Welcome to Darmstadt

Whether you are in Darmstadt just for a day or staying longer, you will surely not get you bored. Explore the Mathildenhöhe with its extraordinary Art Nouveau ensemble and enjoy the view from the viewing plattfom of the Wedding Tower.

Many interesting collections and exhibitions are also offered by Darmstadt's museums and galleries, whether it being about history, contemporary art, or interactive programmes for the whole family.

If you prefer to simply enjoy the city, walk through the Herrngarten or over Rosenhöhe with its rose gardens, stoll through the pedestrian zone or relax  in the Jugendstilbad with its sauna and spa offers.

Discover Darmstadt with a guided tour

Taking a guided tour, you not only learn intersting facts about Darmstadt but also might perhaps discover a new favourite spot.

No matter whether the classical tour over Mathildenhöhe, a scientific tour of the ESOC (European Space Operations Centre of ESA) or a pub cral, there is a tour for every taste and interest.

For topics and dates of public tours, visit the Guided tours, or book your own individual guided tours directly online.

Help to plan your stay

Information about getting to Darmstadt, brochures and information about the Darmstadt App as well as the Darmstadt Card can be found on our "Service" page.

How can we help you?

If you need tips for your stay in Darmstadt or information about how to get here or what to do, please feel free to contact us.

Cycling in Darmstadt

More information you can find here E-Bike-Verleih und Radfahren in Darmstadt.

Darmstadt’s green side

Darmstadt offers many green areas and listed parks. The city is also surrounded by a forest belt that covers 49% of the municipal area. This makes Darmstadt one of the most forested cities in Germany.


Have a look at the side "Into the green" for more tips.

Darmstadt Card

The Darmstadt Card is available as a one-and two-day ticket, it includes the use of all public transport in the city area (fare zone 40) and discounts to numerous cultural facilities.

Darmstadt's sights, Art and Culture

On a hill, the landmark of Darmstadt rises into the sky: the Wedding Tower. The Artists' Colony Mathildenhoehe, the Exhibition Hall, the Wedding Tower, the Artists' Colony Museum and the magnificent artists' houses from the time of Art Nouveau give this hill its unique flair.

In addition, Darmstadt also has a variety of other attractions: the modern science and congress center darmstadtium or the Staatstheater Darmstadt, the colourful "Waldspirale" from Friedensreich Hundertwasser or numerous parks and gardens.

Beside the well-known museums such as the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, the Museum Artists' Colony Darmstadt or the Museum in the residential palace, there are also the Museum Jagdschloss Kranichstein, the Grand Ducal Hessian Porcelain collection or the Kunsthalle Darmstadt as well as other museums and cultural institutions to discover.