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Colors of Darmstadt - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The first thing that comes to mind at the mention of Darmstadt is its universities, research centers and institutes, due to which the city is often called "The City of Science". Looking at the architecture of Darmstadt, one can wonder that such cities can exist at all. It seems to be all built in the Art Nouveau style, thanks to which it was nicknamed “Art Nouveau City”. This city is truly amazing - just like its inhabitants. They are restrained but good-humored at the same time, which helps them to cope with many difficult situations in life. Polite and tactful, they are not averse to laughing in a circle of loved ones.
Darmstadt is rich in historical, architectural and natural attractions, offering its guests an excellent excursion program. Luisenplatz is considered the center of the city, and it is from … Open
They are quite carefree about life - just take the fact that at 70 years and older they do not feel old. In general, this is the right attitude, life is just beginning. By the way, their new career can begin even at this age, they can begin exploring new facets in what they have long dreamed of. Despite their great sense of humor, sometimes they like to grumble. But only people of Darmstadt can do that so straightforwardly. It is also worth noting that many nationalities are gathered in the city, due to which natives are accustomed to helping tourists in different situations. Asking for help, you can always count on them.
Despite the fact that locals speak a special dialect, It's quite easy to understand them. As for local cuisine, onion pie and potato salad must be tried. Apple wine is very popular here, and if you taste its local varieties, you'll understand why. It also should be noted that wine is the most popular drink, unlike in other regions of Germany traditionally dominated by beer. However, both beer and local wine should be tasted first. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In addition to an interesting cultural program, Darmstadt can offer its guests equally diverse entertainment program. Dancing lovers, gourmets, and those who dream of strolling through … Open
Festivals held in Darmstadt can hardly be called boring. Locals know how to have fun like nobody else. One of the most colorful events in the city is Schlossgrabenfest taking place in late May. This is a music festival, one of the largest in the region, where everyone can find music to their liking since the festival is multi-genre. It is held in Innenstadt, and there are four scenes so that you can have plenty of fun. The festival regularly gathers a lot of visitors from all over Germany and neighboring countries who want to listen to high-quality music.
At the beginning of July, together with seven hundred thousand other visitors, you can witness another significant event - namely, Heinerfest. The program is quite rich - music, theater, performances, sports, and tours, and some events can be visited for free (for example, near Darmstädter Schloss and Riesenrad on Marktplatz). There are a lot of other stages - if you follow the billboards, the program will not seem boring even to the most avid skeptic.
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In early June, gamers go to FG Multimedia Communication organizing competitions and just games where all visitors can improve their skills. But these are not just games but the so-called "serious Games" - those that are primarily aimed at learning and improving skills through the game. With these games, even boring issues become interesting. Those arriving in Darmstadt at the end of July are lucky because at this time it hosts A Courtly Garden Festival, which is nothing but a journey into the Rococo era. At this time, the city is transformed, being decorated in an unimaginably beautiful way. Everything is accompanied by a music and dance program bringing joy and fun. Of course, all this is in the style of the 18th century, including costumes of actors.
Those who love street theaters should come to Darmstadt in early August when Just for Fun starts. The Art Nouveau central streets of the city become the stage. Here you can see a variety of theater genres - performances, drama, pantomime. Its participants are actors arriving from absolutely different parts of the world - Europe, Asia, South and North Americas. This is one of the biggest events in the life of Darmstadt, which is never missed by holidaymakers. And if you visit Darmstadt a bit earlier, you can witness the Merck-Sommerperlen open-air festival where you can listen to country music, alternative metal, indie, jazz, pop. The venue is Centralstation.
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The Art Nouveau city hosts two interesting fairs apart from the Christmas one. These are the Arts and Crafts Market taking place in mid-August where, as the name suggests, you can buy all kinds of hand-made products, and the Darmstadt Autumn Fair starting in mid-September and lasting until the beginning of October. Here you can buy products of the autumn season, and for locals, this is another reason to meet friends and acquaintances and, of course, have a good time.
Darmstadt Haus der Geschichte In late August, gourmets gather at the Wine Festival Darmstadt where, as you might guess, visitors have a chance to taste the best wines from local producers. In addition, you can try all sorts of beer snacks. Centralstation serves as the venue. We can't fail to mention Weihnachtsmarkt that opens in Darmstadt in late November and lasts until Christmas on Ernst-Ludwig-Platz, Friedensplatz, Luisenplatz and, of course, Marketplatz. The atmosphere inherent in the pre-holiday mood cannot be confused with anything else - at this time all passers-by look like fantastic characters from a Christmas fairy tale. What if they really are?
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Halloween is a holiday celebrated in almost every corner of the world - in Darmstadt, it has its own traditions and acquires a new color. It is held in a famous castle, which served as the inspiration for the first fantasy novel in history. We are talking about Burg Frankenstein located not far from the city. It must be said that a dark forest surrounding the castle and secret Odenwald valleys bring a lot of fun and a special Halloween romance to this mysterious place.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Darmstadt and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Darmstadt
♥   Reichsabtei Lorsch, Lorsch, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika SS. Marcellinus und Petrus, Seligenstadt, 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kaiserdom St. Martin von Tours und St. Stephan, Mainz, 30.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kaiserdom-Basilika SS. Peter und Paul, Worms, 33.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika SS. Peter und Alexander, Aschaffenburg, 37.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika SS. Dionysius und Valentinus, Kiedrich im Rheingau, 44.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kaiserdom-Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt und St. Stephan, Speyer, 63.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Darmstadt
♥   Castle 'Burg Frankenstein' , 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Auerbach' , 18 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gustavsburg' , 27.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Festung Mainz' , 28.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kurfürstliches Schloss Mainz' , 31.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Biebrich' , 35 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Frauenstein' , 41.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Darmstadt

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Darmstadt. Learn the best periods to visit Darmstadt to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Darmstadt.
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