What can you do with your student ID card?
Your student ID card is more than just a semester ticket!

As students at TU Darmstadt, we not only benefit from the university's good reputation but also enjoy numerous advantages with our student ID card. From the semester ticket in the RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund) area to free entry to the Hessian State Museum and free use of Call a Bike, the cooperations of the TU Darmstadt are so diverse that everyone can individually benefit from the ID card. We, the #studentsofTUdarmstadt, have done some research and now give you an overview of all the benefits that are included in our semester fee and how else you can take advantage of your student status.

By the way, you can find an overview on the semester fee and thus our student ID card here

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Published: 21 March 2023, Updated: 30 January 2024

Semester ticket

TU Lichtwiese train station
TU Lichtwiese train station

A large part of the semester fee is the semester ticket, which allows us to use local public transport at a significantly reduced rate. With the student ID card you can use public transport in the entire RMV area as well as in the transition areas to the VRN (Verkehrsverbund-Rhein-Neckar) and NVV (Nordhessischer Verkehrsverbund) and as often as you want. This includes all buses, regional trains, suburban trains, underground trains and trams (except for the AirLiner, which takes you to the airport in Frankfurt/Main).

On the website of the AStA you can find more information about the semester ticket and an exact map with the validity area of the ticket.

Feuriger Elias
Feuriger Elias

State Museum

Hessian state museum
Hessian state museum

Fancy a time travel? Then let's go to the Hessian State Museum in Darmstadt, which is only a two-minute walk from Karo 5! Entry is free with your student ID card. The museum collection includes everything from Stone Age artefacts to 21st-century art! For nature fans, the collections of minerals and fossils in the History of the Earth section are especially appealing.

For more information, visit the website of the Landesmuseum, where you will find the current opening hours as well as more detailed information about the ongoing exhibitions and the museum itself.

Agata,
M.A. Applied Linguistics

Anyone who wants to experience local Hessian as well as international history and culture in an interesting way should definitely visit the Landesmuseum.

#studentsofTudarmstadt, Ambassador Agata, Karo 5, University Campus city centre, TU shop // #studentsofTudarmstadt, Ambassador Agata, Karo 5, Universitätscampus Stadtmitte, TU shop
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Unisport/ Hochschulstadion

Sharmila at the university stadium
Sharmila at the university stadium

For all sports enthusiasts, the Studi-Ticket offers an indirect advantage, because as a student of the TU Darmstadt, you receive the Athene Card, which among others gives you free admission to the university stadium. Among the facilities: an athletics track, an artificial turf field, tennis courts and beach volleyball courts, swimming pool etc. You can easily reach the university stadium with tram lines 2 or 9, which is a great way to lighten up your everyday university life. You can find more information about the grounds and the opening hours of the university stadium on the stadium's website.

Even more possibilities with the Athene Card

  • In addition to free access to the university stadium, the Athene card of TU Darmstadt, an essential complement to the student ID, offers a host of additional benefits. With this card, you can not only demonstrate that you are a student at TU Darmstadt and thus enjoy numerous advantages, but also easily manage without cash at many locations in Darmstadt. Whether in the cafeteria, at the copier in the university premises, or while doing laundry in the dormitory – the Athene card, after being loaded with money, makes it possible.
  • But that's not all! You can also use it to borrow books and media and secure a locker in the library. And if you need to print something for the university at short notice, off to the PC pool with it – thanks to the Athene card!
  • And as if that weren't enough, the Athene card opens the door to the car-sharing offers of the ASTA. This way, you're not only savvy on campus but can also broaden your horizons and explore Darmstadt and its surroundings. The Athene card is indeed the perfect companion that makes student life easier!

Caro,
M.Sc. Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

For me, the university stadium offers the perfect break from studying on nice summer days!

#studentsofTUdarmstadt, Ambassador Caro, Audimax, University Campus Citycentre // #studentsofTUdarmstadt, Ambassado rCaro, Audimax, Universitätscampus
Picture: Stefan Elges

Call a Bike

As a student at TU Darmstadt, you have the opportunity to use the bicycle rental service Call a Bike of Deutsche Bahn free of charge. The fee for the rental system is included in the semester fee. Call a Bike allows you to rent up to three bicycles at the same time for a maximum of one hour at a time, so you can also get out and about in the city with your friends.

Even better, the Call a Bike service is not limited to Darmstadt – you can use it anywhere Call a Bike is offered! Make sure you park your bike at a Call a Bike station, which can be found on the map in the Call a Bike app. To read more about Call a Bike, please visit the AStA website.

Bike rental system Call a Bike

Arya,
M.Sc. Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering

I use the service regularly. I like the fact that it allows me to cycle through other cities.

#studentsofTUdarmstadt, Ambassador Arya, Audimax, University Campus Citycentre // #studentsofTUdarmstadt, Ambassador Arya, Audimax, Universitätscampus Stadtmitte
Picture: Stefan Elges

Nordbad Darmstadt

Another advantage for TU Darmstadt students who are enthusiastic about swimming is the discounted admission to the recently modernised Nordbad in Darmstadt. You can choose between a day ticket, a ten-person ticket or a season ticket. All further information, prices and opening hours can be found on the official homepage.

Discount at the Zoo Vivarium Darmstadt

Students of the TU-Darmstadt pay a reduced entrance fee to the small zoo. The zoo was opened on 28 August 1965. It shows more than 700 animals of more than 150 species and covers about 4 hectares. The Vivarium Darmstadt is located at Schnampelweg 5 in 64287 Darmstadt and can be reached by taking the L-Bus or tram line 2 to the TU Lichtwiese/Campus stop and a short walk to your destination. So grab your student ID card, little spare cash and off you go.

You can find more information about the Vivarium on the homepage.

Sharmila,
German, Biology and Philosophy, Teaching at Secondary Schools

Through the discounted admission to the Vivarium, with the student ID card, I discovered for myself the Bolivian squirrel monkeys, since then they belong to one of my favourite animals!

#studentsofTudarmstadt, Ambassador Sharmila, University Campus city centre, building of Physics Clock Tower// #studentsofTudarmstadt, Ambassador Sharmila, Universitätscampus Stadtmitte, Physik Hörsaal Uhrturm
Picture: Stefan Elges

Reduced admission to the Wedding Tower

You've always wanted to enjoy a panoramic view over Darmstadt and visit Darmstadt's world heritage at the same time? Then the Wedding Tower on Mathildenhöhe is just the thing for you! By showing your student ID card, you can visit the Wedding Tower, which is also called the Five-Finger Tower for just €2. If the weather is good, from the 7th floor of the tower, you can recognise Frankfurt by the silhouette of its skyscrapers as well as Frankfurt Airport and the Donnersberg in the Palatinate. The 5th floor is the spot for history and art lovers who are interested in the neo-Renaissance style. Photos, historical facts and further information on the Wedding Tower can be found on the website of the Förderkreises Hochzeitsturm E.V.

Steven,
M.A. History with a focus on modern history/history of technology

When the weather is clear and fine, the view is truly breathtaking. Especially the silhouette of Frankfurt is a real eye-catcher!

#studentsofTudarmstadt, Ambassador Steven, Karo 5, University Campus city centre, Exposition // #studentsofTudarmstadt, Ambassador Steven, Karo 5, Universitätscampus Stadtmitte, Ausstellung
Picture: Stefan Elges

State Theatre

State theatre
State theatre

Students of the TU Darmstadt can also attend performances at the Darmstadt State Theatre free of charge with their student ID card. After registering via the State Theatre's webshop and applying for a voucher code for the current semester, you can get tickets starting the third day before the actual performance, provided there are still free seats. Detailed instructions on how to register and apply for the voucher can be found on the AStA website.

In addition to free admission to the State Theatre, you can also use the voucher to get free tickets for theatre premieres in the Small House and for the Christmas Fairytale. Excluded from this offer are all other premieres, special events, performances for children or visiting productions.

Further information about the free tickets, the State Theatre's programme and the Theatre itself can be found here:

Theatre Moller

The performances at the Theater Moller Haus are also free for TU Darmstadt students. Similar to the Staatstheater, you can get free tickets if there are still seats available starting on the third day before the performance. At the Theater Moller, however, no registration is necessary. You will receive your tickets as soon as you show your student ID card at the ticket office. For more information about the Theater Moller Haus, excluded events and how to reserve tickets, please click here.

Theatre Moller
Theatre Moller

As you can see, you can experience a lot in Darmstadt and the surrounding area with your student ID card. The #studentsofTUdarmstadt wish you lots of fun!

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Picture: Stefan Elges

Agata

Hi! I'm Agata and I'm studying Applied Linguistics with a focus on German as a foreign language. After studying German in Poland, I decided to do my Master's degree in Germany. The beautiful city, closeness to nature and the good reputation convinced me to choose the TU Darmstadt.

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Arya

Hey there! I’m Arya and I’m a master’s student in Tropical Hydrogeology and Environmental Engineering at TU Darmstadt. I’ve always been passionate about innovation, teamwork, Start-up work environments and how to keep nature safe and sustainable. These elements form the main topics for our master’s program and they match my ambitions and goals for the future. This ultimately encouraged me to apply for the programme at TU Darmstadt, whose home is also known as the “city of science”.

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Caro

Hey, I'm Caro and I'm studying industrial engineering with a technical specialization in mechanical engineering in my master's degree. I especially appreciate the interplay of business administration and technical modules in my degree program. Since the study of industrial engineering is offered at the TU with technical specializations, my interests are optimally covered.

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Sharmila

Hey, I'm Sharmila, I live in Frankfurt and I'm studying to become a high school teacher at the TU Darmstadt, specializing in subjects german, biology and philosophy. I also discovered my passion as a video creator and have a YouTube channel (“Shamila Priya”) ever since, where I regularly report about my university experiences, shoot university vlogs and also share my university tips with you.

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Steven

Moien! My name is Steven and I am currently pursuing a Master's degree. I study history with a focus on modern history/history of technology. Before that, I already studied History & German Studies in the Joint Bachelor of Arts. My degree programme has a strong interdisciplinary orientation. This gives me the opportunity to gain insights into other disciplines. In this way, I can broaden my experience horizons and get to know new people.

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