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Only from the outside......

... but get out of your car and take a walk right around and through the little passage in the... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Eccentric and iconic

It takes about 15-20 mins to walk here from the city centre (where the palace and museums are), but... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Adrian F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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64289 Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing very special about the place. It's a fancy building which can be seen due to its architecture. Would not recommend as a to do.

Thank John I
Reviewed 10 June 2018

... but get out of your car and take a walk right around and through the little passage in the garden. A very different way to live and if you think about the round walls inside, it must be fun to choose your furniture :-)...More

1  Thank KarolinOtto
Reviewed 8 December 2017

One of Hundertwasser's masterpieces. Beautiful example of his organic architecture, many details, not a single window is the same. It is a nice place to visit, looks like a house of dwarfs or fairies from a children's book, but bear in mind, that it is...More

1  Thank Julia F
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I always take visitors to see the sights of Darmstadt and the Waldspirale is one of the must-see sights, even though it is just a 10 minute photo stop. It always invokes a bit of a wow effect. Unfortunately the cafe on top has closed.

Thank simmondsi
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It takes about 15-20 mins to walk here from the city centre (where the palace and museums are), but it's worth it if you're especially interested in quirky architecture! While most of the building is off limits to visitors, you can still enter the main...More

Thank Adrian F
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Fascinating architecture by Hundertwasser, just amazing what a block of flats can look like. It "spirals" in a C-shape from 2 stories high to about 10 stories at the other end. Shame the rooftop park is only open to residents.

Thank simmondsi
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Other than the Mathildenhöhe with its Russian Chapel and great Art Nouveau, this is Darmstadt's other great tourist attraction. This apartment house was designed by the Austrian artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, noted for his whimsical, colorful, and wavy paintings of fantasy city- and landscapes. It is...More

Thank Matthias M
Reviewed 31 May 2017

What an amazing place! It was much bigger than I thought yet quite accessible. I walked the whole way around it, then through it - just a pity I couldn't get inside it. What a privilege it must be to live there.

Thank AkelaH
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Waldspirale is a special example of the work of the architect Hundertwasser and it really is worth seeing in the flesh! I was staring at it for about half an hour! There is also an excellent café/bar on the top floor. As it is...More

Thank Rose R
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice building and I think that the people living there are very proud. It is indeed a marvelous construction.

Thank Vlad B
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