Darmstadt unites esprit, science, research, industry, culture, and quality of life in a very special way and occupies a prominent position in the Greater Rhein-Main-Neckar Metropolitan Area.

Although Darmstadt has a population of just 140,000, it plays in the major leagues of the world’s superior-achievement centers, and has been playing there for centuries, since the roots of this “Science City,” a title it has richly earned, go way back and fertilize the budding advances of the present.

Known For

Darmstadt is proud of its brilliant minds, proud of Justus von Liebig, Georg Büchner, Peter Behrens, and Bert Rürup. In other words, without Merck, there would be no liquid-crystal displays (LCD), without Röhm, no Plexiglas®.

The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), the control centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) is located in Darmstadt. From here, various deep-space exploration spacecraft and Earth-orbiting satellites are operated for the purposes of scientific research, and tecnnology development and demonstration.

EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, operates the principal European meteorological satellites from its headquarters, including the first and second generations of Meteosatgeostationary satellites, and the polar-orbiting Metop series.

Detailed Information

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