Darmstadt's sights, art and culture

On a hill, the landmark of Darmstadt rises into the sky: the Wedding Tower. The Artists' Colony Mathildenhöhe, 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.


But there is more to discover in Darmstadt. The lively city centre, the colourful forest spiral of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, museums and galleries or the numerous parks and gardens.
 
Here are some ideas for your stay in Darmstadt.

Discover Darmstadt

Exhibition: STAGING IDENTITY

Ausstellung: STAGING IDENTITY

24. October 2020 until 28. February 2021 Under the title "STAGING IDENTITY" the Institute Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt illuminates questions about identity against the background of artistic role play in photography and...
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Olbrichweg 13a

64287 Darmstadt


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An Act of Freedom – 100 Years Wilhelm Loth

Ein Akt der Freiheit – 100 Jahre Wilhelm Loth

Sculpture garden at the Spanish Tower in Park Rosenhöhe The Darmstadt sculptor Wilhelm Loth, who died in 1993, would have turned 100 on September 24, 2020. The artist, best known for his characteristic female torsos,...
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Park Rosenhöhe, Skulpturengarten am Spanischen Turm

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Future History Tour "Darmstadt City"

Future History Tour "Darmstädter Innenstadt"

Time travel through Darmstadt's city centre! With "Future History" historical views of the city can be compared with today's. What has changed, what has remained the same? Darmstadt was the capital and residence of...
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Darmstädter Innenstadt


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Porcelain Collection of the Grand Duchy of Hessen in Prinz-Georgs Palais

Großherzoglich-Hessische Porzellansammlung im Prinz-Georgs-Palais

With the opening of the Porcelain Museum in 1908, Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine made the princely family's possessions, which had been accumulated over centuries, accessible to the public. One focus is...
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Schlossgartenstr.10

64289 Darmstadt


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Science Route 4 - Audioguide for tram line 4

Hörtour in der Straßenbahn: Wissenschaftslinie 4

Darmstadt is the birthplace of numerous inventions which have changed our daily life. International operating companies and research institutions have their headquarters here. The „Science Route 4“ informs you, on its...
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Von Kranichstein bis Griesheim


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App "Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt"

Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt - Zeitreise

With the Mathildenhöhe App you go on a journey through time on Mathildenhöhe. Historical views are superimposed with current images and illustrate how the Mathildenhöhe developed during and after the Artists' Colony. ...
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Olbrichweg

Darmstadt


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Ostparkweg - from the city centre to the Darmbach source

Ostparkweg - Spaziergang ins Grüne

The Ostparkweg leads from Darmstadt's city centre along the Darmbach to the east, to the Darmbach source behind the Fischerhütte or as an alternative to the Oberwaldhaus at the Steinbrücker Teich. The Ostparkweg...
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Marktplatz

64283 Darmstadt


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Already repaired or still to be saved? - On dealing with things in everyday life and museums

Schon repariert oder noch zu retten? – Vom Umgang mit Dingen im Alltag und Museum

from 5.9.2020 The rules in the museum are different from those in everyday life. While objects of daily use are repaired, reused or maintained, the museum tries to change them as little as possible. The traces of time...
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Kranichsteiner Str.261

64289 Darmstadt


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Stadtlexikon und Stadtatlas

Stadtlexikon und Stadtatlas

The Stadtlexikon is the official reference work for a lot of (historical) information about Darmstadt. The connection with the map material on www.stadtatlas.darmstadt.de helps to locate historical places, to get...
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Karolinenplatz

Darmstadt


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Tomás Saraceno: Songs for the Air

Tomás Saraceno: Songs for the Air

Exhibition until 31.1.2021 Saraceno's solo exhibition "Tomás Saraceno: Songs for the Air" enables, through the use of modern technologies, new connections between people and the (environment) world as well as new...
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Friedensplatz 1

64283 Darmstadt


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Do not miss: Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt

©Rüdiger Dunker

The Artist Colony Mathildenhöhe, an ensemble from around 1900, is Darmstadt's best-known attraction. Due to its international importance, it is on the list of proposals for the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

From the city centre you reach the Mathildenhöhe in about 20 minutes. From Luisenplatz, the short walk leads you past the Residential Palace and the darmstadtium, the modern science and congress centre up the Erich-Ollenhauer promenade, where you pass the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics.

 

At the top of the hill are the Russian Chapel, the Exhibition Building and the artists' houses, as well as the Museum Artists' Colony, which offers in-depth insights into the creative work of the Art Nouveau artists. Tip:The 48 meter high Wedding Tower offers a great view over the whole city to Frankfurt.

The whole world under one roof

Blauer Salon im Schlossmuseum Darmstadt
©Christoph Rau

On the basis of paintings, furniture, ornaments and everyday objects, the Museum in the Residential Palace gives an insight into the noble living culture of four centuries as well as the history of the princely residence and the house of Hessen-Darmstadt and its connections to other European dynasties.

 

The Hessische Landesmuseum Darmstadt offers a journey through the history of the earth, art and the world of animals. Beside an Art Nouveau collection, armor on the "catwalk" in the hall of arms or modern art with the "Block Beuys", there is also a large collection of cork models, a woolly mammoth and the picture gallery.

 

Here you can find a list of all museums: Museums in Darmstadt.

Brochure "Darmstadt's Museums"

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.