Darmstadt has a population of approx 150,000. Much of the city has been rebuilt since the War, though the ducal palace of Darmstadt is still located in the city centre. It was the residence of the counts of Hesse-Darmstadt
It has been promoting itself as a "city of science" since 1997. It is well known as a high-tech centre in the vicinity of Frankfurt Airport, with important activities in spacecraft operations (the European Space Operations Centre, European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites), chemistry, pharmacy, information technology, biotechnology, telecommunications (substantial Deutsche Telekom presence) and Mechatronics.
University of Applied Sciences
Fly to Frankfurt from: Dublin, London, Glasgow, Southampton, Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberdeen,
Train from Darmstadt to Frankfurt: 20m