Darmstadt - the brighter city among most other German cities is rich with space explorers, poets and thinkers. With uniqueness in its art, architecture, science and literature, the city has earned immense appreciation and applauds. This brainy city is home to the European Space Agency's satellite control centre and internationally approved institutes for art, literature and music. The city today is also rich with publishing houses and graphic designing studios. Darmstadt also features quite a few elegant museums with elaborate collections, theatres, art galleries and more. The vibrant nightlife and festival fun in the city amplifies the entertainment scene of Darmstadt.
The highlight of this German gem is the scientific element Darmstadtium with an atomic weight of 281, created on November 9th 1994 in the city. Today, the term Darmstadtium stands for the most commendable glass-and-stone conference centre in the city. Although the city may sound more ideal for a one day trip, you may be surprised with the amount of sightseeing places it possesses. The remarkable old town hall, the octagonal house and the orangery, Rosenhöhe hill and magnificent churches may just lure you into extending your stay in the city.
Locally known as Dammstad meaning ‘Embankment City’, Darmstadt was once the capital of the Grand Duchy of Hesse. Peeking into the history of the city, Darmstadt is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Messel Pit Fossil Site reflecting the interesting history of earth on the whole.
Make Darmstadt a part of your itinerary while planning your German holiday, especially if Frankfurt is part of your holiday destination.