Skip to content

Darmstadt

Expatrio 2024-02-15
Burgruine in Darmstadt

Contents

A global scientific powerhouse and historical capital

For centuries, Darmstadt was the capital of independent Hesse, one of the many Grand Duchies that made up Germany before unification. This brought wealth, power, and some superb architecture. However, the city's past is being rapidly eclipsed by its modern-day research expertise. Officially designated a "City of Science", Darmstadt's academics have launched spacecraft, discovered elements, and developed world-changing drugs.

More about Darmstadt

Population

Foreign-Born Population

Universities

Students

Museums

Theaters

 

Famous for its palaces, parks, the Staatstheater, it's world-leading jazz archive, and a cluster of exceptional science institutes, Darmstadt is a city of 157,000 people in the state of Hesse. 38,000 students call the city home, adding to a cultural buzz that draws visitors from across Europe.

Studying and Working in Darmstadt

Above all else, Darmstadt is a city of science. There are two major universities: the University of Applied Sciences, and the larger Technical University of Darmstadt (TU). TU is the most prestigious, having pioneered electrical engineering, and constantly making an impact in chemistry, cryptography, IT, and robotics.

TU has a larger than average community of international students (18%) and attracts students from across the world. English language Master's are commonly taught, and exchanges with other European institutions are routine. Career opportunities range from positions at the Fraunhofer Society (a major particle research lab), to working with pharma giant Merck, and the region's thriving high-tech finance, engineering, and IT sectors.

Darmstadt2

Expatrio Value Package

Simplify your move to Germany with Expatrio's Value Package! Get your mandatory health insurance and Blocked Account, plus other perks! 

Get Value Package

This might also be of interest to you

Wuppertal

Wuppertal

A charming industrial town with a famous overhead railway Located in North-Rhine Westphalia, Wuppertal is most famous for the Schwebebahn - a...

Dortmund

Dortmund

An industrial hub that's home to a legendary soccer team

Haus am Bodensee

Constance

Historic city blends student vibrancy with a tranquil lake setting As Germany’s most southerly city, Constance (Konstanz) sits close to Switzerland's...

Uhrenturm in Pforzheim

Pforzheim

A Black Forest city with a golden touch Famous for its jewelry-making traditions, Pforzheim deserves its nickname as Baden-Württemberg's "Golden...

Steinerne Brücke in Regensburg

Regensburg

Regensburg is both old and new The motto credited to monk Otloh, who lived in Regensburg in the 11th century, is still very much truth to the city....

Blick auf die Stadt Oestrich-Winkel

Oestrich-Winkel

Rhine valley town famous for wine production The town of Oestrich-Winkel is built on the banks of the Rhine River in Hesse, Central Germany. It is...

Cottbus Park

Cottbus

The center of Germany's Sorbian cultural group Located in the state of Brandenburg, Cottbus is a university city, with a mixture of striking modern...

Der Fluss Saar in Saarbrücken

Saarbrücken

The home of Saarland University and the capital of the state The capital of the state of Saarland, Saarbrücken is situated in the southwest of...

Blumenkästen an einem Fachwerkhaus in Biberach

Biberach an der Riß

A quaint historic town and busy industrial center Biberach an der Riß is located in the Baden-Württemberg state in the south of Germany. The town is...