17 Sights in Darmstadt, Germany (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Darmstadt, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in Darmstadt, Germany.

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1. Orangerie

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The Orangerie in Darmstadt, built around 1720, is a baroque palace building designed by the architect Louis Remy de la Fosse. Originally, it served as a winter shelter for citrus plants sensitive to the cold, which adorned the surrounding parkland in the summer months. The building was constructed with a one-storey hall open to the south, surrounded by single-storey rooms. The adjoining orangery park was designed under Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt by the Electoral Palatine court gardener Johann Kaspar Ehret from Heidelberg. The symmetrical Baroque grounds consist of three tiered garden parterres, wide axes with fountains and surrounding avenues. The sandstone gate of the former market palace forms the northern end.

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2. Model of Metop

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Metop is a series of three polar-orbiting meteorological satellites developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and operated by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The satellites form the space segment component of the overall EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS), which in turn is the European half of the EUMETSAT / NOAA Initial Joint Polar System (IJPS). The satellites carry a payload comprising 11 scientific instruments and two which support Cospas-Sarsat Search and Rescue services. In order to provide data continuity between Metop and NOAA Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES), several instruments are carried on both fleets of satellites.

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3. Mozartturm

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The Mozartturm is located at Rheinstraße 111 in Darmstadt. It was built in 1936 and is a listed building. It is an air raid and anti-aircraft bunker, which was also used as an alternative control center for civil defense. Originally, the flak tower was named after the German military aviator Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen ("Richthofenbunker"). During the Second World War, there was an anti-aircraft gun on its roof, which served in particular to defend the main station and the western entrance to the city. The design of the tower corresponds to the Dietel design, a further development of the Zombeck design patented in 1937.

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4. Weißer Turm

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The White Tower is a former corner tower of the medieval city fortifications and a landmark of the city of Darmstadt. It was built as a defensive tower. After the city wall lost its value for the defense of the city, the tower was redesigned as a bell tower in 1704 and largely received its present appearance. It was largely destroyed in an air raid on 11 September 1944 and rebuilt from the ruins since 1949. Currently, he is supervised by a circle of friends who offer regular guided tours. Since 1997 it has also served as a gallery.

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5. Stadtkirche

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Darmstadt Church is the main Protestant church in Darmstadt and one of the city's parish churches. It is also the oldest church building in the city center. The lily on the coat of arms of the city of Darmstadt still refers to the church's original dedication to the Virgin Mary. In 1526, during the Reformation, the church was converted to Evangelical Lutheranism. Its present structure is the result of reconstruction, expansion and destruction, reflecting the history of the city.

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6. Model of Sentinel-3

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Sentinel-3 is an Earth observation satellite series developed by the European Space Agency as part of the Copernicus Programme. It currently consists of 2 satellites: Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B. After initial commissioning, each satellite was handed over to EUMETSAT for the routine operations phase of the mission. Two recurrent satellites— Sentinel-3C and Sentinel-3D— will follow in approximately 2024 and 2028 respectively to ensure continuity of the Sentinel-3 mission.

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7. Alice-Obelisk

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Princess Alice was Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine from 13 June 1877 until her death in 1878 as the wife of Grand Duke Louis IV. She was the third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Alice was the first of Queen Victoria's nine children to die, and one of three to predecease their mother, who died in 1901. Her life had been enwrapped in tragedy since her father's death in 1861.

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8. Prinz-Emil-Palais

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The Prinz-Emil-Schlösschen is a small garden palace in Darmstadt-Bessungen, Germany. It was built from 1775 to 1778 on behalf of its first owner Friedrich Karl von Moser in a central location in a garden landscape built in 1772 according to the English model, today's Prinz-Emil-Garten. Burnt out after the Second World War and the bombing of Darmstadt, it was renovated until 1950 and today serves as a neighborhood house for the inhabitants of Bessung.

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9. Model of Sentinel-6

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Model of Sentinel-6 European Space Agency / CC BY-SA 3.0 igo

The Sentinel-6 mission, also known as the Jason Continuity of Service Mission (Jason-CS), is a satellite mission jointly developed and operated by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Sentinel-6 consists of two identical satellites.

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10. Denkmal für Prinzessin Elisabeth

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Princess Elisabeth Alexandra Louise Alice of Hesse and by Rhine, later Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia, was a German Hessian and Rhenish princess of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt, and the wife of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, the fifth son of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine.

Wikipedia: Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1864–1918) (EN)

11. Platanenhain

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Platanenhain Sven Walter from Darmstadt, Deutschland / CC BY-SA 2.0

The plane tree grove in Darmstadt belongs to the ensemble of the Darmstadt artists' colony on the Mathildenhöhe. It is a rectangular area about 125 m long and 40 m wide. At regular intervals, half-height plane trees are planted, which are regularly pruned. The complex is decorated with over 40 sculptures and reliefs by Bernhard Hoetger.

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12. Park Rosenhöhe

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Rosenhöhe Park is a historic park on a hill in the east of Darmstadt. Its special features include a rosarium with a rose dome on the top of the hill as well as the mausoleums and tombs of the Hessian princely house. On the edge of the park are also the buildings of the Neue Künstlerkolonie Rosenhöhe.

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13. Ludwigskirche

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St. Ludwig is the main Catholic church of Darmstadt. Its striking dome rises in an exposed position above the city centre at the end of the boulevard-like Wilhelminenstraße. In the vernacular, the Ludwigskirche is also referred to as Käseglocke or "Kääsglock".

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14. Ludwigsmonument

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The Ludwig Monument is a monument to Ludewig I, the first Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine, and a landmark of the city of Darmstadt. It stands on Luisenplatz in Darmstadt, which is named after Grand Duchess Luise of Hesse-Darmstadt, the wife of Ludewig I.

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15. Landgraf-Philipps-Anlage

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The Landgraf-Philipps-Anlage is a small park in Darmstadt, Germany. The 200 meter long and 40 meter wide complex was named after Landgrave Philipp. It is bordered by the street of the same name Landgraf-Philipps-Anlage and the Hindenburgstraße.

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16. Darmstädter Residenzschloss

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Darmstädter Residenzschloss Rudolf Stricker / Attribution

The Residential Palace Darmstadt is the former residence and administrative seat of the landgraves and from 1806 to 1919 of the Grand Dukes of Hesse-Darmstadt. It is located in the centre of the Hessian city of Darmstadt.

Wikipedia: Residential Palace Darmstadt (EN)

17. Liebfrauenkirche

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The Liebfrauenkirche in Bessungen is a Catholic church in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany. Its striking church tower rises in an exposed position east of the orangery on Klappacher Straße. The parish has about 4000 Catholics.

Wikipedia: Liebfrauenkirche (Darmstadt) (DE)

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