Darmstadt is really a City Of Science, having almost everything to claim the veracity of the theory… Be it the European Space Operations Center (ESOC) or EUMETSAT, which maneuvers meteorological satellites. Or the more than 40 research institutes, including 4 Fraunhofer Institutes, universities and technical colleges, housing approx. 30,000 students altogether!
It was renowned as a significant center for the art group of Jugendstil in the very starting of the 20th Century. Consequently, it became the first city in Germany to compel Jewish shops to put up their shutters in early 1930s. Soon after this event, the Nazis seized the seat in Germany.
The city also faced the rage of World War II. The old city center was chiefly wiped out in a British bombing raid on September 11, 1944. Shortly after WWII, it recuperated and turned out to be a perfect setting to several technology companies and research institutes.
The Art Nouveau Mathildenhöhe artists’ colony is like a perfect township, set in the core of a park landscape to provide artistic delight to the artists from all over the world. It hosts an exhibition since the time of 1901, which has certainly planted this small town on the map of the world’s art and culture horizon.
The Forest Spiral (Waldspirale), a residence built by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, carries scenery and urban living jointly in perfect harmony.
The Moller Theater, home to diverse cultural activities, is also a must-see spot.
Herrngarten, which is situated in the center of the city, is the biggest and oldest park. On the other side, the Prince Georg’s Garden, is a marvelously laid out spot while Rosenhöhe Park tenders far-reaching sights from its elevated position.
Either way, take advantage of its extensive range of art and culture. The House of History is the city’s artistic treasure. The building often organizes momentary expositions along with concerts and lectures.
The Glückert’s House, part of the architecture exhibition, festooned in the midst of various paintings and ornaments, could definitely be the charming place to art lovers.
Similarly, the vicinity in the region of the city possesses plentiful nice-looking places to take a trip. The Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch and the Messel Pit Fossil Site — together nominated as world heritage sites — should be placed as a high priority to see.