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Darmstadt: Mathildenhöhe UNESCO Site Guided Visit

1. Darmstadt: Mathildenhöhe UNESCO Site Guided Visit

"We must build a city, a whole city." These words by architect Joseph Maria Olbrich have gone down in history. The Darmstadt ensemble is architecturally and artistically groundbreaking and marks a turning point in architecture and art on the threshold of the 20th century. The tour of the Unesco World Heritage "Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt" tells the story of the entire ensemble with studio building, exhibition building, artists' houses and park. Use the World Heritage Shuttle Line M for your visit! Daily between 10.45 a.m. and 5.15 p.m. Departure every 30 minutes from the darmstadtium/congress center stop. On the way to Mathildenhöhe, it stops at the Pützerstrasse stop and at Ostbahnhof. It goes back every 30 minutes between 11.02 a.m. and 5.32 p.m. from the Olbrichweg stop (Museum Artists' Colony) with stops at the Ostbahnhof and at the Jugendstibad. Line M can be used with regular Rmv tickets. A single ticket costs 2.50 euros, reduced 1.55 euros. All common Rmv tickets can be bought on the buses. Our tip: The Darmstadt Card. It includes the use of all public transport in the city (tariff zone 40) and, among other things, discounts in the Artists’ Colony Museum and in the Wedding Tower.

Darmstadt: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

2. Darmstadt: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Darmstadt's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Darmstadt: City Highlights and History Guided Tour

3. Darmstadt: City Highlights and History Guided Tour

The guided tour is for everyone who would like to know more about the history and present of Darmstadt. It passes by the most important sights of the city centre - such as Luisenplatz and Residential Palace - and ends at the Artists' Colony on Mathildenhöhe, the unique ensemble from around 1900.

Darmstadt: Darmstadt Card Transit Pass and Admissions

4. Darmstadt: Darmstadt Card Transit Pass and Admissions

The Darmstadt Card includes the use of all public transport in the city (tariff zone 40) and discounts in numerous cultural and leisure facilities. Public transport: Free travel on all Rmv bus and tram lines in Darmstadt and the surrounding area (tariff zone 40, includes Erzhausen, Messel, Roßdorf, Ober-Ramstadt, Modau, Nieder-Beerbach, Pfungstadt, Griesheim, Weiterstadt) for 1 person on 1 day. Discount when participating in a public city tour of Darmstadt Marketing GmbH and the pedelec rental of Darmstadt Marketing GmbH in the Darmstadt Shop. Reduced admission to cultural and leisure facilities: Zoo Vivarium (reduced admission for adults), bioversum Kranichstein, Unesco World Heritage Grube Messel, Eisenbahnmuseum Darmstadt-Kranichstein, Großherzoglich-Hessische Porzellansammlung, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Hochzeitsturm, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Literaturhaus Darmstadt (Hauptprogramm), Museum Jagdschloss Kranichstein, Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt, Schlossmuseum Darmstadt, Staatstheater Darmstadt (Repertoirevorstellungen), Bezirksbad Bessungen, Dsw Freibad, Mühltalbad Eberstadt, Naturbad Großer Woog, Nordbad; www.darmstadt-tourismus.de/darmstadt-card

Darmstadt: Photo Walk Experience

5. Darmstadt: Photo Walk Experience

A 2 hour tour with a local guide-photographer: an original activity that combines the discovery of the city and photography tips from a professional. Discover the city through its essential and unavoidable places as well as its hidden local secrets. Photograph your city together. Explore your homeland on a foray, photographic attractions far away from tourist stress, not just discover your own city. Meet the photo trainers and other photo enthusiasts at the photo walk. The walks are limited to 8 participants (with camera), to allow you individual moments of exchange with the guide-photographer. The walks take place in the following way: - Meeting of the participants (meeting point specified) - Theoretical briefing and information on the explored area - Photo walk, alternating mini-exercises. The photographer passes from participant to participant to answer your questions and explains technical notions (aperture, depth of field, exposure, focus, composition, framing...)

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