Group tour: Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt – UNESCO World Heritage

"We have to build a city, a wohle city."


These words by architect Joseph Maria Olbrich have gone down in history. The ensemble of buildings is architecturally, artistically and universally ground-breaking  and marks a turning point in architecture and art on the threshold of the 20th century. The tour of the UNESCO World Heritage "Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt" tells the story of the entire ensemble with the studio house, exhibition building and artist houses.


1 hour, gruops up to 25 persons 100 €

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 115 € plus admission.

Prices for group tours

We also design all tours  individually according to your wishes.

Price per group
1-hour tour
German 85 Euros
foreign language 100 Euros

German 100 Euros
foreign language 115 Euros

For museum tours, prices plus admission fee.
Please contact us for 3- to 8-hour tours.
Group size
Please note that the tours are usually limited to 25 participants. Exceptions to this are given in the management description.
We would like to point out that the currently applicable hygiene and distance regulations (at least 1.50m) must be observed. Wearing mouth-nose protection is mandatory during the entire tour! 

We offer guided tours in the following languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Polish

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 Nordbad in Alsfelder Straße and at the Böllenfalltor stadium.

City map (PDF 4,3 MB)

Parking facilities for busse at the Nordbad: maps and pictures


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

Bus parking and boarding and alighting facilities

Bus drop-off, parking: Main Station

Bus drop-off, parking: Main Station

Stop for 2-3 busses at the west side of the main train station.

Bus drop-off: Mathildenplatz

Bus drop-off: Mathildenplatz

Stop for 2 busses at Mathildenplatz, at bus stop 13. Only for boarding and alighting passengers.

Bus parking: Jugendstilbad

Bus parking: Jugendstilbad

The bus car park at the Jugendstilbad (Mercksplatz) offers parking for 2 buses.

Bus parking: Rosenhöhe

Bus parking: Rosenhöhe

The bus car park at the Rosenhöhe (Wolfskehlstraße) offers parking for 3 buses.

Bus parking: Alsfelder Straße / Nordbad

Bus parking: Alsfelder Straße / Nordbad

The car park is located on Alsfelder Straße, along the car park for the Nordbad.


There are 6-7 bus parking spaces available.




After the roundabout at the Arheilger/Alsfelder Straße junction, enter Alsfelder Straße in the direction of Nordbad; the car park for cars is on the left, drive around it, after Nordbad (on the right) through the rows of cars on the left to the bus parking spaces.


Exit from the bus park and go straight ahead to the roundabout.


Exact address for the navigation system is not available.

Alternatively: Alsfelder Str.23 (Berufsschulzentrum Nord) or Alsfelder Str.33 (Nordbad).



Along Arheilger Straße, at the end of the row of car parking spaces, there is another bus parking space.



The pictures and overview map can be downloaded under "Address / Links".



Public transport connection

Trams run to the city centre every 15 minutes from the Nordbad stop. Journey time to Luisenplatz: 10 minutes.

Bus drop-off: Mathildenhöhe

Bus drop-off: Mathildenhöhe

Stop for 1 bus at the Olbrichweg. Only for boarding and alighting passengers. No waiting or parking facilities.


Please note that the World Heritage shuttle bus always stops here on the full and half hour and that the stop is then not available for coaches to get on/off.



Parking for buses: At Rosenhöhe/Wolfskehlstrasse, approx. 500 m on foot.

Bus drop-off: darmstadtium

Bus drop-off: darmstadtium

Stop for 2 busses in front of the darmstadtium. Only for boarding and alighting passengers.


UNESCO World Heritage in the region of Darmstadt

The Messel Fossil Pit has been Germany's first UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. It provides a unique insight into the early evolution of mammals and documents the history of the earth's development 48 million years ago, when the extinction of the dinosaurs was followed by explosive changes in the animal and plant world. During opening hours, the museum can be visited directly at the edge of the mine. Guided tours of the Messel Pit are also offered throughout the year.


From the Mathildenhöhe to the Messel Fossil Pit:
Take bus line FM from stop "Lucasweg/Hochzeitsturm" (at the Dieburger Str.) to stop "Grube Messel - Besucherzentrum Grube Messel" on Landesstrasse 3317. The walk to the visitor centre is then around 500 meters.



The Messel Pit and the Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt are partners of the Darmstadt Card.

The Lorsch Abbey was a Benedictine abbey. It was founded in 764 and was a power, intellectual and cultural centre until the high Middle Ages. The Lorsch King's Hall is the architectural highlight of the UNESCO World Heritage. The building with its antique and early medieval facade decoration is one of the best preserved examples of Carolingian architecture.

Darmstadt ist part of the Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald, which, since 2015, is part of the "International Geoscience & Geoparks Programm" of UNESCO and thus bears the label  "UNESCO Global Geopark".

The Geopark extends between the rivers Rhine, Main and Neckar on more than 3,500 km², with a spacious landscape with diverse nature and geology, worth protecting.