Very few Germans, not to say foreigners, would think of Darmstadt as a city of art. Yet it WAS, at the turn of XIX--XX centuries. The museum of Jugendstil in Matildenhoehe is simply FANTASTIC, au pair with the similar museums in Wien, Muenchen or Paris.
I experienced a similar cultural shock in Glasgow, where I was prepared for the worst, and have eventually seen TERRIBLY much more, than I expected. Anyway, starting with the entrance to the park, with the monumental sculptures imitating those of Persepolis, and the life cycle in the garden of the museum itself, I found this art MOST challenging and eloquent. Otherwise, the architecture itself, the design, the furniture, the posters, everything inside has STYLE.
An ABSOLUTE must for anyone interested in visual and applied arts.
Climb the tower, enter the church, stroll the park and the Artist Colony, es lohnt sich!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.