The Luisenplatz marks the centre of the city, making it an ideal starting point for any city tour. As you enter the square, your eyes will inevitably be drawn to the 39m high column which is known locally as the ‘Langer Ludwig.’ This memorial was built to honour the Grand Duke Ludwig I, who drafted Hesse’s first constitution in 1820. On the first Saturday in every month from April to October, visitors can climb to the top of the 30m high platform and enjoy the view. On the northern side of the Luisenplatz, you will see Darmstadt’s oldest administrative building, the college building. Today it is used as the seat of the regional council.
64283 Darmstadt, Germany