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

Here you can find interesting sights in Darmstadt, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 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. Modell von Metop

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Modell von Metop No machine-readable author provided. Ysangkok assumed (based on copyright claims). / Public domain

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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Mozart Tower is located at 111 Rheinstrasen, Darmstadt. It was built in 1936 and is listed as a historical monument. It is an air defense and air defense bunker, and it is also used as a safe haven for civil defense. Initially, the anti-aircraft gun tower was named after German military pilot Manfred Frech von Richthofen ("Richthofen Bunker"). During World War II, it had an anti-aircraft gun on its roof, especially to defend Grand Central Station and the western entrance of the city. The tower design 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 Pagoda is the front corner tower of medieval city fortifications and a landmark of Darmstadt. It was built as a defensive tower. After the wall lost its value as a defense against the city, the tower was converted into a bell tower in 1704 and largely retained its present appearance. He was killed in an air raid on November 11, 1941. It was destroyed in September 1944 and rebuilt from the ruins in 1949. At present, he is taken care of by a circle of friends, who regularly provide tour guide services. It has also been a gallery since 1997.

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5. Alice-Obelisk

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Alice-Obelisk Franz Backofen / Public domain

Princess Alice of the United Kingdom 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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6. Modell von 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. Stadtkirche

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Stadtkirche Darmstadt 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 Darmstadt's coat of arms still refers to the church's original dedication to the Virgin Mary. In 1526, during the Reformation, the church was declared an Evangelical Lutheran Church. Its present structure is the result of reconstruction, expansion and destruction, reflecting the history of the city.

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8. Prinz-Emil-Palais

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The Prinz-Emil-Schlösschen is a small garden palace in Darmstadt-Bessungen. 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. Burned 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 as a meeting place.

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9. Denkmal für Prinzessin Elisabeth

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Denkmal für Prinzessin Elisabeth
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Princess Elisabeth 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. She was also a maternal great-aunt of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the consort of Queen Elizabeth II.

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10. Modell von Sentinel-6

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Modell von Sentinel-6 European Space Agency / CC BY-SA 3.0 igo

The Sentinel-6 mission, also called Jason-Continuity of Service Mission (Jason-CS), is one of NASA, the European Space Organization (ESA), the European Organization for the Use of Meteorological Satellites (Eumetsat) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed and operated satellite mission. Sentinel-6 consists of two identical satellites.

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11. Rosarium

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Park Rosenhöhe is a historic park on a hill in the east of Darmstadt. Its special features include a rosarium with 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 New Artists' Colony Rosenhöhe.

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12. Ludwigsmonument

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The Ludwigs Monument is a monument to Ludewig I, the first Grand Duke of Hesse and Rhine, and a landmark of the city of Darmstadt. It stands on Luisenplatz in Darmstadt, which, according to Grand Duchess Luise von Hessen-Darmstadt, who is named Ludewig I's wife.

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13. Ludwigskirche

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St. Ludwig is the main Catholic church in Darmstadt. Its unique dome stands in a conspicuous place above the city center, at the end of the boulevard-like Wilhelminenstraße. Ludwigskirche is also known as "cheese clock" or "cheese clock". "Kää sglock".

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14. Landgraf-Philipps-Anlage

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Landgraf-Philips-Anlage is a small park in Darmstadt, Germany. The 200-meter-long, 40-meter-wide complex is named after Landgraf Phillips. It is bounded by Landgraf-Philips-Anlage Street and Hindenburg Street of the same name.

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15. 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.

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16. Liebfrauenkirche

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The Liebfrauenkirche in Bessungen is a Catholic church in Darmstadt. Their striking church tower rises in an exposed point east of the orangery on Klappacher Straße. Around 4,000 Catholics belong to the parish.

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