Darmstadt The Essential
The Grand Dukes, who were enlightened princes and art lovers, made Darmstadt an intellectual and cultural capital; in the early 20C, the town was one of the centres of Art Nouveau. The city's cultural life is kept alive today by numerous institutes, such as the German Academy of Language and Poetry and the Institute for Industrial Design (Rat für Formgebung). Darmstadt makes a pleasant and relaxing base for visitors wishing to explore this region.
The hunting museum in this small hunting