Darmstadt Tourism

Visit Darmstadt - Best of Darmstadt

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.

Darmstadt Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Darmstadt tips for your visit

  • Do not litter in the city. Please promote cleanliness.

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Facts and Stats for Darmstadt*

  • Pollution Statistics in Darmstadt

    Know the pollution level of Darmstadt before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.57 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Darmstadt: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Darmstadt for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Darmstadt.

    • Burglary and Theft 40 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 30 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 40 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Darmstadt - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Darmstadt is 197.66 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.25 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.26 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 35.84 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.2 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.79 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 150.12 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Darmstadt

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.72 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 102.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 101.75 USD

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

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