How to find us

The Institute of History is located in the Residence Palace / Residenzschloss Darmstadt.

Our premises are to be found within the castle in the wing facing the market (on the 4th and 5th floor).

Follow this link for a general overview of the buildings in the city centre and the exact location of S3|12.

How to find us…

…by public transport:

From Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (main railway station), you can take bus lines F (Oberwaldhaus), H (Kranichstein Kesselhutweg), K (Alfred-Messel-Weg) or tram lines 2 (TU Lichtwiese/Campus) and 3 (Lichtenbergschule). Get off at Schloss.

For more details use the online city map of Darmstadt.

Follow this link to the site of the public city transport.

…by car:

You can reach Darmstadt from motorways A5 (from Frankfurt/M. – Heidelberg/Basel) and A67 (from Cologne/Wiesbaden – Mannheim). At the motorway junction ‘Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt’ take the exit towards Darmstadt/Stadtmitte.

From motorway junction ‘Autobahnkreuz Darmstadt’, follow the signs towards the city centre (Darmstadt/Stadtmitte) on Rheinstraße/B26 into the City-Ring-Tunnel.

In the City-Ring-Tunnel, take the exit left, then turn left at the next traffic light onto Kirchstraße. Continue to the second light and turn into Alexanderstraße until you reach the entrance to the Schlossgarage/Karolinenplatz multi-storey car park on the left.

For information on other parking options in the city centre, please refer to our mobility management site .