Events in Darmstadt 2018


7. September to 2. December 2018

 „The old Darmstadt" - City views by court painter E. A. Schnittspahn

 It was the hereditary prince and later Grand Duke Ludwig III. of Hessen and by Rhine, who commissioned the court and theatre painter Ernst August Schnittspahn to capture the most important buildings of his residence and his territory for later times. For the artist this task, which he devoted himself to for 37 years, became a lifetime mission. By 1876, he had produced more than 150 colour-coded views of the most important architectural monuments in Darmstadt and the surrounding area.

For the special exhibition "The old Darmstadt" selected prints with predominantly urban motifs have been extensively restored. The variety, the enormous wealth of detail and the reliable accuracy of the presentation make them unique pictorial documents of the past history of the former residence and thus a cultural-historical treasure for Darmstadt. Many of the buildings shown are irretrievably lost. In the gouaches of Schnittspahn they continue to exist for future generations.

© Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Graphik: Carrascal / Dindin Communication Design

28. September 2018 to 27. January 2019

Hessian State Museum Darmstadt: Stages - Episoden des Lebens

The scientific exhibition shows different sections in the life cycle of organisms. Life span, environmental factors and metabolism influence the respective life stories, which are conveyed through different thematic stations: metamorphosis and youth, age, "living fossils", growth and time perception. Even entertaining interviews with visitors who answer certain questions are part of the exhibition.

Ausstellung_Höfische_Jagd_Besucher ©Kulturstiftung des Hauses Hessen, Christian Tech

From 20th October 2018

100 years MUSEUM Jagdschloss Kranichstein – time for a new exhibition!
The new exhibition narrates the stories and history of the hunting landgraves and their hunting seat in four chapters, based on the precious collections.

Franz von Stuck (1863-1928), Porträt Großherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen und bei Rhein, um 1907, Öl auf Karton ©Institut Mathildenhöhe, Städtische Kunstsammlung Darmstadt

21. October 2018 to 24. February 2019

Museum Artists' Colony Darmstadt: ,,Das Neue frisch zu wagen!" Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine 150th birthday

The exhibition will not be a biographical one, but the presentation of the creative work of the gifted Grand Duke. In this context his poems, musical compositions, a play as well as expressive watercolours and testimonies of his patronage projects are presented for the first time. On the 150th birthday of Ernst Ludwig, on 25.11.2018, there will be a special event in the supporting programme of the exhibition.

Emmanuelle Rapin, The sleeping beauty, 2010 ©Künstlerin

4. November 2018 to 24. Febuary 2019

Art forum of the TU Darmstadt in cooperation with the Museum Jagdschloss Kranichstein: SAUVAGE Emmanuelle Rapin & Angelika Krinzinger

The French artist Emma Rapin uses set pieces from the world of fashion, jewelery and hunting to roam classic bourgeois themes. Her works are narrative, leaving an exact interpretation open.

Leo Grewenig, Achatgebilde, 1963, Tuschezeichnung, © Werke - Nachlass Leo Grewenig GbR

15. November to 17. January 2019

Leo Grewenig. Tinten - Tiere: In the 1950s and early 1960s, the artist unfolded a wealth of structures using black ink and water on absorbent paper. Thick blots or the finest ramifications set the imagination and inspiration in motion. Above all, animals sprang from the interplay of the drawing aids: snails, spiders or squid, but also plants, dazzling stones and dancing creatures populate the large-format paper sheets

7. to 17th. December 2018

20 years days of guitar in Darmstadt

Over 50 top-class artists from all over the world perform and turn Darmstadt into a guitar stronghold. We wish all of you, the participants who have been loyal for years and the new visitors of the festival, lots of fun with the concerts, lectures, the guitar exhibition and the master classes.



© Darmstadt Citymarketing e.V., Rüdiger Dunker

7. December 2018

Late-Night-Shopping "Fire & Ice" in Darmstadt's city centre. Enjoy open shops until 10 pm and lots of walking acts and fire shows. The Christmas Market is open until 11 pm.

© Rüdiger Dunker

26. November to 23. Dezember 2018

Darmstadt Christmas Market
The smell of ginger bread and mulled wine, handicraft and an festive atmosphere put you in the mood for Christmas when strolling around Darmstadt's Christmas Market.
Special about Darmstadt's Christmas Market are the stalls of Darmstadt's many twin cities. Handicraft e.g from Liepaja (Latvia) or culinary specialities like Hungarian Lángos or wine and cheese from Swiss Saanen are awaited eagerly by Darmstädter and visitors every year.

Events in Darmstadt 2019

11. to 20th. January 2019

Jazz institute Darmstadt: dazz – Jazz Winter Darmstadt

Darmstadt equals jazz - Large concert halls and small clubs offer the public everything, from international stars to local newcomers. Right at the beginning of the year, the dazz festival will focus on a lively scene. For ten days and in many more places. With concerts ranging from New Orleans Jazz to experimental sounds, from exhibitions to dance theater performances for children. This program once again shows why Darmstadt is known throughout the world as Jazzstadt.

Highlights 2018

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Events in the Rhine-Main region

On the page of Frankfurt Ticket RheinMain you find tickets for events in the Rhine-Main region.