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.
Things to do in Darmstadt
Darmstadt Autumn Fair
The traditional Darmstadt Autumn Fair takes place from the 20th to 30th of September 2019.
From 2 pm to 10 pm, there will be many rides and attractions for children and adults of various ages, a sales market and a spice market to stroll, enjoy, meet friends and have fun.
More information: Darmstadt Autumn Fair.
New in the Darmstadt Shop: UNIQUE Gin
Natural ingredients, such as field-fresh strawberries from Darmstadt-Arheilgen, luscious green basil, finest vanilla and other secret botanicals from near and far, that is what UNIQUE Gin stans for.
UNIQUE Gin is burned by the Hebert distillery in Pfungstadt, an expert regarding fine juniper liqueurs. The creators Andre & Christoph longed for a genuine, natural and simply delicious gin - that's what UNIQUE Gin is all about.
The UNIQUE Gin is available exclusively in the Darmstadt Shop on Luisenplatz.
UNIQUE Gin 500 ml for 35 Euros
UNIQUE Gin 50 ml for
You can try the UNIQUE Gin at the mobile Ginny Bar by Andre and Christioph, at various events in the region. And in Darmstadt e.g. in the La Lucha in the Schleiermacher Straße or in the Zerottanta in the Elisabethenstraße.
Pedelecs in the Darmstadt Shop
No ideas for the weekend yet?
You can easily come from A to B and enjoy unlimited driving fun with the pedelecs in the Darmstadt Shop.
The Pedelecs bikes of the brand Kalkhoff offer: coaster brake for more safety and shift sensor technology for smooth shifting even under pedal pressure. The high-performance 14.5 Ah batteries guarantee over 100 km range for limitless driving pleasure.
More information: Pedelecs in Darmstadt
Tip for this weekend!
The guided tour "Darmstadt at a glance" is for everyone who would like to know more about the history and present of Darmstadt. It passes by the most important sights of the city centre - such as Luisenplatz and Residential Palace - and ends at the Artists' Colony on Mathildenhöhe, the unique ensemble from around 1900.
It takes place every sunday. More information and tickets on guided tours.
Merchandise highlights in the Darmstadt Shop
You are looking for a gift or a souvenir?
The Tourist Information Centre in Darmstadt's Luisencentre offers many different merchandise for example magnets, postcards, t-shirts with the print "DRMSTDT", bags of cotton with Darmstadt´s silhouette and many other things.
In addition, tickets for events in Darmstadt are also on sale.
More information: Darmstadt Shop
Temporary Visitor Centre "Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt"
In the former Konsum on the Pützerstraße, a temporary visitor centre for the Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt is created to inform about on the way to the UNESCO World Heritage. In addition, Konsum provides space for culture, for art design, architecture & urban development.
5. + 6. October 2019, 11am - 6pm
2. + 3. November 2019, 11am - 6pm
7. + 8. December 2019, 11am - 6pm
Pützerstraße 6, 64287 Darmstadt
Time travel on Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt
With the Mathildenhöhe App you go on a journey through time on Mathildenhöhe. Historical views are superimposed with current images and illustrate how the Mathildenhöhe developed during and after the Artists' Colony.
For viewing the web-version and the direct links to the AppStore and Google Play, please click here.
Refill Station - drinking-water for free
In the Darmstadt shop as well as in Akustik Spezial, Börners Wurstlädchen, Café Fräulein Mondschein, Otten Moden, Starbucks, STA Travel, Verbraucherzentrale Hessen / Darmstadt und VIOLAS´S Darmstadt it is possible to charge free tap water in an own bottle.
The volunteer project Refill aims to avoid plastic waste, protect the environment, drink good water and inspire people to live more plastic-free. Refill is intended to strengthen and promote the urban community and neighborly togetherness.
Discover Darmstadt: With "Watch my City"
Discover Darmstadt's city centre interacitve: with the new 360° tour "Watch my city". Beside taking a tour through the pedestrian zone, you can also visit some of the shops and restaurants. Start your tour here.
Darmstadt power bank
Spending your day in Darmstadt and your smartphone's battery is running low? Fully charged power banks can be borrowed in the Darmstadt Shop on Luisenplatz. Rental fee is 15 € and the power bank can be returned within one week if you do not need it anymore. Or keep using it, to keep your phone or tablet going wherever you go.
Discover Darmstadt with a guided tour
Why not discover the city with a guided tour? Get a general overview of the city with "Darmstadt at a glance", every Sunday at 11 am. And the Museum Artists' Colony Darmstadt offers english tours every 1st Thursday of the month.
The brochure "Darmstadt guided tours 2019/2020" contains all topics and dates of public tours until March 2020. Most tours are in German only, but there are also several tours in english and various other languages on pages 9, 16, 22 and 36.
You can book your ticket online, at the Darmstadt Shop at Luisenplatz or with many tours rigth at the spot with the tour guide.
With the Darmstadt WiFi users in the city centre have unlimited use of the urban WLAN network. Just select „WiFi Darmstadt“ in your wifi settings and log on at www.service.thecloud.eu.
Have a look at the map for places and squares with Darmstadt WiFi.
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".