Darmstadt is Science, Culture and Life

Get to know Darmstadt during an interesting city tour.

Darmstadt is "City of Science", centre of culture with the Hessian State Museum and the UNESCO World Heritage Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt as well as lively student city.  


Learn more about Darmstadt and its history and let yourself be surprised by the beautiful sides of the city. Our qualified tour guides bring you to the top sights and show you hidden corners. We would be pleased to advise you individually and create a supporting programme for your group.

Messel Pit Fossil Site and Hessian State Museum Darmstadt

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Messel Pit with the visitor centre "Time and Messel Worlds" is the cradle of mammals and a window into the diversity of life on earth 48 million years ago. The trip to the Messel Pit can be combined with a visit to the Hessian State Museum Darmstadt: The permanent exhibition on the Messel pit covers the entire spectrum of Messel species in all its beauty and breadth.


Guided tour "Fascination Hessisches Landesmuseum", 2 hours, groups of up to 25 people 100€ plus admission.

City map with bus parking and bus drop-off points

On the city map (A4) with sights and hotels you also find places for bus parking and bus drop-off points.

Drop-off points for buses are at Justus Liebig House, at darmstadtium, at Mathildenplatz, at Mathildenhöhe (public WC at the Wedding Tower) as well as at the main train station (Europaplatz).

Buses can be parked at the Jugendstilbad (Mercksplatz, public WC), at the Rosenhöhe (Wolfskehlstraße, bus parking for visitors Mathildenhöhe), at the Messplatz and at the Böllenfalltor stadium.

City map (PDF 4,3 MB)


Attention: From 1. June 2019 on two road sections of the Hügel- and Heinrichstraße route-related traffic restrictions apply. Which sections and which vehicles are affected can be found here.

Further details can be found at