Hessen's largest
Music festival

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Darmstadt's Schlossgrabenfest 2024 - an annual tradition since 1999 that transforms the city into an enthusiastic festival hotspot. With around 120,000 visitors, the Schlossgrabenfest is the largest music festival in Hesse and a highlight in the region's festival calendar.

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Where music comes to life

Experience four days of live music from more than 60 bands and 10 DJs on three live stages and in a club area. The festival area extends over approx. 20,000 square meters around the imposing Residenzschloss and offers a unique festival backdrop in the middle of the city centre.

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A line-up for everyone

You can look forward to a varied program with nationally known, regional and up-and-coming artists. In recent years, greats such as NENA, Mark Forster, Marteria, Culcha Candela, Mike Singer and many more have performed on our stages. The Schlossgrabenfest unites the entire musical diversity in the heart of Darmstadt.


Experience the festival action up close by staying overnight directly behind the Main Stage in our Welcome Hotel Darmstadt City Center. Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast buffet before plunging into the festival fun. After a day full of music, dancing and festivities, we guarantee you the shortest way home you can have at the Schlossgrabenfest Darmstadt!

Secure the exclusive festival offer of the Welcome Hotel Darmstadt City Center with your overnight stay! If you have booked a stay at our hotel during the festival, you will receive free admission to the festival grounds with your booking confirmation. Celebrate with us and experience unforgettable moments in the midst of the vibrant festival atmosphere!

Info for your Arrival

From May 16 - 19, the Schlossgrabenfest will once again take place in Darmstadt's city center as Hessen's largest music festival. More than 60 bands will perform on 3 stages around the Residenzschloss, and there will be culinary specialties from all over the world at around 140 stands.

The entire festival area is cordoned off and access to the Welcome Hotel Darmstadt is only possible from 3 p.m. onwards with a ticket or hotel booking confirmation.

Access by car to the hotel area of the Karolinenplatz underground car park is via the underground car park of the darmstadtium congress center. If you arrive by cab, please use the access road via Alexanderstraße (main building TU-Darmstadt).

It is important that you can identify yourself at the entrances and access roads to the festival grounds by means of a hotel booking confirmation.

Our reception staff will be happy to answer your questions and provide further information around the clock on 06151 3914 380.

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