Darmstadt in Germany is famous for its Jugendstil (art nouveau) buildings. This is the most beautiful attraction of Darmstadt. There is also a small park and an art museum there.Darmstadt's landmark is the Langer Ludwig, a statue on a huge sandstone column located right in the city centre. Take a ride on the Elias, a steam-powered train on Darmstadts tram network. The train operates twice a year for several consecutive weekends. The other attractions of Darmstadt are Prinz - Emil – Garten, Kletterwald Darmstadt, Waldspirale, Mathildenhoehe Und Jugendstil Kolonie, Zoo Vivarium Darmstadt, Park Rosenhoehe, Messel Pit Fossil Site, Landesmuseum, and Darmstadter Ratskeller Hausbrauerei. Cultural highlights include the Hessian State Museum, home to the world's largest Joseph Beuys collection, the Kunsthalle art museum, the State Theatre, a vibrant music and entertainment scene and lots of art galleries. Then there is a UNESCO World Heritage Messel Pit Fossil Site, which introduces you to the past, and to our planet's early history.
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Mathildenhoehe und Jugendstilkolonie stands over a hill in Darmstadt exhibiting magnificent views of the city. The museum is home to all the original Art Nouveaux from the 1900 world exhibition. The tower and the Russian church highlight to hill making for beautiful landmarks. The entire area has very well decorated building and is hence perfect for even just a stroll. The architecture and design of both the museum and tower is a real treat to the eye which makes Mathildenhoehe a much recommended visit when in Darmstadt.
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Schnampelweg 5, 64287 Darmstadt
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Zoo Vivarium Darmstadt is very well maintained and quite an entertaining place at least for kids and animal lovers. The zoo is pretty petite with an interesting layout a variety of animals and a cafeteria. If you're looking for some fun with family, this zoo is much recommended.
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64287 Darmstadt, Germany
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Park Rosenhoehe is an enchanted garden with a pleasant walking area and pretty blooming flowers. It is originally the burial area of the Dukes of Hessen Darmstadt. The highlights of the park include; the Canopy, the Herb Garden, the clapboard house, the studio houses, the gate house, the princely tombs, the Spanish tower, the ancient and new mausoleum, the former palace, the Lion’s gate, the rosarium and the beautiful landscaped garden. The mesmerizing beauty of nature here will sure leave you in a state of dilemma while leaving.
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Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
If fossils and history interest you, the Messel Pit Fossil Site is a recommended visit for you. The site is less of an attraction and more of and educative spot. But of course you get to unleash a lot of biological stuff while learning about evolution of mammals and taking a look at their preserved fossils. Messel Pit is the world's richest and most productive fossil site when it comes to understanding the living environment of the Eocene Age. This site is Germany's first UNESCO World Natural Heritage.
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Friedenspl. 1, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Landesmuseum is the reflection of a traditional natural museum in the city of Darmstadt. The glorious piece of architecture houses a wide collection of unique things from a broad sweep of European countries on display. In the museum you can glance at Dutch paintings of the 17th century, stained glass, engravings of natural history, German altars, mammal fossils, significant art and more.
The museum is also home to a pleasant cafe in its basement that serves lovely drinks and snacks. The 17th to 20th century galleries are a major highlight in the museum and should not be missed.
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Heidelberger Straße, 64283 Darmstadt, Centre and North West, Germany
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
Darmstadt is the city of poets and what better than a beautiful garden with the kiss of Mother Nature inspire that! Prinz-Emil-Garten is one of those inspirations. The scenic beauty of this landscape is indeed marvelous. The blooming flowers full of life, the chirpy birds as if they're signing to you, the lovely lake, ducks and moorhens and the magnificent castle, simply contribute in making this little area a piece of heaven on earth. If you are lucky, you will spot the Grey heron that visit the garden frequently. Kids can toboggan down the slope in the garden when it's snowy.
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Atzwinkelweg, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
If you love adventure, here is where you should be. Kletterwald is a forest area where you can climb, swing or jump across tress using safety measures. After a brief 10 minute training, you are provided with safety equipments to take on your challenging task. Whether you're looking for a three hour workout through some crazy adventure or a medium to overcome your fear of heights, the Kletterwald at Darmstadt is apt for you.
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64289 Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
12:01 am - 12:00 am
If your style matches with Hundertwasser- the Austrian artist and architect, you are bound to love Waldspirale. Waldspirale is a gorgeous building with mind blowing architecture. The building has pedestrian access so you can admire its beauty from any angle. This delight would not eat up much of your time; however it will sure acquire some space in your heart. When in Darmstadt, do visit this area to witness this elegant structure.
Schlossmuseum Darmstadt is a beautiful castle museum that was established at the initiative of the Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse. The palace is home to a unique collection of art work, furniture, clocks, tableware and ceramics and jewelery. A guided tour is mandatory.
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Lauteschlaeger Str. 42, 64289 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Havana is a lively bar that serves delicious food and well brewed beer and lovely cocktails. The bar’s ambience is simply catchy and delightful and the atmosphere in there is great. If you’re looking for fun time to enhance your evening, do pay visit to Havana bar.
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Marktpl. 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
If you're in Darmstadt, you're obviously in Germany and you cannot leave without sipping on the most popular German beverage, beer! Darmstadter Ratskeller Hausbrauerei is a restaurant and bar that servers mouthwatering delicacies and heavenly good freshly brewed beer. After a lot sightseeing and entertainment in Darmstadt, give your day the perfect end by dining at this fun and lively bar.
Porcelain Museum is more of a princess home located in the historic city center, right behind the Hessen Landesmuseum, past the Rose Garden. The museum houses a vast collection of sundials antique porcelain belonging to different eras and other ancient interesting things. The museum stands beautifully with high ceilings, the sophisticated wooden floor and the well maintained princess home. Kids are bound to love this place.
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Kasinostraße 60, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany
05:00 pm - 11:59 pm
K60 Billard Lounge is a spacious bar located on the 5th floor in a building in Darmstadt. The bar is well lit with a comfortable atmosphere and a charming ambience. The bar features pool tables, air hockey table, dartboards and more. You can leisurely sip on your drink while enjoying a game or two through the evening.