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

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Darmstadt City-Summer

Darmstädter City-Sommer

The "Darmstadt City Summer" is a special campaign for public spaces within the city to support the Darmstädter Schausteller. During the summer vacation period - July 3 to August 16, 2020 - stalls of the Darmstädter...
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Darmstädter Innenstadt


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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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Guided tour at the Palace Museum

Geschichte vor der eigenen Haustür: Rundgang im Schlossmuseum Darmstadt

With the great role model of King Louis XIV of France in mind, many German sovereigns lived far beyond their means in their small states. For the Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt, too, a splendid court with pageant hunts...
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Marktplatz 15

64283 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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Arts and Crafts Market - online

Kunsthandwerkermarkt "online"

Unfortunately, the Darmstadt Arts and Crafts Market cannot take place in 2020. www.darmstadt-tourismus.de/kunsthandwerkermarkt lists an overview of the artists and craftsmen who would have been on the market in...
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Marktplatz

Darmstadt


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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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RADAR II - virtuelle Tour im Kunstforum der TU Darmstadt

RADAR II - virtuelle Tour im Kunstforum der TU Darmstadt

The current exhibition RADAR II of the Kunstforum of the TU Darmstadt can now be experienced in a virtual 3D-tour. The tour through the rooms and building is added with texts, videos and explanations. The Kustforum...
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Hochschulstr.1

64287 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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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.