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Arrival, Check-in, Campus, Food

Most distances in Darmstadt are short. You can get easily everywhere by bus or by tram or you rent a 🚴🏽‍♀️ Darmstadt Summer Course bike.

Public transport schedules:
The RMVgo App is very useful for schedule information and ticket purchase.

You can find a map with all relevant places (Festival Office, Hotel, Venues) here:

Map Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2023 (PDF, 3.3 MB)


11.00 to 15.00
at Maritim Hotel (next to Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof / Main Station, please come by before 14.30!)
Link to Google Maps: Maritim Hotel Darmstadt

16.00 to 19.00
at the Festival Office (Lichtenbergschule)
Google Maps: Lichtenbergschule

At check-in you will get all relevant information on the Darmstadt Summer Course 2023, your personal participant ID card, an info brochure (please read carefully) and a printed program book.

From 16.00 to 19.00 check-in will continue at the Festival Office at Lichtenbergschule. In case you cannot be there during the check-in times, please inform us via e-mail (just in case you haven’t done so yet):


Arriving from Frankfurt Airport (FRA): The best way is to take the bus “AIR” to Darmstadt and get off at “Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof (central station)”. The bus “AIR” departs from both terminal 1 and terminal 2.

Bus AIR: Frankfurt Airport > Darmstadt (Schedule, Prices, Information – PDF)

If you pay in the bus, you need cash (9,60€ for a single ticket). At the ticket machine, credit card payment is possible.

Arriving from Darmstadt Central Railway Station: Please leave the station through the main exit (towards the city). Turn right and walk towards a big light-brown building, which is Maritim Hotel: Rheinstraße 105.

The fastest way to get to Lichtenbergschule from Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof / Central Railway Station is the bus R (direction: Böllenfalltor). Please get off at “Ludwigshöhstraße” and from there follow Ludwigshöhstraße 200m in southern direction to Lichtenbergschule. The ride takes about 15 minutes.


During the Darmstadt Summer Course, we will have a festival office at Lichtenbergschule which will be open daily from 9.30 to 19.00.

Most of the course activities during the day will take place at Akademie für Tonkunst and Lichtenbergschule.

Ludwigshöhstraße 105, 64285 Darmstadt
Tram line 3, last stop “Lichtenbergschule”
Google Maps

Akademie für Tonkunst
Ludwigshöhstraße 120, 64285 Darmstadt
Tram line 3, last stop “Lichtenbergschule”
Google Maps


For lunch, there will be several food trucks at campus Lichtenbergschule where you can buy small meals and coffee.

Darmstadt’s tap water is suitable for consumption and so we would like to encourage you to always refill your own drinking bottles or purchased reusable beverage bottles at the taps of the course venues, the festival office or the performance venues. Bottles can also be refilled in the city centre in shops with a blue 💧”Refill Station” sign.