts of the treasure.

Events in Darmstadt 2018

©Rüdiger Dunker

24. to 25. March 2018

"Mobility Fair Darmstadt" - with Sunday shopping

This weekend there is a varied programme for the whole family in the city center. Companies and organisations around the topic of mobility inform and present their latest products. The shops of the city centre are open from 1 to 6 pm.

April to October 2018

Datterich's weekly market - every first Saturday of the month Darmstadt's weekly market on the market square offers a special programme like music, activities for children, seasonal food tastings and much more.

4. May 2018

Darmstadt unter Strom - Late-Night-Shopping in Darmstadt's city centre with music, special illuminations, walking-show-acts and open shops until 11 pm.



18. to 20. May 2018

Darmstadt Days of Art Nouveau

On Friday 18th May the "Days of Art Nouveau" are opened on Mathildenhöhe. Highlight will be the Illuminaton Festival "A Night in Red" on Saturday night (19th), when candles, lampions and the illuminated buildings create an unique atmosphere and set you back to the festivals from around 1900. The family day on Sunday offers lots of activities for children and promises a relaxed final to the festival weekend.

©Björn Friedrich

31. May to 3. June 2018

Schlossgrabenfest - Darmstadt's city centre turns into an unique festival scenery for Hesse's biggest music festival. On four stages around the residential palace, you can enjoy more than 100 live acts from almost all musical genres of rock&pop, alternative, hip hop, cover and singer&songwriter to slam-poetry. Big and international bands have their performances as well as local artists and new discoveries.

9. June 2018

At the GameDays, at the stations in Darmstadt's city centre "Serious Games" can be tried and everyone interested can prove their skill, fitness and intelligence. In a rally, players can compete among themselves - the winners will be chosen in the afternoon.

"Serious Games" are digital games for computers, smartphones, tablets or consoles that are used in a serious context, for example, in learning, further education and training, but also for playful citizens' participation or topics related to health and movement. With Serious Games, even demanding tasks are fun, no matter what age.

28. June to 2. July 2018

Darmstadt's Heinerfest - on the first weekend of July the 68th Heinerfest invites you all to come to the city centre, offering lots of attractions and entertainment around Darmstadt's castle.

18. + 19. August 2018

Arts and Crafts Market - About 100 craftsmen and artists present their work on the market square and present a diversity of jewellery, pottery, wood work, art, textile design and much more. Numerous artists also demonstrate their craft.

30. August to 2. September 2018

Wine Festival Darmstadt

Every first weekend in September the Wilhelminenstraße transforms into Darmstadt's wine festival. From Thursday (30.8.) to Sunday (2.9.) winemakers and food stalls from Darmstadt and the surrounding area and invite you to taste, enjoy and relax. On Sunday, additionally the shops of Darmstadt's city are open from 1 to 6 pm.

Highlights 2017

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Events in the Rhine-Main region

On the page of Frankfurt Ticket RheinMain you find tickets for events in the Rhine-Main region.