Discover Darmstadt

Darmstadt is located between Heidelberg and Frankfurt and is famous for its 'Jugendstil' (art nouveau) buildings. The establishment of the Mathildenhöhe artists colony more than 100 years ago played its part in raising Darmstadt to prominence. Magnificent architecture give this hill an unmistakable character. Today, Darmstadt boasts a great diversity of science and art, many publishing houses and graphic design studios, as well as the European Space Agency's satellite control center. You can enjoy an interesting cultural program without even leaving Darmstadt.

Mathildenhöhe

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One  most prominent features of Darmstadt and the center of Jugendstil. Created as as an artists' colony, with its buildings, gardens and works of art spanning the years 1901-1914, the Mathildenhöhe constitutes not only a unique ensemble testifying experimental creativity, but also an incomparable document of the architectural and artistic renewal at the dawn of Modernism, inspired by the international reform movement of the early 20th century. Take a stroll through the beautiful park inlcuding the Russian Chapel, the Wedding Tower, the striking architecture of the Ernst-Ludiwg-Building, many other eye-catching aspects and the museum.

The Mathildenhöhe hill is located close to the city center and can easily be discovered by foot. It's also easy to reach via public tranportation: Bus F in direction Fasanerie (stops at the main station, Luisenplatz and Schloss) until the stop Mathildenhöhe.

More Information about the Mathildenhöhe and current exhibitions: http://www.mathildenhoehe.eu/

Rosenhöhe Park

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Located in the neighborhood of the Mathildenhöhe, the Rosenhöhe is a beautiful park created at the beginning of the 19th century. The former stately vineyard was turned into an English landscaped garden. Enjoy a walk through circular flower beds and picturesque tree groupings, planted and designed by court architect Georg Moller, who also beautified the complex with teahouses and gazebos.

Orangerie Building & Park

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The Orangerie building in Darmstadt is a designed by architect Louis Remy de la Fosse, built from 1719 to 1721. It served as a winter shelter for orange trees of the surrounding park. Shortly after World War 2 it was used temporary for the quarters of the State Theatre in Darmstadt. Later the Orangerie park was designed by the Palatine court gardener JK Ehret. The symmetrical baroque complex consists of a garden, fountains and wide tree-lined avenues. The northern end is the sandstone gate of the former Palais market. The orangery building is now used for concerts and meetings and also includes a restaurant.

The Orangerie building & park is located in the Bessungen district of the city can be easily reached with public transportation. Tram 3 (stops at main station, Luisenplatz & Schloss) in direction Lichtenbergschule until the stop "Orangerie".

Museum Hessisches Landesmuseum

After 7 years of renovating, the museum finally opened its doors for the public again. Famous for its extensive natural history collection. Alo includes a wide art collection that spans over the past centuries.

Centrally located in the neighborhood of the darmstadtium conference venue, right in front of the city's Herrngarten Park: http://www.hlmd.de/

Jugendstilbad Pool & Spa

Swim and relax in in Darmstadt's Jugendstilbad swimming pool  & spa in a beautiful historical setting. Located in the neighborhood of the city center http://www.jugendstilbad.de/

Darmstadt at Night

Darmstadt offers a variety of bars, pubs, restaurants, concert venues and clubs for all tastes. All listed spots are centrally located and easy to reach.

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