Darmstadt Tourism

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.

Essential travel information and Darmstadt tips for your visit

  • Do not litter in the city. Please promote cleanliness.
  • Know the pollution level of Darmstadt before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.92 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.83 (Low)
  • How safe is Darmstadt for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Darmstadt.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.13 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.13 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.38 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.38 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.25 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Darmstadt is 201.15 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.4 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.26 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.03 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.17 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.89 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.36 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.07 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 134.88 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Darmstadt

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.73 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 111.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 99.8 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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