Local guide

A Student’s Guide to Darmstadt

Even if you’re not a “Heiner”, as the locals in Darmstadt call themselves, you’ll quickly find your feet in this city. Let us give you some hints to make your start as easy as possible:

TU darmstadt

Technical University Darmstadt

20 minute walk from Elementum

The Technical University Darmstadt is only a 20 minute stroll from Uninest.

Hochschule darmstadt

Hochschule Darmstadt

9 minute walk from Elementum

Studying at Hochschule Darmstadt? You'll never miss another lecture living under 10 minutes from uni!

Protestant Uni of Applied Sciences Darmstadt

15 minute walk from Elementum

Established in 1971 by the Protestant Church, The Protestant University of Applied Sciences is just a short stroll from Uninest.

Even if you’re not a “Heiner”, as the locals in Darmstadt call themselves, you’ll quickly find your feet in this friendly city. Let us give you some hints to make your start as easy as possible:

Shopping

Shopping is so easy in Darmstadt as everything is within close reach, including a variety of boutiques, department stores, book shops and jewelry stores, as well as ice cream parlours, cafés and restaurants. The whole city centre is pedestrianised making it easy to get around. Check out this site for the overview of the hottest shopping centres in town. The nearest is just 1,3km from Uninest – Darmstadt’s excellent public transport system will bring you there in no time.

Entertainment

One of the many benefits of studying in a small city is that the night life is easy to explore, and you’re always bumping into people you know. From beer gardens to Irish pubs, your options are diverse! Entertain yourself with karaoke, quiz nights, live music or clubbing. Discover more about what’s happening in Darmstadt. Twice a year the city centre comes alive with the city’s well-anticipated festivals, Heinerfest and Schloßgrabenfest.

Lifestyle

Whether you’re a culture vulture searching for intellectual stimulation, a sports enthusiast looking to show off your skills or whether you simply like to relax during your leisure time, it’s all on your doorstep in Darmstadt. From theatres and museums to modern cinemas and fitness club to the Wellness Centre, there’s no time to be bored with all of this within a 3km surrounding.

Food

Whether you’re interested in traditional German food or are looking for something more exotic, you’ll find plenty of interesting food in Darmstadt.