21st November to 23rd December 2016
Every year, it's time to light up "Long Ludwig", the monument to Grand Duke Ludwig I. Nearly 30,000 LED fairy lights illuminate this column, a landmark of Darmstadt, City of Science and centre of the Jugendstil art movement, heralding the start of the Christmas season. And once again this year, the traditional Darmstadt Christmas Market will fill the city centre with a feast for the eyes, tempting aromas and international flair. The Christmas Market between the Residenzschloss and the historic Town Hall has been a fixture in the annual event calendar ever since 1947.