The Ostparkweg: From the market square to the Darmbach source or to the Oberwaldhaus
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 connects the recreational areas close to the city such as the Rudolf-Müller-Anlage, the Woog, the area around the Botanical Garden with the forest behind the Lichtwiese to the Darmbach source or via the Oberfeld to the leisure area at the Steinbrücker Teich.
From the market square to the Darmbach source: approx. 5.5 km
The Ostparkweg starts at the market fountain on the market square. From there, it leads through the pedestrian underpass at the Stadtkirche to the Justus-Liebig-Haus and through Kaplaneigasse to the Datterich-Brunnen.
We continue past the Jugendstilbad over the Teichhausstrasse in the direction of the Rudolf-Müller-Anlage. Here the Darmbach disappears into the canal.
On Beckstrasse it goes up to Woogsdamm. Here the Ostparkweg leads east on the southern Woogsdamm. The path runs along the Darmbach, past the new Woogspark between Woog & Froschweg to the TSG site.
On the TSG site, follow the Darmbach to the Botanical Garden. Here the Ostparktweg branches off to the left and to the right.
Turn right towards Vivarium, further along the Darmbach.
The Schnampelweg leads into the forest and on to Matthias-Claudius-Ruhe. Passing the fish ponds and the Fischerhütte you reach the destination of the Ostparkweg, the Darmbach source.
From the market square to the Oberwaldhaus: approx. 6.4 km
From the fountain on the market square, the path follows the route towards the Darmbach spring.
At the junction at the Botanical Garden, take the path to the left towards Oberwaldhaus.
Cross the train tracks, and walk past the Judenteich to the Drei-Brunnen-Anlage/Meiereibach Brunnen at Hofgut Oberfeld.
From the Hofgut Oberfeld on Erbacherstrasse, the path continues past the cow stables to the Oberfeld. Follow the Scheftheimer Weg to the edge of the forest and then along the edge of the forest, to the Brunnersweg and then down the Gartenschneise through the forest to the Oberwaldhaus at the Steinbrücker Teich.