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 document of modern forms of construction and housing - starting point for modern industrial design.
Current information on COVID-19
Due to the current health situation, various restrictions are still in place. You can read more about these & other restrictions imposed by the general decree on the website of the City of Darmstadt.
A mask requirement applies in the inner city area from 8 am to 10 pm. This does not apply to outdoor dining areas with seats.
Additional measures include:
- Stays in public spaces are only permitted in the group of members of your own household and with a maximum of one person of another household.
- The retail trade is largely closed. Exceptions are for example: supermarkets, pharmacies, drugstores, gas stations, kiosks and animal markets. The output of ordered goods in the shops remains possible.
- Service companies (e.g. hairdressing salons, massage and cosmetic studios) will be closed. Exceptions are facilities for medically necessary treatments.
- The catering industry can still only offer delivery and pick-up of meals.
- Alcohol is forbidden in public all day long.
For further information or the daily incidence level in Darmstadt please visit the website of the City of Darmstadt.
Heiner - that is the name for a "real Darmstädter". And the Heiner are proud of their city and all it has to offer.
A hike over the 7-Hügel-Steig or a bike tour on the 60 km bike route "Around Darmstadt" - there are many ways to discover the city.
Sculpture garden at the Spanish Tower in Park Rosenhöhe
The Darmstadt sculptor Wilhelm Loth, who died in 1993, would have turned 100 on September 24, 2020. The artist, best known for his characteristic female torsos,...
Park Rosenhöhe, Skulpturengarten am Spanischen Turm
Looking for a Darmstadt souvenir?
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".