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 document of modern forms of construction and housing - starting point for modern industrial design.    


Before the title “City of Science” was bestowed on Darmstadt in 1997, the city was recognised as “City of the Arts”. In fact, both sides go hand-in-hand, recognising that the combination of tradition and innovation is the “Darmstadt Way” to discover new things – here and throughout the world.  

Current information on COVID-19

Due to the current health situation, various restrictions are still in place. You can read more about these & other restrictions imposed by the general decree on the website of the City of Darmstadt.


Additional measures include:

  • Contacts: Meetings from two households or 10 persons are allowed (vaccinated / convalescent /children under 14 years do not count).
  • Retail trade: All shops open with restricted access and a mask requirement. Current test recommended.
  • Service companies (e.g. hairdressing salons, massage and cosmetic studios): Open with conditions: appointment, contact deatails. Current test recommended.
  • Restaurants, cafés, etc.: Outdoor areas - with conditions - open: distance, seating requirement, contact details, etc. Current test recommended.
    Indoor areas:
    with conditions - open: current test, distance, seating requirement, contact details, etc.

Frequently asked questions and answers to the most impotant rules are listed on the webiste of the State of Hessen.


For further information or the daily incidence level in Darmstadt please visit the website of the City of Darmstadt.

See you in Darmstadt!

A hike over the 7-Hügel-Steig or a bike tour on the 60 km bike route "Around Darmstadt" - there are many ways to discover the city. And this year, too, there are many cultural highlights such as exhibitions, anniversaries and other exciting concepts.


Whether for a shopping spree, meeting friends, visiting a museum or one of the many leisure activities - see you in Darmstadt!

Forest Art Trail


The Verein für Internationale Waldkunst e.V. has been organising the "International Forest Art Trail" in Darmstadt every two years since 2002, each with a different theme. It extends in the Darmstadt forest district for...
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64285 Darmstadt



Darmstadt Shop Luisencenter
Luisenplatz 5
64283 Darmstadt 
Tel.: +49 6151 - 1345-13
Fax: +49 6151 - 1347-5858


Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

Looking for a Darmstadt souvenir?

Have a look at 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".

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.