Life in Darmstadt

With over 150,000 inhabitants Darmstadt offers something for everyone. For information on cultural events, nightlife, and life in Darmstadt in general, see the links on the right side. And of course, if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

First few days in Darmstadt 

The Welcome Center provides you with a welcome folder that includes useful information about Darmstadt and h_da. For new guests at the h_da, we also like to schedule an official welcome in the first few days, so you can get to know us and the university better. Throughout the rest of your stay, we are here to help with any organisational questions.

Daily life

 Daily life in Germany (emergency numbers, radio, television, etc.).

Public transportation in Darmstadt and Dieburg and transportation from the airport to us.

Renting a bike

Englisch-speaking physicians


Stays longer than 3 months

If you plan to stay in Darmstadt or Dieburg longer than three months, the following topics are important to take care of:

Additional Information


Ronja Schneider
Office: D20, room 114

How to find us

You can find directions to the International Office here.

Cultural life in Darmstadt

Foreigners' Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) Darmstadt

in the rooms of the Bürger- und Ordnungsamt:

Grafenstraße 30, 64283 Darmstadt

Consultation hours:

Mon - Fri 7:30 - 12:30 + Wed 14:00 - 18:00, (closed on Thu!)

To make an appointment (mandatory during Corona pandemic):

By Phone: 06151 – 13 1

by E-Mail:

This authority also applies to residents living in Dieburg.