Darmstadt, City of Science

With a population of approximately 160,000, Darmstadt is a medium-sized city centrally located in Germany. Since 1997, Darmstadt proudly holds the title “City of Science.”

Darmstadt is home to three universities, three Fraunhofer Institutes, as well as the Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung (center for heavy ion research (GSI)), the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP/ATHENE) and two important european space agencies: EUMETSAT and ESA. Several global companies also have their headquarters here, such as Merck, Evonik Röhm GmbH, Schenck, and Software AG.

Darmstadt is a very lively and loveable city. It is not only famous as a city of science but also for its many restaurants and sights as well as cultural and social events. The city is home to parks and offers an array of recreational activities for young and old.

See the links on the right to find the must-see's of Darmstadt.


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Office: C23, 02.10


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Places of Interest

Mathildenhöhe - One of Darmstadt’s most famous tourist attractions, it includes: a park, artists’ colony, wedding tower, Russian chapel and museum. Was once the centre of “Jugendstil” (Art Nouveau)

Orangerie – baroque park near our guesthouse in the district of Bessungen

Herrngarten - Darmstadt’s oldest park, right in the city center

Hundertwasserhaus - The “Waldspirale” apartment house designed by the famous architect Hundertwasser

Darmstadt State Theatre – Theatre presenting plays, concerts, operas, and dance