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 model of the houses and the very narrow streets (scale of 1:160) shows how crowded it was to live there and brings back to life the area which Ernst Elias Niebergall immortalised in his cult novel „Der Datterich“.


The Museum is open in the summer months from April until October. Starting in November, you can book individual tours at 06151 48135

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Lindenhof 1

64283 Darmstadt


+49 6151 24215

Opening Hours

Monday: closed

Tuesday: closed

Wednesday: closed

Thursday: closed

Friday: closed

Saturday: 14:00-16:00

Sunday: 14:00-16:00


Darmstadt Shop Luisencenter
Luisenplatz 5
64283 Darmstadt 
Tel.: +49 6151 - 1345-13
Fax: +49 6151 - 1347-5858


Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm


Shopping with the "Darmstadt Gutschein"

The vouchers worth 10, 25, 50 or 100 euros can be bought online and in the Darmstadt Shop and can be redeemed in about 60 shops and restaurants in Darmstadt.