The Ludwig monument on the Luisenplatz (square)
The Ludwig statue is a monument on the Luisenplatz in Darmstadt for Ludwig I, first Grand Duke of Hesse and another landmark of the city. The locals affectionately call it “Long Ludwig”. In its pillar is a spiral staircase with 172 steps, which leads to the observation platform at 30 m.
All important bus and tram connections pass through here and the pedestrian zone starts here as well.
Next, to the monument, there is a row of historic buildings, for example the regional council, the Merck House, the Carrée as well as the Luisencenter (shopping mall).
During the advent season here, you can admire the tallest Christmas tree in Darmstadt