An important city in Hesse, Darmstadt is located just 25 km south of Frankfurt am Main, the city was the seat of the Principality and then the Grand Duchy of Hessen-Darmstadt from the 16th century until the end of the First World War.
Today an important scientific center of the country, Darmstadt was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries an important center of the German art movement Jugendstil, the German version of Art Nouveau or Liberty, to visit the most interesting buildings in this eccentric style artistic you have to go to the Mathildenhöhe district, where the artists had gathered, lived and worked.
DARMSTADT CHRISTMAS MARKET
1) Darmstadt Christmas Market (Darmstädter Weihnachtsmarkt). Nice market that is usually held in numerous squares of the city, mainly centered on the Friedesnplatz (Kunsthandwerkermarkt auf dem Friedensplatz) and the Marktplatz located around the palace of the Grand Dukes (Schloss). The Darmstadt Christmas Market is made up of many stalls that present both local handicrafts and products from Darmstadt’s sister cities. There are many attractions specially created for children with shows, music, games, rides, inflatables and Santa Claus on his sleigh.