Daily life in Darmstadt

Except of the studies, you will also be facing the problem of living in a completely new city by your own. In this page, we provide you with some useful information, that you might find very useful for your daily life in Darmstadt.


In Germany is a common practice for every university to have it's own canteen. Here different snacks and meals (vegetarian, chicken ) are offered for reasonable prices. Special meals are signed:

(V): no meat

(Vegan): no animal products

(G): chicken

(S, R): pork or beef

(F): fish

Please find a list of the current menu here.

Public transportation and maps

Your student ID card is valid as a bus ticket too. You can use all buses and local trains in the RMV-area free of charge. 

Time schedule for connections and further information is available at the web sites or the mobility center offered by the RMV or DADINA.

Maps for the orientation in the city of Darmstadt or at the campus of the TU Darmstadt you can find at the corresponding web sites. 

Leisure time

Successful studying should always be accompanied by a pleasant social life. Here you will find some information that can help you to make your stay in Germany more enjoyable. 

1. Sports

The TU Darmstadt has a wide variety of different sport courses which are available for all students and employees. Please note that there might be some restrictions to the number of participants and for some courses a small fee has to be paid. The detailed program and conditions can be found here.

"meet and move" is a great sport event of the TU Darmstadt. At one afternoon in June all students and staff are meeting in the "Hochschulstadion" for different sports activities, cultural program and just to have fun. 

2. Cultural and Night life

The AAA (Akademisches Auslandsamt) is offering different activities, like sight-seeing tour etc. Have a look to the news-site.

At two locations (Schlosskeller and 603 qm) AStA organizes cultural programs, like concerts, parties, book-reading, and so on.

The 603 qm is an old machinery building in Alexanderstrasse just opposite the Darmstadtium. Here you find a cafeteria, lounge and reading corner. 

3. Movie

In addition to the normal movie theaters the "Filmkreis" of the TU Darmstadt presents two movies a week in the Audimax lecture theater (S1|01) for a small entrance fee.

4. Academic Groups

There exist more than 50 academic groups with very different interest. You like to construct racing cars? Are your hobbies vocal or instrumental music? Even horse riding or sailing groups are offered. You can use this opportunity to practice your hobby and meet new friends. Just have a look at this link

Every year the TU Darmstadt celebrates a great summer party. Events like this and all other current events and oral presentations at the TU Darmstadt are summarized here

Former students are invited to join the alumni network of the TU Darmstadt. Stay in touch with your fellow students and friends. As a member of the Alumni network you will get information of interesting events at TU Darmstadt or can have a look at the job platform "Stellenwerk", where you can find interesting jobs and trainee offers.  


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Ervina Cergani, M.Sc.

S2|02 A207
Hochschulstraße 10
64289 Darmstadt

+49 6151 16-21365


Office hour:
Monday, 4pm - 6pm
Tuesday and Friday, 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday - Thursday, 2pm - 6pm


Technische Universität Darmstadt

DSS Mentors:
Mamatha Mallikarjuna Jaldiranna,
Prankur Chauhan,
Noorulla Sharief

Hochschulstraße 10
64289 Darmstadt

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