Welcome – The Mathildenhöhe in the middle of Europe

The event in particular ambience and flair of the unique area, is Darmstadt's kick-off event for the "European World Heritage Year 2018" of the German National Committee for the Protection of Historical Monuments.


The band Nid de Poule make music, which is inspired by the atmosphere of the jazz clubs of the left bank of the Seine in Paris in the thirties and create a comfortable atmosphere.


Snacks, delicious food and drinks bars are provided. A mobile gin bar in the redesigned horse trailer, Dirolls absinthe bar and the bar of OHA Osthang provide for unusual drinks and small snacks. Fräulein Zuckertopf make delicios food and serves food in a caravan.


The photo exhibition "Details" from photo club Darmstadt e.V. was moved to the lawn in front of the Ernst Ludwig House. In the exhibition, the focus will be on the particularities of individual artworks of the Mathildenhöhe. Also Dr. Phillipp Gutbrod, Director Institute Mathildenhöhe, gave a short lecture on the European influences at the Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt

Welcome - The Mathildenhöhe in the middle of Europe

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Programme Saturday, 19. May

Darmstadt Days of Art Nouveau - put on hold for 2018

©Rüdiger Dunker

Darmstadt applies for the UNESCO recognition of Mathildenhöhe as a "World Heritage". This emphasis the importance of comprehensive construction measures throughout the grounds and in the buildings of the Mathildenhöhe. With regard to the situation of the construction site and with regard to the plane tree grove, for which a redevelopment concept is to be worked out, the City of Darmstadt and Darmstadt Marketing GmbH have decided to suspend two major cultural events on Mathildenhöhe for 2018. This concerns "Darmstadt Days Art Nouveau" and the music festival "Fête de la Musique".