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15 Best Things to Do in Darmstadt (Germany)

Although modest in size, Darmstadt has a multifaceted appeal. If you’re dazzled by the luxury and wealth of Germany’s nobility, the Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt and the Grand Dukes of Hesse lived in the city and they definitely lived well. Their art, porcelain, hunting gear and furniture is spread across museums around the city.

The last Grand Duke, Ernst Ludwig is remembered for turning a whole neighbourhood into an Art Nouveau wonderland, and this century-old ensemble is as special as ever. But Darmstadt also has a scientific feather in its cap: Not only does it now have a place on the Periodic Table thanks to Darmstadtium, it’s also the home of the European Space Agency’s operations centre, as well as the source of some of the most complete fossils ever found.

Let’s explore the best things to do in Darmstadt :

1. Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt

Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt

More than a century old, Hesse’s regional museum has a bit of everything from natural history to ancient archaeology to modern painting.

With such a massive and diverse collection, what you see will depend on your taste, but there are a few exhibits with universal appeal.

First up is the large collection of astoundingly detailed fossils from the Eocene Epoch recovered from the nearby Messel Pit.

Some of these specimens were so well preserved that it was even possible to extract stomach contents.

Also indispensible is the Ortenberg Altarpiece painted anonymously in the 1410s, as well as pieces by artists as varied as Brueghel the Elder, Oswald Achenbach, Lovis Corinth and Joseph Beuys.

2. Mathildenhöhe

Mathildenhöhe

In 1899 the Grand Duke of Hesse, Ernst Ludwig had the idea of attracting artists to build a colony in Darmstadt to breathe new life into the city’s culture and commerce.

He recruited some of the leading members of Germany’s Jugendstil movement (Art Nouveau) to design houses, studios and monuments in a wave of construction divided into four exhibitions across 13 years.

The Mathildenhöhe neighbourhood is littered with these amazing buildings, now listed monuments, designed by Peter Behrens, Hans Christiansen and Joseph Maria Olbrich.

You can download a map of the area with all of its wonders.

3. Hochzeitsturm

Hochzeitsturm

If there’s one sight that cannot be missed in Mathildenhöhe it’s Olbrich’s iconic Hochzeitsturm (Wedding Tower). The tower is just shy of 50 metres tall and was built in 1908 to commemorate Ernst Ludwig’s wedding to Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich.

Olbrich called on a team of craftsmen and artists for the tower’s masterful fittings and decoration.

The most sumptuous is the Zimmer der Großherzogin (Room of the Grand Duchess), which can be hired out for weddings.

The tower’s five looped gables are rumoured to depict Ernst Ludwigs hand, and they contain an observation platform that is open to the public.

4. Schlossmuseum

Schlossmuseum

The possessions belonging to Darmstadt’s Landgraves and Frand Dukes are revealed at this museum in the bell-tower of their former residence opposite Marktplatz.

The historical artefacts, applied arts, paintings, photographs and documents help piece together hundreds of years of Hesse and Darmstadt’s past.

The museum has been open to all since 1924, six years after Ernst Ludwig handed his ancestral collections over when he abdicated in 1918. From the 1600s to the 1900s there’s silverware, gold, dresses, porcelain, tapestries, paintings, clocks, glassware, and furniture in 15 splendid rooms.

5. Messel Pit

Messel Pit

Within Darmstadt’s city limits is a UNESCO World Heritage Site regarded as the world’s richest fossil source from the Eocene Epoch.

The pit was only discovered by science in the 1970s; before that it was a mine for brown coal and a well for shale oil.

When the site was given a serious survey the unprecedented wealth of its natural heritage was revealed.

Now the pit is open to tourists on hour-long tours, on which guides go into depth about the history and methods of fossil excavation and even allow you to touch recently unearthed specimens.

The visitor centre also opened in 2010 and has set up information boards and a viewing platform at the site.

6. Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt

Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt

One of the Art Nouveau buildings constructed in the first exhibition was the Ernst-Ludwig-Haus, intended for ateliers and designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich.

The south facade catches everyone’s attention for its curved portal with fastidious gilded vegetal ornamentation and a pair of sculptures representing man and woman.

The museum’s galleries give you the inside story on Mathildenhöhe’s Art Nouveau exhibitions from 1899 to 1914. You can peruse marvellous examples of applied arts produced for those exhibitions, including furniture sets, sculpture, glassware, ceramics, textiles and metalwork.

From 1904 a lot of these decorative pieces were produced by factories around Darmstadt set up by Ernst Ludwig.

7. Waldspirale

Waldspirale

Friedensreich Hundertwasser designed this apartment building in his inimitable quirky style.

Work started in 1998 and was completed in 2000, the year Hundertwasser passed away.

Set in the Bürgerparkviertel, the Waldspirale holds 105 apartments and rises to 12 storeys high.

From the outside its spiralling bands of texture, curved edges and apparently random window designs give it a playful, childlike quality.

As it happens the windows are so random that no two on the entire tower are the same.

That name “Waldspirale” (forest spiral), partly refers to the roof, which is planted with a grove of lime, beech and maple trees.

8. Herrngarten

Herrngarten

Darmstadt’s largest and oldest park has roots that go back to the 1500s when three smaller parks were combined into one.

In 1766 it was redesigned in the English style on the orders of the Landgrave Caroline, and then in 1811 Grand Duke Ludwig I opened the park to the public.

The sculptor Ludwig Habich contributed a couple of noteworthy monuments at the start of the 20th century.

One is the monument to polymath and cultural icon Johann Wolfgang von Goethe from 1903, and the other is for Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (Queen Victoria’s favourite great granddaughter) who died from typhoid aged just eight years old in 1903.

9. Ludwigsmonument

Ludwigsmonument

Nicknamed “Langer Ludwig” (Tall Ludwig), this 40-metre column and statue on Luisenplatz is one of Darmstadt’s major landmarks.

This honours the first Hessian Constitution and depicts Ludwig I, the first Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, who ruled from 1830 to his death in 1848. The Neoclassical monument was begun in 1841 while he was still alive and was composed by the architects Georg Moller and Balthasar Harres.

If you look up you’ll see Ludwig, dressed in Roman garb holding the constitution in his right hand.

For a small fee you can scale the 172 steps to reach a platform under the statue at a height of 30 metres.

10. Park Rosenhöhe

Park Rosenhöhe

The last Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig had a big hand in the design of this park on a hill to the east of the city.

The park’s history begins a century before in the early 1800s: It was first landscaped on what used to be a vineyard, and in the 1820s a Neoclassical mausoleum was built here for Princess Elisabeth Grand Duke Ludwig II’s daughter who also passed away as a child.

Later Ernst Ludwig built tombs for his parents, modelled on the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna.

But where Ernst Ludwig really made his mark is at the Rosarium at the highest point of the park, where more than 200 rose species bloom at different times from June to November.

11. Russian Chapel

Russian Chapel

Sitting under the Hochzeitsturm the golden onion domes of this church are a reminder that Darmstadt was the birthplace of the last Empress of Russia.

The sixth child of Grand Duke Ludwig IV, Alexandra Feodorovna was born in the city in 1872. Her husband Nicholas II commissioned architect Leon Benois to build him this orthodox chapel for when he visited Darmstadt with her.

Leading Russian artists of the period, like Viktor Vasnetsov came to produce paintings and mosaics for the chapel’s interior.

Beyond that, all of the building materials for the church were sourced in Russia, and the building is even claimed to have been built on Russian soil transported here by rail.

12. Großherzoglich-Hessische Porzellansammlung

Großherzoglich-Hessische Porzellansammlung

In 1908 Ernst Ludwig decided to open his stash of porcelain and other ceramics up to the public at the Rococo Prinz-Georg-Palais, which dates to 1710. The museum opens of Fridays and weekends, and along with the collection of the Hessian Grand Dukes, has variety of pieces acquired over the last century.

Much of the porcelain and faience was produced by manufactories not far away in Kelsterbach, which were patronised by the Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt.

Other famous manufactories represented include Vienna, Sèvres, St Petersberg, Frankenthal and Meissen.

13. Jagdschloss Kranichstein

Jagdschloss Kranichstein

In countryside to the northeast of Darmstadt is a sublime Baroque palace first raised during the reign of George I, the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt in the late 16th century.

Jagdschloss Kranichstein was a hunting lodge on the edge of forest and connected to a spacious deer park, and entertained generations of Landgraves and Grand Dukes on their court hunts.

In the 18th century it became Landgrave Ludwig VIII’s main home when it got a theatrical Baroque makeover.

Now the palace is divided between a hotel and restaurant and a museum all about the court hunts.

While it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, the museum is a snapshot of the noble lifestyle in Darmstadt and has an arsenal of rifles, shotguns and crossbows, as well as hunting daggers and sabres.

14. European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)

European Space Operations Centre

Over the last 50 years more than 70 satellites built by the European Space Agency and its partners have been controlled from this facility on the west side of Darmstadt.

This purpose of this centre is to operate spacecraft that are in orbit, design and build systems to manage space missions and also take care of the ESA’s network of global tracking stations.

At any one time over 10 spacecraft are being controlled from this one facility, and the centre is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you’re keen to know more there are regular tours of the ESOC.

15. Zoo Vivarium Darmstadt

Zoo Vivarium Darmstadt

The city’s zoo is by no means large, at two hectares, but has around 190 species in green enclosures, terrariums and aquariums.

Instead of big beasts, these are smaller primates, birds and reptiles.

The many indoor habitats here allow the zoo to stay open in winter.

These hold species as diverse as Celebes crested macaques, binturongs and dwarf crocodiles.

Outside there are plenty of opportunities for kids to interact with animals, in a walk-in enclosure that has Bennett’s tree-kangaroos, or the petting zoo hosting African dwarf goats.

15 Best Things to Do in Darmstadt (Germany):

  • Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
  • Mathildenhöhe
  • Hochzeitsturm
  • Schlossmuseum
  • Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt
  • Waldspirale
  • Herrngarten
  • Ludwigsmonument
  • Park Rosenhöhe
  • Russian Chapel
  • Großherzoglich-Hessische Porzellansammlung
  • Jagdschloss Kranichstein
  • European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)
  • Zoo Vivarium Darmstadt

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When you tell your friends that you are off to Darmstadt, it’s very likely they’ll ask, “Where on earth is that?” But they’ll soon add Darmstadt to their bucket list when they see your selfies with the absolutely stunning Mathildenhoehe in the background. And that’s just one of Darmstad’s many attractions. Let’s take a look.

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2. Hessisches Landesmuseum

Though Hessisches Landesmuseum houses an extensive collection of artwork, it is more famous for its natural history exhibits. Here, you can see fossils excavated in Messel Pit, a quarry near Frankfurt am Main , as well as the remains of a gigantic American mastodon.

3. Waldspirale

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Waldspirale is the last and among the most celebrated works of Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who designed a series of unique buildings across Germany and Austria . The building symbolizes the intricate connection between human beings and nature. To that effect, its wavy terrace is crowned by a whole forest of beech, maple and lime. The building also houses a cafe and a bar.

4. Zoo Vivarium

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Zoo Vivarium is the perfect destination for families. It is not just another zoo but has emerged as a significant institute of conservation by adopting numerous national and international breeding programs, including that of endangered European macaques. This zoo is home to over 2,000 creatures, including several rare and exotic ones. The animals can be observed going about their daily lives in their almost-natural habitat. The chance to pet little African goats is of special appeal to children.

5. Parc de Rosenhöhe

Botanical Garden

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Parc de Rosenhöhe is a gorgeous oasis right in the midst of the city. Locals come here to take a break from the bustle of city life among a sea of roses, water lilies and other beautiful flowers. Additionally, a stroll through the park will take you past several interesting landmarks, including the striking Löwentor guarding the park entrance, a picturesque teahouse with a golden roof and intricate paintings, a mausoleum and chapels, a Spanish tower, the neo-classical palace Pförtnerhäusche, a lovely herb garden and more.

6. Botanical Garden of Darmstadt University of Technology

The 4.5 hectare Botanical Gardens maintained by the Darmstadt University of Technology is any botany enthusiast’s dream come true and yet another great place to bond with nature. The garden is home to a whopping 9,000 plant species, including a range of rare examples housed in an arboretum. Don’t miss the heather, greenhouses and alpine garden when you visit.

7. Herrngarten

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For a city, Darmstadt has a really impressive green feel. Herrngarten, the largest and oldest park in Darmstadt , is another pristine oasis where you can feel one with nature. This is the locals’ favorite spot to hang out with friends, have a picnic, barbecue or simply laze and stroll around. When you are here, look for the tomb of Landgrave Caroline, the veteran monument, the Goethe monument and the memorial stone for Princess Elisabeth. In warmer months, the park hosts concerts in its music pavilions.

8. Bioversum Kranichstein

Bioversum Kranichstein, a museum housed in Schloss Kranichstein, has a wonderful program to help you understand various aspects of nature and the environment. The tours, workshops and trails, which encourage touching and experimentation, are designed to be engaging for the younger members of your family too. Schloss Kranichstein enjoys a picturesque location in the midst of thick beech forest, a perfect setting for a nature museum.

9. Luisenplatz

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Luisenplatz was once the political center of the Grand Duchy of Hesse and housed the Old Palace (the residence of the Grand Duke), the Kollegiengebäude (the seat of government) and the Ständehaus (seat of the Landtag). Today, the Luisencenter (housing the town hall) stands in place of the palace. The most important landmark here is the Ludwigsmonument, erected in 1841 in honor of Grand Duke Ludewig I. Several administration buildings are also located here and events are often hosted in this square.

10. Darmstadt-Kranichstein Railway Museum

If you happen to be one of those millions of people who love trains, you are guaranteed a great few hours at Darmstadt-Kranichstein Railway Museum. It boasts an admirable collection of locomotives, including steam locomotives, a rack railway steam engine, diesel locomotives, electric engines, Austrian locomotives, and more. Alongside, exhibits like train signals, steam engine boilers, driver’s cabs and more, deepen your technical understanding about the working of trains.

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Best Things to Do in Darmstadt (Germany)

While pet-sitting in Frankfurt, Germany, we decided to take a day trip to Darmstadt, about 24 miles south of the city. This small town is a major center of scientific institutions, universities, and high-technology companies. Darmstadt also seats the world’s oldest pharmaceutical company, Merck, and is the largest employer.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Darmstadt was the major center of the Jugendstil artistic movement, which you can see in the architecture throughout the city.

The wealthy German nobles, the Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt and the Gran Dukes of Hesse, lived in the city, leaving art, porcelain, and home furnishings found in many museums. Duke Ernst Ludwig is known for creating an Art Nouveau wonderland. The city gained international prominence and remained one of the wealthiest cities in Europe.

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SIGHTSEEING

Mathildenhöhe.

This artist colony within Darmstadt was created by Duke Ernst Ludwig in 1899 from a collection of famous designers and architects to bring new energy and life to the city.

Walking around in Mathildenhöhe neighborhood is like walking in an outdoor architecture bonanza of the fantastic building, gardens filled with unique sculptures.

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Things to see in Mathildenhöhe:

Hochzeitsturm.

  • Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt

Russian Chapel

  • Lilienbecken (Lily Pond)
  • Platanenhain (Tree Grove)
  • Bocce ball court
  • Guided Tours: Visit the website for information on scheduled Guided Tours.

Hochzeitsturm is referred to as the ‘ Wedding Tower.’ When Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig announced the engagement to Princess Eleonore zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich in 1905, he commissioned this widely visible monument to commemorate the event.

Hochzetsturm

The tower is nearly 50 meters high and was built in 1908. The façade is built with dark-red brick, stylish bands of windows curving around the corners, and a five-spired crown. The unusual crown has earned a nickname as the ‘Five-Fingered Tower.’

Near the entrance hall on the ground floor are walls of decorated mosaics. One of the images represents a young pair of lovers embracing and kissing each other against a blue-sky background.

At the time of our visit, a wedding was being held here, and we were unable to view the Wedding Room or the Prince’s Room. I encourage you to make it to the top and see the panoramic view.

  • Hours: March-September Tue. – Thur. 10:00 – 19:00, Fri. -Sun. 10:00 – 20:00, Closed Monday; October Tue-Sun 11:00 -18:00; November – February Tue. – Sun. 11:00 – 17:00
  • Admission : 3 EUR
  • Location: This can be found here.

Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt (Artists’ Colony Museum)

This museum gives you the inside story of Mathildenhöhe’s Art Nouveau exhibitions from 1899 to 1914. As you enter, a very catchy façade of a pair of sculptures representing man and woman. In addition, many decorative pieces such as furniture sets, sculptures, glassware, ceramics, textiles on display were produced in or near Darmstadt and set up by Ernst Ludwig.

  • Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 18:00
  • Admission : 5 EUR
  • Location: Can be found here.

Artists Colony museum

Architect Leon Benois built the elaborate gold onion dome Russian Orthodox Church was built between 1897-1899. It is located in the Mathildenhöhe neighborhood, near the Hochzeitsturm.

Darmstadt was the birthplace of the last Empress of Russia. Alexandra Feodorovna, the wife of Tsar Nicholas II, was born in Darmstadt. She converted to Orthodoxy before marriage, and the royal family wanted a place for the Tsarina family to have space for prayer when visiting Darmstadt.

In front of the Russian Chapel is the Lilien Becken (lily pond), a fountain. The lily pond was built in 1914. Sculptures of “Mary and Joseph” can be seen, reflecting the religious theme from the Russian Chapel looming in the background.

  • Hours: Tue. – Sat. 10:00 – 16:00 (a break between 13:00 – 14:00) and Sunday 14:00 – 16:00.

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Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt (Hessian State Museum)

Hessian State Museum is one of the largest museums in Germany, offering different collections of arts, cultural and natural history. Depending on your interest, you are sure to find an exhibit that interests you!

On display is a collection of paintings from artists such as Pieter Bruegel to Arnold Gerhard Richter, showcasing over 400 pieces. The medieval treasure art and ivory work are among the most impressive of their kind.

  • Hours: Tues., Thur., Fri. – 10:00 – 18:00; Wed. 10:00 – 20:00; Sat.-Sun 11:00 -17:00, Closed on Monday and holidays.
  • Admission: 6 EUR (Special exhibitions have an additional admission price).

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Palace-Museum Darmstadt

The museum was established by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse in 1924. The museum takes you back in time through a historical journey of numerous royal families of Darmstadt. The rooms are beautifully decorated with furniture and handcrafted art pieces. Much of the artwork is from the old Hesse family palace.

  • Hours: Fri. – Sun. 10:00 – 17:00
  • Admission: 5 EUR ( Guided Tours are available in English, French, and Russian)

Ernst-Ludwig’s-Platz

Near the Marktplatz, walking towards the Hessian State Museum, is Landgrave Ernst Ludwig statue called the Ernst-Ludwig Platz . Within this plaza, you will find the White Tower . Throughout the year, you may discover festivities and other performances held here.

Ernst Ludwig Platz

White Tower

The historic defensive tower is the last remains of the old city fortification that protected Darmstadt from 1330. When Landgrave Ernst Ludwig decided to build his new suburb neighborhood, he leveled the city walls and left the tower standing.

In 1704 the White Tower was converted to a bell tower to call the citizens to prayer. However, during WWII, the building suffered severe damage from bomb raids. The State of Hesse later had the tower restored and added a floor and clock.

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Leibgarde – Infanterie – Regiment – Denkmal (Life- Guard-Infantry-Regiment-Monument)

This monument is in honor of the more than 2,000 fallen and missing soldiers. The lion is located near Ernst-Ludwig Platz, near the northern castle wall.

It is said that the pain the lions expresses over the sacrifices is representative of the state. The two broken arrows, stuck in the lion’s chest, with its paw raised from the final blow is a symbol for “the fighting, powerful and heroic defeat.”

The inscription at the base reads: “To the Lifeguard Regiment/and its brave sons/ and its traditional regiment/ the Inf.-Rgt. 115 1936-1945.

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Marktplatz (Market Square)

In the center of Darmstadt is Marktplatz , near the Residenzschloss . It served as a place for merchants to sell their goods. Darmstadt’s weekly and annual markets have been held here since 1330. Located in the center is a lovely fountain . The pedestrian-only zone is skirted with many shops and restaurants.

Marktplatz

Stadtkirche Darmstadt (City Church of Darmstadt)

The Stadtkirche Darmstadt is the main Protestant church of Darmstadt. It is the oldest church in the city. The church was first mentioned in the 12th century; however, much of the structure dates to the 17th century. Legend has it that a tunnel ran from the palace to the crypts in the church to allow the princes to visit the graves without having to walk through the public marketplaces. Many monuments from the past ruling families within the church dating between 1576 -1972.

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Ludwig Monument

Standing in the center of Luisenplatz is Ludwig Monument , nicknamed “Langer Ludwig” (Tall Ludwig). The monument stands 40 meters tall and is named after the Grand Duchess Luise von Hessen-Darmstadt, the wife of Ludwig I.

The Neoclassical monument was built in 1841 and inaugurated in 1844. For a small fee, you can scale the 172 steps to reach a platform under the statue at the height of 30 meters.

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St. Ludwig Catholic Church

This large one-dome structure was built between 1822 – 1827, serving as the main Catholic church of Darmstadt. Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, it also has a 24 ft. opening in the roof, illuminating the interior. The blue eye symbolizes the illuminating invasion of the divine into the world.

The church continues to host services, so please be respectful.

St. Ludwig Catholic Church

Alice Memorial

The Art Nouveau monument with a granite base was built in 1904 by sculptor Ludwig Habich. It is also known as Alice Obelisk.

Alice Monument

Herrngarten

Darmstadt’s largest and oldest park dating back to the 1500s, was later redesigned in 1766 in the English style by the request of the Landgrave Caroline, and then 1811 Grand Duke Ludwig I opened the park to the public.

Noteworthy monuments at the start of the 20th century, such as the Goethedenkmal , can be admired while strolling the park . Another beautiful sculpture is of Princess Elisabeth of Hesse.

You can visit the Grand Ducal Hessian Porcelain Collection at the park’s far end. In 1908 Ernst Ludwig shared his collection of porcelain and other ceramics to the public at the Rococo Prinz-Georg-Palace, dating to 1710. The museum is open Friday – Sunday from 10:00 – 17:00.

Palace Museum Darmstadt

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

Waldspirale

This bizarre apartment building looks out of place in the historical city of Darmstadt and is something worth checking out.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser designed this apartment building in his inimitable, quirky style in 1998 and was completed in 2000. This 105-apartment complex is 12 stories high. Hundertwasser did not like straight lines and called them “the devil’s tools.”

He loved nature and atop this spiraled building is an incredible forest-beech maple and lime trees. You will find not one of the windows is shaped the same and many have tree limbs growing right through them.

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Park Rosenhöhe

The resting place of many members of the Hesse-Darmstadt family is on a beautiful hill with Park Rosenhöhe. The area was once used as a vineyard during the 1800s. In the 1820s, a Neoclassical mausoleum was built for Princess Elisabeth Grand Duke Ludwig II’s daughter, who passed away as a child.

At the highest point within the park is the Rosarium, with more than 200 rose species in bloom at different times of the year. In addition to the many beautiful roses, you will also find contemporary works of art sculptures within the landscape.

  • Park Rosenhöhe is open to the public and free to visitors.

Jagdschloss Kranichstein (Hunting Lodge)

In the countryside to the northeast of Darmstadt is a sublime Baroque palace first raised during the reign of George I, the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, in the late 16th century.

Jagdschloss Kranichstein was a hunting lodge on the edge of the forest and connected to a spacious deer park and entertained generations of Landgraves and Grand Dukes on their court hunts.

In the 18th century, it became Landgrave Ludwig VIII’s main home when it got a Baroque theatrical makeover.

The palace is divided between a hotel, restaurant, and museum, all about the court hunts.

  • If you are interested in hunting, visit the museum. The hours are Wednesday – Friday 13:00-17:00 and Sat. – Sun. 10:00-17:00. It is closed on holidays. Admission is 7 EUR per person.

European Space Operations Center (ESOC)

The European Space Operations Center is the main mission control center for the European Space Agency. The center’s purpose is to operate spacecraft in orbit, design and build space technology and manage space missions.

If you’re keen to know more, there are regular tours of the ESOC.

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Darmstadt Germany: 1-day Itinerary and Map

Darmstadt Germany

Darmstadt is a city in  Germany located in the state of Hessen 35 km from Frankfurt . It is the old capital of the Duchy of Hesse.

Georg Park Darmstadt

How to spend 1 day in Darmstadt Germany

In this 1-day itinerary in Darmstadt , discover the main attractions of the city.

Day 1 in Darmstadt

Start the day by visiting Mathildenhöhe , one of the city’s must-see attractions, where Duke Ernst Ludwig established an artists’ colony in 1899. Climb the Hochzeitsturm tower and visit the Russian Chapel located next to the tower.

Head to the Hessisches Landesmuseum , a museum that houses the art and natural history collections of the earls and grand dukes. On Marktplatz , located near the Hessisches Landesmuseum is the Schlossmuseum .

The Schlossmuseum has a collection that traces the ancient history of the Duchy of Hessen-Darmstadt .

Located near the Schlossmuseum is Luisenplatz , the city’s central square surrounded by buildings, shops, and restaurants. It houses the 33-meter commemorative column of Ludwig I , Ludwigsäule .

Things to see

Mathildenhöhe

  • Russian Chapel
  • Hochzeitsturm
  • Hessisches Landesmuseum
  • Schlossmuseum
  • Luisenplatz

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Sights in Darmstadt

1. mathildenhöhe.

Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt

The Mathildenhöhe is one of the main Darmstadt  attractions, where Duke Ernst Ludwig established an artists´ colony in 1899.

You will see many Art Noveau houses, art exhibitions.

It´s worth visiting the Hochzeitsturm ´s platform ( Wedding Tower ).

2. Russian Chapel

Russian Chapel Darmstadt

The Russian Chapel is an orthodox Russian church built between 1897 – 1899. It was used as a private chapel by the last Czar.

18, Nikolaiweg, 64287 

3. Stadtkirche

Stadtkirche Darmstadt

The Stadtkirche is a protestant church located in the pedestrian area of Darmstadt .

The church has Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements.

An der Stadtkirche, 64283

4. Waldspirale

Waldspirale Darmstadt

The Waldspirale is a residential complex in Darmstadt . The construction was finalized in 2000.

The complex has more than 105 apartments and more than 1000 unique windows.

Waldspirale, 64289

5. Orangerie

Orangerie Darmstadt

The Orangerie was established in 1716 by Duke Ernst Ludwig. Today the buildings are used as a restaurant and a place for many events.

Bessunger Str. 44, 64285

6. Schlossmuseum

Schlossmuseum Darmstadt

The Schlossmuseum  was established in 1924.

The exhibition is about the history of the Duchy of Hessen-Darmstadt and the history of the city as a royal residence through portraits, furniture.

Marktpl. 15, 64283 

7. Hessisches Landesmuseum

Landesmuseum Darmstadt

The Hessisches Landesmuseum was opened in 1906.

The museum houses collections of art and natural history of the counts and grand dukes.

Friedenspl. 1, 64283 

8. St. Ludwig

St-Ludwig Darmstadt

St. Ludwig is a church built in 1827. It was the first catholic church after the Reform.

Wilhelminenpl. 9, 64283

9. Jugendstilbad

Jugendstilbad Darmstadt

The Jugendstilbad was built between 1907 – 1909.

It is a true temple of wellness.

Merckspl. 1, 64287

10. Rosenhoehe

Rosenhoehe Darmstadt

The Rosenhoehe is a highlight of Rosenhoehe Park with a wide variety of roses.

It also serves as the cemetery for the dukes, with two impressive mausoleum buildings in its remote parts.

Rosenhoehe, 64287

11. Darmstadtium – Science and Congress Center

Kongresszentrum Darmstadt

Darmstadt’s Science and Conference Centre  was built between 2005 – 2007.

The conference complex also has a restaurant, the Calla .

Schloßgraben 1, 64283 

12. St Elisabeth Church

St-Elisabeth Darmstadt

The St Elisabeth Church is located 1 km from the Marktplatz near the Herrngarten Park and the Prinz-Georg-Garten .

Schloßgartenstraße 57, 64289 

13. Frankenstein Castle

Frankenstein Castle Germany

The Frankenstein Castle is located 17.5 km (10.8 miles) from Darmstadt city center.

It is believed that the castle served as inspiration for Mary Shelley when she wrote her Gothic novel, Frankenstein.

64367, Burg Frankenstein, 64367 Mühltal, Germany

Where to stay in Darmstadt

1. intercity hotel darmstadt.

The Intercity Hotel Darmstadt is located 1,8 km from the  Luisenplatz close to the Central Station .

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe, minibar, work desk.

Poststraße 12, 64293

2. Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt

The Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt is located 1,4 km from the  Luisenplatz .

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, safe. The hotel has a swimming pool.

Rheinstraße 105, 64295

3. Hotel Jagdschloss Kranichstein Darmstadt

The Hotel Jagdschloss Kranichstein is located in a green area 5 km from the Luisenplatz .

All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some accommodations have a sitting area.

Kranichsteiner Str. 261, 64289

Malls and Department Stores in Darmstadt

1. galeria kaufhof darmstadt.

Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany .

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

Rheinstraße 2, 64283 

2. Luisencenter Darmstadt

The Luisencenter Darmstadt is located at Luisenplatz close to the Galeria Kaufhof .

Brands: Levi´s, Bonita, Zero.

Luisenpl. 5, 64283

3. LOOP5 Darmstadt

The LOOP5 is located 4,5 km from the Luisenplatz .

Brands: Douglas, Levi´s, Mango, Marc O´Polo, Marc Shoes, Swarovski, Saturn.

Gutenbergstraße 5, 64331

Plan your Trip

Darmstadt has easy train access from various cities in Germany . Famous cities nearby: Frankfurt , Mannheim , Heidelberg , Wiesbaden , Würzburg , Nuremberg , Koblenz .

Frankfurt – 33. km (20.7 miles)

Mannheim – 57.8 km (35.9 miles)

Heidelberg – 61.6 km (38.3 miles)

Wiesbaden – 46.2 km (28.7 miles)

Würzburg – 123 km (76.3 miles)

Nuremberg – 230 km (143 miles)

Koblenz – 134 km (83.4 miles)

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Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, and cancellations. It’s a protection in case anything goes wrong. You can book your travel insurance with Travelexinsurance.com .

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Attractions and Places To See around Darmstadt - Top 20

Attractions around darmstadt.

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Ludwigshöhe

Fantastic view over Darmstadt to the bank towers to Mainhattan. Simply terrific.

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Steinbrücker Teich

The Oberwaldhaus is always worth a short visit, you can go on boats on the lake, there is a great playground for children and a mini golf course.

Grube Prinz von Hessen

The western side of the lake is the quieter.

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PLACES TO SEE

Darmstadt has a good number of museums and gardens. A few top attractions in Darmstadt that you should check out are:

  • Mathildenhoehe und Jugendstilkolonie: The museum stands over a hill in Darmstadt exhibiting magnificent views of the city. The museum is home to all the original Art Nouveaux from the 1900 world exhibition.
  • Landesmuseum: This is the reflection of a traditional natural museum in the city of Darmstadt. The glorious piece of architecture houses a wide collection of unique things from a broad sweep of European countries on display.
  • Park Rosenhoehe: A beautiful garden with pleasant walking area and blooming flowers. It is originally the burial area of the Dukes of Hessen Darmstadt.
  • Waldspirale: This is a gorgeous building with mind blowing architecture. The building has pedestrian access so you can admire its beauty from any angle.

WHERE TO BE

  • The sparkling nightlife of Darmstadt creates an enthusiastic atmosphere. If not a club, you could also enjoy your night at a bar with some freshly brewed beer and good food.
  • Talking about adventure, you could try Kletterwald, which is a forest area where you can climb, swing or jump across tress using safety measures.

Below we have a list of things to do in Darmstadt and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Darmstadt getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Darmstadt with confidence.

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Tourist Attractions in Darmstadt

Here is the list of things to do in Darmstadt and tourist attractions in city.

Park Rosenhoehe

Park Rosenhoehe

Outdoors, Garden, Park, Palace

Messel Pit Fossil Site

Messel Pit Fossil Site

Outdoors, Observatory, Educational Site, Historical Site

Landesmuseum

Landesmuseum

Art And Culture, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Architecture

Schlossmuseum Darmstadt

Schlossmuseum Darmstadt

Museum, Observatory, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Museum

Havana Bar

Bar, Food And Drinks

Darmstadter Ratskeller Hausbrauerei

Darmstadter Ratskeller Hausbrauerei

Bar, Food And Drinks, Restaurant

Porcelain Museum

Porcelain Museum

Museum, Observatory, Specialty Museum

K60 Billard Lounge

K60 Billard Lounge

Monika Herchenröder

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Pölzl Schmuckwerkstatt Und Galerie

Pölzl Schmuckwerkstatt Und Galerie Image

Kunstverein

Kunstverein Image

Museumsbahn

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Traktor-Veteranen-Club

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Dschungelhaus Terraristik

Dschungelhaus Terraristik Image

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Guided tours in Darmstadt

Discover Darmstadt!

In addition to the weekend classics - "Darmstadt at a glance" and "Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt - UNESCO World Heritage Site" - there are various highlight tours, walks with Aurora DeMeehl or tours of the Darmtadt State Theatre. Whether it's the splendour of flowers or the search for clues, out into the countryside or into the churches - the guided tours are as multifaceted as the city itself.

Book your tickets at the Darmstadt Shop or at the Infopoint Mathildenhöhe (Sat. + Sun., 10am to 5 pm) or online >> Stadtführungen (booking widgets at the moment in German only).

Darmstadt Services

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt Marketing GmbH

Elisabethenstraße 20-22, 64283 Darmstadt

Tel.: +49 (0) 6151 - 1345-11

Fax: +49 (0) 6151 - 1347-5858

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Darmstadt Card

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The Darmstadt Card is available as a one-and two-day ticket, it includes the use of all public transport in the city area (fare zone 40) and discounts to numerous cultural facilities.

Discover Darmstadt on an individual (digital) city walk.

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Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt - Zeitreise

App "Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt" - Travel back in time

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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.

With the app you can not only navigate to the individual locations but also fade your current perspective with historical images using AR (Augmented Reality).

Download the app for iOS or Android from the AppStore or Google Play unto your smartphone or use teh web-version on www.darmstadt-tourismus.de/mathildenhoehe

Hörtour in der Straßenbahn: Wissenschaftslinie 4

Science Route 4 - Audioguide for tram line 4

Onlineshop

Darmstadt is the birthplace of numerous inventions which have changed our daily life. International operating companies and research institutions

have their headquarters here. The „Science Route 4“ informs you, on its way from Kranichstein to Griesheim, about the particularities of the various institutions and companies, from the particle accelerator to multimedia developments, aviation and space travel.

How it works: Just dial 089-210 833 7131 + number of the corresponding tram stop. You will get instant information on the selected sight. During the audio tour press 4 to go the the previous section or press 6 to go to the next one.

You can also download the mp3-files on linie4.tomis.mobi/en .

01 Bahnhof Kranichstein

02 Institutszentrum/Esselbornstr.

03 Gruber-/Siemens-/Borsdorfstr.

04 Eissporthalle/Nordbad/Messplatz

05 Rhönring

06 Pallaswiesenstr./Willy-Brandt-Platz/Luisenplatz

07 Rhein-/Neckarstr./Berliner Allee

08 Mozartturm/Maria-Goeppert-Str./Waldfriedhof/Otte-Hesse-Str.

09 Flughafenstr./St.Stephan/Kantstr.

10 Wagenhalle/Hans-Karl-Platz/Am Markt/Platz Bar-le-Duc

Tip: You can also listen to the „Science Route 4“ on tram number 5 and 9. From Bahnhof Kranichstein to Berliner Allee (sections 1 to 7) with tram number 5, from Berliner Allee to Griesheim with tram number 9.

Future History Tour "Darmstädter Innenstadt"

Future History Tour "Darmstadt City"

Time travel through Darmstadt's city centre!

With "Future History" historical views of the city can be compared with today's. What has changed, what has remained the same?

Darmstadt was the capital and residence of the Hessian landgraves and grand dukes, capital of the Grand Duchy of Hesse until 1919, then capital of the People's State of Hesse until 1933 and the State of Hesse until 1945. Darmstadt lost its status to Wiesbaden, due to the severe war destruction.

In the reconstruction phase after 1945, the city concentrated on its importance as a city of science and culture. Today Darmstadt has over 160,000 inhabitants and a lively city centre with numerous sights, shopping streets, restaurants, parks and green spaces.

Via the Future History App (available in Google Play and in the AppStore) you can also be guided directly to the individual locations and fade in the historical views with AR (Augmented Reality).

Ostparkweg - Spaziergang ins Grüne

Ostparkweg - from the city centre to the Darmbach source

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 spring or via the Oberfeld to the leisure area at the Steinbrücker Teich.

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Audioguides and Apps

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With the Audioguides and Apps for your mobile phone you can get information about the most important sights or make a guides tour via tram.

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