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
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...
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 "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...
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...
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...
Art and cultural institutions
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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.