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Located in the southern part of the Rhine-Main-Area, of Hesse, Darmstadt holds the official title "City of Science" as it is a major center of scientific institutions, universities, and high-technology companies:

-The European for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)

- The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)

- GSI Centre for Heavy Ion Research, where several chemical elements such were discovered.

Darmstadt was formerly the capital of a sovereign country, the Grand Duchy of Hesse and its successor, the People's State of Hesse, a federal state of Germany. As the capital of an increasingly prosperous duchy, the city gained some international prominence and remains one of the wealthiest cities in Europe.

In the 20th century, industry (especially chemicals), as well as large science and electronics (later information technology) sectors became increasingly important, and are still a major part of the city's economy.

The award ceremony for Germany's most prestigious literature prize – the Georg Büchner Award – also takes place in Darmstadt. Named in memory of Georg Büchner, is considered the most prestigious literary award for writers of ​​​​​German language.


Places of interest:

Hessian State Museum: a large multidisciplinary museum in Darmstadt, Germany. It was founded in 1820 with the donation of the collections of the ruling family of the local princely state, which ended as the Grand Duchy of Hesse.

Kunsthalle art museum: A renewed museum of contemporary art.



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