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A city in the state of Hesse just south of Frankfurt, Darmstadt was once the seat of the famous Landgraves of Hessen-Dramstadt in the 1600s.

The one-time capital of the Grand Duchy of Hesse, Darmstadt was, in old times, the home of Grand Dukes who lived in what is now the Residenzschloss at the Marktplatz. Its distinctly modern status as a scientific and industrial center belies this regal heritage, as the city had to transform dramatically in the wake of the Second World War. The Allied bombing campaign destroyed much of the old town.

The city has two varied scientific claims to fame. The first is that it has an element on the Periodic Table named after it: Darmstadtium. The second is that it was Darmstadt where ecstasy was first manufactured in 1912 by chemist Anton Köllisch, while working for a local pharmaceutical company.

Despite this, today Darmstadt is most renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture, great examples of which survived the Second World War bombings. Take a trip to the Künstlerkolonie Mathildenhöhe to explore the small park and art museum, both wonderful examples of this style of architecture. You can also pay a visit to Park Rosenhöhe in the east of the city, around the corner from Ostbahnhof Station. This stunning park with a beautiful rose garden is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.

The city's centerpiece landmark is Langer Ludwig. This statue, erected atop a sandstone column in the city center, is Darmstadt's most arresting sight. The 128-foot (39-meter) attraction is open for the public to climb inside on the first Saturday of every month. So book your place on a walk up to enjoy a captivating view of Darmstadt.

The city is also surrounded by alluring sights. In particular, head for the Castle Frankenstein located just outside Darmstadt. This hilltop castle dates back over a thousand years, and is owned by the Barons von Frankenstein; it has been claimed to have been the inspiration behind Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein.” While you’re there, enjoy a ride on the Feurige Elias, the only steam-powered train on the city’s tram network, which circles Darmstadt Castle and Alsbach in spring (and goes further to Griesheim in summer). It's an ideal opportunity to explore the regal town in full.


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Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt

Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt

Rheinstrasse 105, Darmstadt
4.0
of 5, from 59 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Darmstadt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Luisenplatz Square, and Darmstadt State Theatre. Hessisches Landesmuseum and Darmstadtium are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£61
H+ Hotel Darmstadt

H+ Hotel Darmstadt

Eschollbrucker Strasse 16, Darmstadt
4.4
of 5, from 18 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Darmstadt, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kunsthalle Darmstadt and Darmstadt State Theatre. Luisenplatz Square and Darmstadt Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£57
IntercityHotel Darmstadt

IntercityHotel Darmstadt

Poststrasse 12, Darmstadt
4.0
of 5, from 89 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Darmstadt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Herrengarten, and Luisenplatz Square. Hessisches Landesmuseum and Darmstadt State Theatre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£78
Best Western Hotel Darmstadt

Best Western Hotel Darmstadt

Grafenstrasse 31, Darmstadt
4.4
of 5, from 30 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Darmstadt, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Luisenplatz Square and Darmstadt State Theatre. Hessisches Landesmuseum and Kunsthalle Darmstadt are also within 10 minutes.

£64
Commundo Tagungshotel Darmstadt

Commundo Tagungshotel Darmstadt

Hilpertstrasse 27, Darmstadt
3.3
of 5, from 42 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Darmstadt, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt State Theatre, and Luisenplatz Square. Hessisches Landesmuseum and Darmstadt Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£42
Pallas Hotel

Pallas Hotel

Pallaswiesenstrasse 72, Darmstadt
3.5
of 5, from 28 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Darmstadt, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Herrengarten and Prinz-Georg-Garten. Technical University Darmstadt and Kunsthalle Darmstadt are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£49
ibis Darmstadt City

ibis Darmstadt City

Kasinostrasse 6, Darmstadt
3.5
of 5, from 32 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Darmstadt, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Luisenplatz Square, and Hessisches Landesmuseum. Darmstadtium and Darmstadt State Theatre are also within 15 minutes.

£80
Hotel Jagdschloss Kranichstein

Hotel Jagdschloss Kranichstein

Kranichsteiner Straße 261, Darmstadt
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Darmstadt, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Neue Buehne, Darmstadt Artists Colony, and Museum Künstlerkolonie. Russian Chapel and Technical University Darmstadt are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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