Orangerie

Landgrave Ernst Ludwig had in mind the Kassel Orangery and the Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover when he commissioned Louis Remy de la Fosse to plan a park in the heart of Bessungen. The original 1714 design was reduced in the final implementation. The Orangerie served as a winter shelter for the Sardinian and Sicilian orange trees from the surrounding park. It was built as an eleven-axis building with a two-storey hall open to the south, surrounded by single-storey rooms.

The adjoining Orangerie park was designed by the court gardener J. K. Ehret from Heidelberg. The symmetrical baroque complex consists of triple-tiered garden parterres, wide vistas with fountains and bordered by tree-lined avenues. Part of the garden has been preserved and is accessible to the public.

Directions:

Darmstadt can be reached by car via the A5 and A67 motorways as well as via the B3 and B26.
Address: Bessunger Str. 44
64285 Darmstadt

A small car park on-site and spaces available in the surrounding streets.

By public transport:

From Darmstadt main train station or “Luisenplatz”, take tram line 3 in the direction of “Lichtenbergschule” to the “Orangerie” stop. Alternatively, take the 751 and WE1 bus lines to the “Edith-Stein-Schule” stop.

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