Location and Accomodation


Darmstadt is located right in the center of the Rhine-Main-Neckar area, one of the most prosperous parts of Germany. Darmstadt has a rich cultural heritage with some roots in the Art Nouveau, which is still visible in the cityscape. The city is well connected to Frankfurt (International Airport, 25 kilometers) or Heidelberg (60 kilometers, also a famous place in Germany).

The conference will take place in the Hessian State Archive (former State Theater ), Karolinenplatz 3, DE-64289 Darmstadt. The building is located in the heart of Darmstadt, between the “Schloß” and the “Herrengarten”.

Getting to the conference

There is direct bus connection (line “AIR”, frequency : every 30 min) from Francfort Airport to the main Train Station of Darmstadt (travel time 25 minutes, ticket cost 7,20€). From the main station take the tramway (line 2 or 3) or the bus (line K or H) to the stop “Schloß”. Walk through the castle to the Karolinenplatz.


A list of hotels which are within a short walking distance is given below. Some of the hotels have special rates for TUD conferences.

  • The Welcome Hotel is located right next to the State Archive. A dinner on Tuesday evening will be organized here.
    Single room 89 € per night, including breakfast (TUD conference rate)
  • Ibis
    Single room 75 € per night, including breakfast
  • Bockshaut
    Single room 60 € per night, including breakfast (TUD conference rate)


The “Graupner Days” will take place from Mai 14th to Mai 16th in Darmstadt.

Christoph Graupner (January 13, 1683 in Kirchberg – May 10, 1760 in Darmstadt) was a German harpsichordist and composer of high Baroque music who lived and worked at the same time as Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann and George Frideric Handel. (Wikipedia).

For his 250th anniversary, several concerts are organized in Darmstadt. More details on this event can be found here.