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.


Today, Darmstadt impresses with nationally and internationally valued exhibitions at the Institute Mathildenhoehe. Nationally and internationally recognised  cultural institutions of literature, fine arts, music and the state theater are hallmarks of the city.

 

Art and cultural institutions

Darmstadt's sights

Alter Friedhof – the Old Cemetry

Alter Friedhof

Known today as the "Alter Friedhof“, Darmstadt’s old cemetry between the Nieder-Ramstaedter-Straße and Herdweg dates back to 1828. Originally rectangular in shape, additions in 1848, 1873 and 1894 have led to its current...
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Herdweg 105

64285 Darmstadt

Altstadtmuseum Hinkelsturm

Altstadtmuseum Hinkelsturm

The Hinkelsturm was originally a fortified tower and part of Darmstadt‘s city walls. Today, the tiny building houses a museum which documents, over three floors, life in Darmstadt‘s former old town (Altstadt). A detailed...
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Address

Lindenhof 1

64283 Darmstadt


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Exhibition Hall on the Mathildenhöhe

Ausstellungsgebäude Mathildenhöhe

The "Hochzeitsturm“ (Wedding Tower) and the Exhibition Hall (1907-1908) were the work of Joseph Maria Olbrich. Hidden under the hall is the fascinating vault of a walled water reservoir, a technical masterpiece. The...
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Address

Olbrichweg

64287 Darmstadt

Railway World Darmstadt-Kranichstein

Bahnwelt Darmstadt-Kranichstein

In the former rail depot, the "Verein Museumbahn" presents over 200 railway vehicles from all stages of rail history. The programme consists of guided tours through the vehicle fleet, a collection of historical signals...
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Steinstr.7

64291 Darmstadt


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Bioversum Kranichstein

bioversum Kranichstein

The exhibition in the former armoury of the hunting lodge (Jagdschloss Kranichstein) is a vivid and highly interactive presentation of the diversity of nature. The many events are directed especially at children with an...
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Kranichsteiner Str.253

64289 Darmstadt


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Centralstation

Centralstation

The Centralstation was built in its original form in 1888 as Darmstadt’s first electricty plant. The power plant served mainly as a supplier of electricty for the street lamps in the town centre, the royal court and its...
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Im Carree

64283 Darmstadt


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darmstadtium - Science and Conference Centre

darmstadtium - Wissenschafts- und Kongresszentrum

Darmstadt's science and conference centre was built between 2005 and 2007 based on the plans of Talik Chalabi and Paul Schroeder and integrates parts of the old city walls. The complex offers a climate-friendly...
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Schlossgraben 1

64283 Darmstadt


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Ernst-Neufert-Bau (Ledigenwohnheim)

Ernst-Neufert-Bau (Ledigenwohnheim)

The "Ledigenwohnheim“, a hostel for single people, was built to the plans of Ernst Neufer in 1954/5 and is one of the five completed "Meisterbauten“ on the Mathildenhoehe in Darmstadt. Neufert’s plans were used in a...
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Address

Pützerstr.6

64287 Darmstadt

Large Glückert House

Großes Haus Glückert

The "Large Glückert House“, designed in 1901 by Joseph Maria Olbrich for the furniture maker Glueckert, served him as an exhibition room until the break-up of the Artists‘ Colony. Since 1971, the Large Glückert House has...
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Address

Alexandraweg 23

64287 Darmstadt

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

Großherzoglich-Hessische Porzellansammlung im Prinz-Georgs-Palais

Since 1908, the museum has housed the porcelain collection of Darmstadt’s counts and grand dukes. The exhibits shed light on the personal tastes of the individual family members and their relationship to Europe’s...
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Address

Schlossgartenstr.10

64289 Darmstadt


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