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.

Current information on COVID-19

Due to the current health situation, the City of Darmstadt cancels public events & imposes restrictions on various public areas. The measures of the general decree apply from Monday 16. April until 31. May 2020.

Among other things, this means:
OPEN (possibly also on Sundays): Food & beverage markets, pick-up & delivery services, pharmacies, medical supply stores, drug stores, petrol stations, banks, post offices, hairdressers, dry cleaners / laundromats, newspaper sales, pet stores as well as wholesale.
>> Restaurants can be visited for take-away-food subject to increased hygiene regulations and depending on the catering trade.

CLOSED: Restaurants, bars, clubs / discotheques, pubs, theaters, concert halls, museums, trade fairs / exhibitions, cinemas, leisure and animal parks, providers of leisure activities (indoor and outdoor), special markets, amusement arcades / betting shops, prostitution centers / brothels, the sports business on and in All public and private sports facilities, swimming pools and fun pools, fitness studios, other retail outlets and playgrounds. In addition, there are also general stores without groceries, nail salons, construction / horticultural, flower shops, tanning salons, shisha bars, ice cream cafes and cafes with simple food and / or a small selection (e.g. only cakes).

All guided tours of Darmstadt Marketing GmbH have been canceled until further notice.

Numerous events were also canceled.

  • Datterichs Wochenmarkt (4.4.2020 and 2.5.2020)
  • Darmstadt Mobil (04./05.04.2020)
  • Die Öffnung des temporären Besucherzentrums Konsum (04./05.04.2020)
  • Die Baumesse auf dem Messplatz (03.-05.04.2020)
  • Der Flohmarkt auf dem Karolinenplatz (24./25.04.2020)
  • Die Frühjahrsmess (30.04. – 10.05.2020)
  • Der Merck-Firmenlauf (20.5.2020)
  • Das Schlossgrabenfest (28.5.-31.05.2020)

You can read more about these & other restrictions imposed by the general decree here.

Darmstadt Shop - tourist information centre: closed from Wednesday, 18. March 2020

©Klaus Mai

Dear Customers,

due to the general situation regarding COVID-19, the Darmstadt Shop will be temporarily closed from Wednesday, 18. March 2020.

In urgent cases you can reach us by email at information@darmstadt.de

Stay safe!

Your Darmstadt Marketing GmbH


Darmstadt WiFi

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?

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".