Those interested in important buildings of the present and the past as well as art nouveau will find a lot of great monuments and structures in Darmstadt.
- the old city hall in downtown of Darmstadt
- the Luisenplatz (city square) with the „Langen Ludwig“,
- the castle at the market,
- the Karolinenplatz and Friedensplatz (city squares),
- the Mollerbau (old theatre building),
- the Ludwigskirche (the catholic main church of the city),
- the Pauluskirche (church),
- the Stadtkirche (evangelistic main church of the city),
- the White Tower,
- the congress centre „darmstadtium“,
- the old cemetery and
- the former grand ducal chamber of agriculture
- the orangery
- the Prinz-Emil-Schlösschen (castle) and the Prinz-Emil-Garten (garden) im westlichen Stadtteil Bessungen.
Great trip destinations:
Even though the castle is technically not exactly in Darmstadt, it still is seen as its landmark. It is only 6 km away from Hotel Stadt Heidelberg in Darmstadt-Eberstadt. The castle was built in the 13th century and belonged to the noble family of Frankenstein. The yearly Halloween festival, which takes place on three weekends at the end of October, is worth a visit.
Mills in Modautal
Eberstadt is also the gate to Odenwald. In the east of Eberstadt is a romantic hiking and biking place. The Modau is a tributary of the Rhein and was an important place for the flour-milling industry during the middle ages. There are 9 mills out of originally 11 mills left.
The Hessische Bergstraße
Between Darmstadt in the north and the romantic university city Heidelberg in the south is the Hessische Bergstraße. It is a great place to see beautiful old forts and castles, nobility courts and little towns with historic half-timber houses. You should definitely visit the medieval town Heppenheim with its beautiful market square. We also recommend to visit Ladenburg, the old Roman fort and the World Heritage Site Königshalle in Lorsch.