Side Events

During the X Unite! Dialogue, participants have a plethora of activities to choose from within the spectrum of Welcome and Farewell Events. As per tradition, attendees can opt for Guided Tours & Visits or engage in Sport & Social Activities. In addition, activities cantered around Innovation & Technology are providing an opportunity to deepen familiarity with the host university. Given organizational constraints, it's crucial to promptly cancel participation in case of any impediments.

Welcome activities

Date: Monday 23.09.2024
Time: 4 – 6 pm

Meet Nature @ the University

Botanical Discoveries: A Tour of TU Darmstadt's Botanical Garden

Explore the Botanical Garden of TU Darmstadt, housing 8000 plant species and dedicated to research, education, and conservation. Join a guided tour led by the scientific director, PD Dr. Simon Poppinga, to discover current collection highlights and groundbreaking research in biomechanics and bionics. Sign up for an illuminating journey into the world of plants and innovation.

Date: 23.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting place: Entrance Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 1,5 hrs
Number of participants: 20

Meet the UNESCO World Heritage

Art Nouveau Discovery: Exploring UNESCO World Heritage Mathildenhöhe

Since 2021, Darmstadt proudly boasts its own UNESCO World Heritage site: Mathildenhöhe. Established in 1899, it stands as a remarkable showcase of experimental architecture from the early 20th century, solidifying Darmstadt's position as a hub of Art Nouveau and European artistic innovation. Join a guided tour to gain insights into this pivotal development and its significance to Darmstadt.

Date: 23.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting Point: Entrance of Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 2 hr
Number of Participants: 20

Meet TU Campus City Center

Unveiling Campus City Center: A Guided Tour

Join us for the Campus City Center Tour! With five campuses at TU Darmstadt, our colleague Babette Chabilan will guide you through the heart of it all: Campus City Center. Explore not only the buildings but also the hidden gems and favorite spots cherished by our students and employees.

Date: 23.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting Point: Entrance of karo 5
Tour Duration: 1 hr
Number of Participants: 20

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Meet the Forest just around the corner!

Hiking adventure to the forest

During this hike, participants will enjoy a mix of city and nature. We will start from Darmstadt Market Square and walk by the Woog, the TU Botanical Garden and across the Oberfeld, a recreational area popular with locals.

The walk will end at the Oberwaldhaus, where participants can relax in the adjacent beer garden. The Oberwaldhaus is easily accessible by public transportation: colleagues can join the hiking group directly there.

The walk is approximately 6,4 km long.

Details are available here.

Date: 23.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting Point: Darmstadt Market Square
Tour Duration: 2 hrs
Number of Participants: 20

Meet German Tradition: Brez’n & Obatzda

Culinary Delights: Brezeln and Obatzda Cooking Class with the Unite! Cooking Club

Curious about the secrets behind Germany's famous Brezeln and the perfect dip to accompany them? Join the Unite! Cooking Club and learn how to prepare Brezeln and the renowned cheese dip, Obatzda. Sign up now for a delicious culinary experience you won't want to miss!

Date: Monday, 23.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting Place: Entrance Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 1,5 hrs
Number of Participants: 15

Meet the Future of Living

Journey into Sustainability: Exploring the Solar Decathlon House and Crisis Management Innovations

Experience the award-winning Solar Decathlon house: a living laboratory for sustainable architecture and crisis management. Explore its reconstruction, technical upgrades, and operational insights, offering crucial lessons in crisis preparation, including blackouts. Join us to discover how the eHUB mission empowers emergenCITY with innovative crisis management solutions.

Date & time: 26.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting place: Entrance of Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 1 hr
Number of participants: 35

Meet the Innovation Process @ University

Innovating Sustainability: Exploring the ETA Factory

Discover the ETA factory: not just a research lab, but a catalyst for innovation in energy efficiency, flexibility, and resource optimization in production. Get insights into cutting-edge developments and tested solutions for climate-neutral manufacturing. Join us on the tour and be at the forefront of sustainable industry.

Date: 23.09.24
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting place: Entrance Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 1hrs
Number of participants: 30

Meet the Future

Futuristic Expedition: Journey into Space at the DLR School Lab

The DLR School Lab at TU Darmstadt invites you to embark on a virtual spacewalk, explore microgravity experiments, and delve into satellite-based Earth observation. Join our guided tour for an exciting “journey into the future.”

Date: 23.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting Point: Entrance of Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 1 hr
Number of Participants: 15

Join us for an unforgettable movie night! You'll have the opportunity to watch a German film with English subtitles in one of the TU Darmstadt's lecture halls.

Date: Monday 23.09.2024
Time: 8 pm
Duration of the movie: app. 2 hrs depending on the chosen movie
Address Building S1|03, Room No. 017 Address: Hochschulstr. 1, 64289 Darmstadt
Max. No. of Participants: 50

Date: Tuesday 24.09.2024
Time: 6 – 7 pm

Meet the Sound of Music

Creating the Unite! sound: Singing together with Uniters and members of the TUDa Choir

During this singing session Unite!’s many voices will form a harmonious sound. Led by TUDa Choir conductor Salome Niedecken, we will sing together for the sake of enjoying singing together. Join us in this beautiful way of showing there is added value in cooperation. One can hear it!

Everyone who likes to sing is welcome – no choir experience or reading music required.

Date: 24.09.2024
Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Meeting Point: Entrance of Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 40 Minutes
Number of Participants: 100

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Farewell Activities

Date: Thursday 26.09.2024
Time: 4 – 6 pm

Meet History @ the University

Time Travel: Exploring Darmstadt's Historical Palace Museum

Explore TU Darmstadt's own palace, where history comes alive within its historical walls. Delve into the rich collection of the Darmstadt Palace Museum, offering a fascinating journey through regional and royal history. Marvel at paintings, sculptures, and exquisite handicrafts, including fine furniture, tapestries, glassware, ceramics, and precious metalwork dating from the 16th to the early 20th century, showcased in 16 meticulously curated showrooms. Don't miss this chance to step back in time and experience the grandeur of the past.

Date: 26.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting place: Entrance of Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 1 hr
Number of participants: 20

Meet the UNESCO World Heritage

Art Nouveau Discovery: Exploring UNESCO World Heritage Mathildenhöhe

Since 2021, Darmstadt proudly boasts its own UNESCO World Heritage site: Mathildenhöhe. Established in 1899, it stands as a remarkable showcase of experimental architecture from the early 20th century, solidifying Darmstadt's position as a hub of Art Nouveau and European artistic innovation. Join a guided tour to gain insights into this pivotal development and its significance to Darmstadt.

Date: 26.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting Point: Entrance of Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 2 hr
Number of Participants: 20

Meet the American Heiner

Unraveling History: The American Mastodon Exhibition

Explore the Hessian State Museum and delve into the fascinating history of the American mastodon. Since its discovery in the early 18th century, this creature has sparked discussions among European researchers, challenging perceptions of extinction and biblical narratives. The excavation of Peale's Mastodon in 1801 led to a groundbreaking exhibition in Philadelphia and the creation of the first mounted skeleton in the United States. President Jefferson championed the mastodon as a symbol in the debate against prevailing European beliefs about the fauna of the New World. Despite museum fires elsewhere, Peale’s Mastodon found its way to Darmstadt in 1854, eventually becoming a prized exhibit at the Hessian State Museum since 1906. Join Dr. Sandrock for a guided tour and uncover the intriguing story of the American mastodon, affectionately known as the “American Heiner.”

Date: 26.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting Point: Entrance of Landesmuseum
Tour Duration: 1,5 hr
Number of Participants: 25

Meet Art @ the University

Contemporary Perspectives: Kunstforum Exhibition Tour

Established in 2016, the Kunstforum showcases socially relevant thematic exhibitions, presentations by contemporary artists, and displays with connections to the University and Darmstadt, providing an engaging perspective on contemporary art. Join a guided tour for an exclusive insight into the current art exhibition.

Date: Thursday, 26.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting Place: Entrance Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 1 hr
Number of Participants:: 20

Meet Adventure @ the University

Adventure Awaits: Climbing “Kletterwald Darmstadt”

Just a stone's throw away from Darmstadt's city center lies the “Kletterwald Darmstadt.” Nestled behind TU Darmstadt's Campus Lichtwiese, this forest climbing course offers an extraordinary adventure. With varying heights and levels of difficulty, you can climb, hang, and balance your way from tree to tree.

Date: 26.09.2024
Time: 15:30 – 18:30
Meeting Point: Entrance of Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 1,5 hr
Number of Participants: 15

Meet Space in Darmstadt

Unlocking the European Space Agency: A Journey into Space Exploration

Uncover the marvels of space at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt. As Europe's gateway into space, ESA pioneers the advancement of space capabilities, ensuring that investments benefit both European and global communities. Join our guided tour to learn about ESA's operations and discover its most significant missions. Sign up now for an out-of-this-world experience!

Date: 26.09.2024
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Meeting Point: Entrance of Darmstadtium
Tour Duration: 2 hrs.
Number of Participants: 20

Unite! Language Café

Join us in “dynamicum” and celebrate with us our linguistic and cultural diversity! Every year on September 26th, students, teachers and various institutions across Europe celebrate the European Day of Languages. This year, the TU Darmstadt and Unite! are joining the many European initiatives by offering various stands with information on languages and multilingualism, many activities, workshops, and an open-table language café where you can have conversations in several languages. Take the opportunity to learn more about languages in Europe and beyond, and to engage in discussions about multilingualism in higher education institutions and networks, such as Unite! and its member.

Date: 26.09.2024
Meeting Point: Room 0.04 “dynamicum” in Darmstadtium
Duration: Language Café as indicated, other activities flexible until 19:00
Number of Participants: no limitations

More events

Unite! Canteen Week – A Culinary Journey through Europe

In celebration of our X Dialogue, the university canteen is excited to present Unite! Canteen Week. This special event invites students and staff of TU Darmstadt to embark on a flavorful journey, experiencing the diverse cuisines of our Unite! partner countries throughout the week. They will explore the rich cultural tapestry of Spain, Poland, Portugal, and other European countries through its delicious food, and take the opportunity to learn more about the vibrant cultures behind these delectable dishes.

  • Joint Dinner in Darmstadtium
  • Unite! Party at Schlosskeller Darmstadt

 

 

 

 

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