Groß Umstadt, Renaissance City Hall
Mathildenhöhe - Park
Smiling at the Olbrich House
being a University city, it has many pubs and a lot of young citizens
Small and not too many attractions. Don't think I would have travelled here if it wasn't for visiting a friend.
In a nutshell
Better than I thought after my first visit!
White Tower - guards the city
Originally, Weisser Turm (White Tower) was part of Darmstadt's city wall in 14th century, which was built by the dukes of Katzenelnbogen, the city’s founders. But it was much smaller than today, and also served as defence tower with pinnacles. Early 18th century, it was...
Hessisches Landesmuseum (museum)
Darmstadt Landesmuseum (county museum) has a nice collection of different variety in geology, palaeontology, zoology (huge amount of stuffed animals in dioramas), paintings (of such famous artists as Max Beckmann, Paul Klee, August Macke and Peter Paul Rubens), glass...
The castle in the center of Darmstadt was once the residence of the ruling Landgraves or Grand Dukes, and is now used mainly by the Technical University.In the building there is also a Castle Museum showing how the Landgraves and Grand Dukes used to live.Second and third...
The Hessen State Theater in Darmstadt
This is one of three State Theaters in Hessen, the other two being in Wiesbaden and Kassel. All three of these have their own opera ensembles and orchestras, and put on a full program of opera performances several times weekly from September to June, in addition to numerous...
Why isn't this the theater?
Well, it used to be. First from 1819, when it was built, to 1871, when it burned down; and then once again from 1879 to 1944, when it was destroyed by bombs.After the Second World War the ruins of the Old Theater remained standing for decades (like those of the Old Opera...
Inside the State Theater
In its current (remodeled) form, the State Theater in Darmstadt has a Large House (Großes Haus) with 956 seats, which is used mainly for opera performances. There is also a Small House (Kleines Haus) with 482 seats, which now (again) is used mainly for spoken theater and...
An important centre of commerce since the 14th century, Darmstadt's Market Square sits in front of the Palace in a busy spot for people and transport. Opposite the palace is the Old City Hall, which now hosts the Ratskeller brewery, a traditional place for sausage, beer and...
Darmstadt is one of the few cities in the world to have an element named after it: Darmstadtium. So this is a fitting name for it's sparkling new building of science and culture. It's a place for music, multimedia, exhibitions, and more. The building is a wonderful piece of...
The Hochzeitsturm, like the buildings in the Art Colony below, is a fine if grubby example of turn of the century archtecture. At nearly 50 meters tall, and occupying a spot on one of the city's hills, it is an easily recognisable landmark. It also offers great views over...
Directly in front of the Wedding Tower is an exquisite little garden filled with clipped Plane trees. These were laid out in their neat little rows in 1830, and all the sculptures and reliefs were all added for the Art Colony's final exhibition in 1914. The sparse and simple...
1 Review and 1 Opinions from 20 EUR on (without breakfast) Well, this was a great value - only 20 Euro a night per person in...
Bedouin: Culinary delights from Eritrea
Darmstadt’s Martinsviertel (Martin Quarter) is an area where many students and young families live. Consequently several cafes and small restaurants are located here which are lively, international and good places to meet and gather. That’s why we have decided to try out...
Grohe Tavern (Schanke): Great Beer, not so good location
The Grohe Tavern is just like the bar back in your home town that all the locals hung out in and everyone knew your name. At least that is the feeling I got when I entered the establishment. There are five large tables, a couple of small tables and some seats at the bar. The...
Darmstadter Ratskeller Hausbrauerei: Good Beer, good location
I've been to this restaurant on two occasions, one in the middle of summer eating out on the Platz and once in the winter during the Christmas Market season. Both times the food was good, the beer was tasty and the service was excellent. Their food menu is fairly short but...
Braustubl: Excellent Food, Lots of beers to choice from
This is the 3rd of the three brewery pubs I've been trying to get to. (Found out the hard way that they don't open until 4:00pm on Saturdays - but they open for lunch the rest of the week). While the outside is very plain and is easy to miss, the inside makes up for it. We...
Darmstadt Card - for a day visit
If you travel in and around Darmstadt, Darmstadt Card is what you should get to buy. From one of my "Warnings & Danger" tips, you might already have gotten the idea that the city traffic planners are not necessarily the most intelligent ones, and cause much traffic jams and...
Darmstadt is part of the RMV transport system that includes Frankfurt. The core transport hubs in the centre are fantastically well organised. The information on display in locations like Luisenplatz and the main station is all digital, thorough and constantly updated. It's...
Darmstadt had its Nine Eleven on 11 September 1944, when 234 British bombers dropped over 280,000 fire bombs in less than half an hour, killing well over ten thousand people and making seventy thousand homeless. Much of the city was completely destroyed, including the...
Adult Education Center (VHS)
The Adult Education Center in Darmstadt shares this building, the Justus-Liebig-Haus, with the city library and the city art gallery.In front of the building there are two sculptures, one of a slim naked ballerina and one of a book-seller.Second photo: The ballerina.Third...
Explore Deeper into Darmstadt
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