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Culture of Darmstadt. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Darmstadt Haus der Geschichte 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 here that most of the tours begin. Around the square, you can see a lot of interesting historical sites as well as romantic couples leisurely walking here until late evening. A few steps away from the center is the Ducal Palace, the most famous architectural landmark of Darmstadt. For a long time, it had been the residence of a noble family of the counts of Hesse-Darmstadt. The building is striking with its scale and sumptuous interior decoration.
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In the vicinity of the city, one can discover an equally significant architectural monument - the Frankenstein Castle whose construction was completed in the first half of the 17th century. It is also distinguished by original architectural shapes; the castle is surrounded by a spacious park area. Among religious monuments, the most remarkable one is the Orthodox Church of St. Mary Magdalene, which was erected at the behest of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II in the late 19th century. The church contains a lot of unique relics, ancient icons, and artifacts, which were donated to the church immediately after its opening. The church has miraculously survived to this day in its original form. Today, visitors to the temple can admire skillful mosaics and wall paintings.
Any excursion program must include a visit to the Darmstadt Artists' Colony. This is an old village located on the Matilda Hill founded in the late 19th century. It was home to artists who lived and worked here, the first exhibition took place in 1901. The first buildings presented to the audience was in the Art Nouveau style. The exhibition was a great success only among experts and remained incomprehensible to the general public. Today, everyone can admire unique architectural monuments that fully describe the mood and cultural characteristics of past centuries. Copyright
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One cannot ignore the famous Rosenhöhe Park striking with an abundance of fruit groves, beautiful rose gardens, incredibly beautiful flower arrangements. A truly unique modern architecture monument is the residential complex "Forest Spiral". The multi-colored building has a very unusual shape of a spiral, there are no two identical windows on its facade. Besides, the building features a strong deviation from traditional rectangular shapes. Visitors to the city will be interested in visiting the old water tower Wasserturm, which is now converted into an art gallery. At the top of the tower is a cozy restaurant.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Darmstadt and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Darmstadt
♥   Palace 'Electoral Palace' Mainz, 31.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Biebrich Palace' Wiesbaden, 35 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ducal Palace' Wiesbaden, 37.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Mannheim Palace' , 45.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Heidelberg Castle' , 51.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Schwetzingen Castle' , 54.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Darmstadt and around
♥   Art museum 'Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt' Darmstadt, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Giersch' Frankfurt, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Liebieghaus' Frankfurt, 25.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Städel' Frankfurt, 25.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum für angewandte Kunst' Frankfurt, 26.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Darmstadt
♥   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
♥   Dom Ss. Georg und Nikolaus, Limburg an der Lahn, 71 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Darmstadt and near


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Miniatur Wunderland

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The park has been divided into several thematic zones. In addition to the unique railroad, one can see models of famous natural and historical regions of the world. Of special interest are the residential quarters of Hamburg designed in the park, which many experienced tourists come to admire with the onset of darkness. In the evening, lights are lit in tiny windows of houses, which makes the model even more realistic. Ruins of ancient castles, models of busy markets, famous religious sites and educational institutions - you can see models of objects of very different specificities in the park of Wunderland. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Darmstadt map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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