Living in Hundertwasser settings, experiencing nature in the Botanical Garden, marveling at the Mathildenhöhe artists' colony and fine dining in an enchanting orangery - a city full of surprises.

By train to Darmstadt: Plan arrival

What to do not knows, is sometimes astonishing: that in Darmstadt as early as 1899 a Artists' colony on the Mathildenhöhe was founded, in which the most beautiful sights were created, for example. The Wedding Tower with its distinctive arched roof is today the city's landmark and the Russian Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene a spectacular building in the style of Russian churches of the 16th century. It was commissioned by the Russian Tsar Nicholas II because he did not want to miss church services while visiting his German wife.

But traditional monuments and a multitude of museums are not all that Darmstadt stands for: The city of 150,000 inhabitants in South Hesse keeps itself young as a university city and is now also considered the region's technology center. The Hessian Ministry of the Interior officially designates Darmstadt as a City of Science. But even professors have to eat. And they can do so at the highest level in the most beautiful restaurant in the entire region: The Orangerie Darmstadt, or rather the restaurant located there, has even been given a recommendation by the strict Michelin Guide. Not least because of the fantastic surroundings amid flowers, palm trees and orange trees. 

By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.

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