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Herrngarten, Darmstadt: 2 reviews and 6 photos
Yes, of course there is Rosenhöhe, the biggest park in town, but Herrngarten is closer to the city centre and thus easier to reach. But it does not have the beauty and charme of Rosenhöhe, because it is a park with mainly large trees and lawns. It was laid out in 16th century and expanded later by Countess Caroline, a friend of Goethe, who visited Darmstadt quite often. A little monument was erected in her honour. It is easily overlooked because it is surrounded by bushes, but you can find it directly behind the Old Theatre (photo 5). There is also a monument in honour to Goethe (photos 3 and 4).
Herrngarten is quite popular for the locals, especially in summer when everyone sits on the lawns for picnics, reading or sunbathing. But be careful: don’t walk here in evenings; it is a hot spot for “druggies”.
There is a little restaurant in the park, close to the little lake, where snacks and drinks are being served.
From Luisenplatz, walk towards the castle and turn left at the end of the shopping galleries. Cross the road and walk across the State Museum until you reach the park.
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Address: Darmstadt, Herrngarten
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