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Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt Artists' Colony)

Mathildenhöhe, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany

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About Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt Artists' Colony)

The Darmstadt Artists’ Colony refers to both Jugendstil artists and the buildings in Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt, where they lived and worked. The artists’ colony was established in 1899 by Ernest Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse. The artists were largely financed by patrons and worked together with other members of the group who had similar artistic tastes.



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Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt0.98km from Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt Artists' Colony)

This huge multidisciplinary museum in Darmstadt was founded in 1820 from donations of the local princely state's ruling family. The museum is especially noted for its art collection, and features an important natural history collection.

Messel Pit Fossil Site7.46km from Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt Artists' Colony)

The Messel Pit is a disused quarry near Messel's village about 35 km south-east of Frankfurt. Because of its abundance of fossils, it has significant geological and scientific importance. It is is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site on Dec 9, 1995, making the area a tourist site and famous attraction. The Messel Pit provides the best preserved evidence of Geiseltalian flora and fauna so far discovered. Most other sites are lucky to contain partial skeletons, but Messel boasts extensive pres

Städel Museum25.18km from Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt Artists' Colony)

The Städel Museum in Frankfurt is an art museum with one of the most valuable collections in the country. It owns over 4,600 photographs, 100,000 drawings, 3000 paintings and 600 sculptures. In addition to a library of 115,000 books.

Römer25.99km from Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt Artists' Colony)

This medieval building is located in Altstadt district in Frankfurt, Germany. It is one of the most important landmarks in the city. The Römer has been Frankfurt's city hall for over 600 years.

Frankfurt Cathedral26.05km from Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt Artists' Colony)

This Roman Catholic Gothic church is placed in the center of Frankfurt. It is the largest religious building in the city and was a former collegiate church. Despite its common English name, it has never been a true cathedral, but is called the Kaiserdom (an "imperial great church" or imperial cathedral) due to its importance as former election and coronation church of the Holy Roman Empire.

Main Tower26.22km from Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt Artists' Colony)

This 240 meters skyscraper in Frankfurt is named after the nearby Main river. The tower has five underground stories and two public observing points. It is the only skyscraper in Frankfurt with a public viewing observatory. The tower's design features what appears to be two connected towers. The smaller of the two is of a cuboid shape, a design common to 1970s architecture. The second and taller is a circular tower with an entire blue glass exterior which features the transmission tower on top.

Where is Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt Artists' Colony)

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Hessen20 attractions

Situated in west-central Germany, The state of Hesse is bordered by six German states. Most of the population of Hesse lives in the southern part, in the Rhine-Main Area. The countryside is hilly and has numerous mountain ranges. Hesse is the greenest state in Germany, as forest covers 42% of the state.