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.

 

 

Sights in 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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Lindenhof 1

64283 Darmstadt

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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Olbrichweg

64287 Darmstadt

Centralstation (former power station)

Centralstation

The Centralstation was built in its original form in 1888 as Darmstadt’s first power station. The power station served mainly as a supplier of electricity 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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Darmbach spring

Darmbachquelle

The Darmbach spring is located above the Oberjägermeisterteich - the current version dates from 1937. From there the Darmbach flows through the eastern forest areas of the city, feeds the fish ponds along the...
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Oberjägermeisterteich

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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Railway Museum Darmstadt-Kranichstein

Eisenbahnmuseum 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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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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Pützerstr.6

64287 Darmstadt

Alter Friedhof – the Old Cemetry

Friedhof - 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

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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Alexandraweg 23

64287 Darmstadt

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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Darmstadt App

With the official Darmstadt app you have everything you need for your stay in the "City of Science" always at your fingertips.

Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt

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.