H+ Hotel Darmstadt - excellent base for visiting
Darmstadt offers visitors a varied cultural life that has achieved recognition far beyond the city’s boundaries thanks to the Mathildenhöhe artists’ colony. Its proximity to the exhibition centre of Frankfurt makes Darmstadt an attractive destination for anyone who wishes to visit Frankfurt in a business or personal capacity and prefers to stay in a city without any hustle and bustle at all. The H+ Hotel Darmstadt offers rest and relaxation. Thanks to the A5 motorway, you can enjoy excellent transport connections to Frankfurt city centre, the exhibition site and the airport. From our hotel in Darmstadt, you can explore the city’s sightseeing attractions on foot and also visit a theatre performance or concert in the evening.
Situated in the heart of Darmstadt and just a few minutes’ drive from Frankfurt
When you visit our hotel in Darmstadt, take a little time to discover the city’s attractions. An especially beautiful visitor attraction in the city is Mathildenhöhe with its art nouveau ensemble, which is also often referred to as the “Stadtkrone” (“City Crown”). This complex includes the Hochzeitsturm (Wedding Tower), the exhibition building, the artists’ colony museum, the artists’ houses, a plane tree grove and an open-air ground. The Luisenplatz square is the city’s central point. In the middle of it, you will find the 39-metre-tall Ludwig Monument. In the city centre, you can also visit Darmstadt’s Residential Palace, which dates back to the 13th century. In the Ratskeller, the town hall cellar restaurant, you can enjoy locally produced beer, which is also served in the beer garden in front of the Old Town Hall in summer.
Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt is a park in the style of an English landscape garden. The garden is shaped by a large reservoir, a Russian church and the nearby artists’ colony, which also goes by the name of Mathildenhöhe.
Located on the Luisenplatz square, the Ludwig Monument, which is also known as “Langer Ludwig” (“Long Ludwig”), is the main landmark of the former residence city. The 39-metre-tall column with its bronze statue on top forms the focal point of Darmstadt.
Excursions in the area surrounding the H+ Hotel Darmstadt
Our staff at the reception of your hotel in Darmstadt will be glad to help you plan excursions to the surrounding area and, if necessary, acquire tickets. Of course, the Hessian metropolis of Frankfurt is a popular excursion destination, which is equally frequented by business travellers and holidaymakers thanks to its exhibition site, historic city centre and outstanding shopping facilities. Another interesting excursion destination is the Messel pit, where you can see a unique variety of extraordinarily preserved fossils. Just beyond the city gates, you can spend a relaxing day in the amusement park at the Steinbrücker Teich recreation area. Why not row across the lake, play mini golf or enjoy the numerous hiking trails and cycle paths?
Places of interest near the H+ Hotel Darmstadt
Hessisches Landesmuseum with extensive collections
The Hessian State Museum in Darmstadt is a general-purpose museum with a diverse range of collections, covering everything from art to culture and natural history. Exhibits include works by Joseph Beuys and Arnold Böcklin, paleontological finds from the Messel Pit, and historical dioramas on the continent’s fauna. It’s just a five-minute drive from the H+ Hotel Darmstadt.» Continue to attractions
Ludwigsmonument - landmark of the city
Reaching a height of almost 40 metres, the Ludwigsmonument on Luisenplatz is also known affectionately by locals as “Lange Ludwig”, or “Lanky Ludwig”. This memorial to Ludwig I, the first Grand Duke of Hesse, was inaugurated in 1844, and towers over the cruciform square. It is just two stops on the S-Bahn from the H+ Hotel Darmstadt to Luisenplatz.
Darmstadt Künstlerkolonie – Art Nouveau at its finest
This artists’ colony in Mathildenhöhe was founded in 1899, and is considered an important centre for the Art Nouveau movement, or “Jugendstil”, as it is known in Germany. The area is characterised by magnificent residential, exhibition and studio buildings. Of particular interest are the Wedding Tower, the Russian Chapel, and the Rosenhöhe park. It is just a ten-minute drive from the H+ Hotel Darmstadt.
The “Weiße Turm” – a special type of gallery
The “White Tower”, measuring almost 40 metres, was built as a defensive tower and formed part of the city’s fortifications. In 1709 it was converted into a bell tower, and was given the appearance it has today. Exhibitions are shown here, and regular guided tours are available. It is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the H+ Hotel Darmstadt.
Darmstadt Residenzschloss – a worthwhile museum visit
The Darmstadt Residential Palace is a complex of buildings constructed over a total period of six hundred years. Today, part of the palace is used by the Technical University of Darmstadt, while the palace museum holds an interesting collection of porcelain. It is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the H+ Hotel Darmstadt.» Continue to location & surroundings