Grube Prinz von Hessen

Grube Prinz von Hessen

The bathing lake known as the "pit" is not a natural body of water– lignite was mined here between 1908 and 1921. After the plant had to close in 1924, the pit filled with water, was used as a reservoir for it, and always (illegally) also as a bathing place. Since 1974, the banks have been flattened and planted - and Darmstadt has one more open-air swimming pool!


Today, the "pit" is still a popular destination for young and old, for swimming, taking a walk, oder fishing. Situated away from the city, it can be reached by bike or by taking the FU bus line.

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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.