20 Oktober 2016
Valediction of Darmstadt’s Tower Writer
On 13 October 2016 Darmstadt’s second Tower Writer, author Katja Behrens, ended her tenure with a reading from her newly published book »At night, when shadows come from dark corners – a Roma life between tradition and change« accompanied by the novel’s protagonist Gianni Jovanovic, also known as Nono Konstantinovic, in the historical Room of the Grand Duke in the Wedding Tower.
As farewell, Günter Körner, a member of the board of directors and founder of the scholarship, thanked the author »for the various musical accompaniments, for your precise reading and for the arrangement today, to which you have invited a protagonist of your latest work. You have given a personal touch to your Tower readings. It will be a guideline for your successors.«
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Bessunger Bücherstube for the book presentations, the board members and Tower caretaker Bobby for his organizational support.
The Board of the Wedding Tower Promotion Society
8 September 2016
Changed opening hours this weekend
due to wedding ceremonies taking place, the Wedding Tower is closed to visitors during the following times:
Thursday, 08 September 2016 ~ 1 – 4pm
Friday, 09 September 2016 ~ 8am – 4pm
Saturday, 10 September 2016 ~ 10am – 3pm
We look forward to your visit outside of these hours.
4 August 2016
Günter Körner celebrates his 75th birthday
Our board member Günter Körner, a cognoscente of his hometown, celebrates his 75th birthday today. We extend our warm congratulations.
3 August 2016
The 8000th couple celebrates on the Mathildenhöhe
While Yvonne and Marco Stöhr and their guests listen to the words of David Zulauf, Head Registrar, in the festive atmosphere of Grand-duchess’ Eleonore’s Wedding Room in the Wedding Tower, down below the members of the Wedding Tower Promotion Society gather in the Plane Tree Grove. They are proud to be able to celebrate with the Newlyweds, for they are the 8000th couple to marry in the midst of Darmstadt’s Art Nouveau ensemble on the Mathildenhöhe.
13 July 2016
Looking back on the 4th Tower Writer Reading
On 7 July 2016 the Tower Writer Katja Behrens read from her book "Farewell Letters" ("Abscheidsbriefe"), a collection of farewell letters from five centuries – from well-known personalities, to unknown resistance fighters and victims of war and persecution.
The reading was accompanied by music.
20 May 2016
3. Reading in 2016 with Tower Writer Katja Behrens
On 19 May 2016 the Tower Writer Katja Behrens for her 3rd reading, read to a large audience from her "Novel of a Field." Pictures and a short report of the 3rd reading will be available here shortly
24 May 2016
Darmstadt Art Nouveau days at Mathildenhöhe from 20-22 May 2016
Once again we offered visitors an exciting program, from tours of the Tower to parachuting candy for the small guests, there was something for everyone. A few impressions can be found here.
15 March 2016
2. Reading in 2016 with the Tower Writer Katja Behrens
On 10 March 2016, for her second reading, Tower Writer Katja Behrens introduced to a wide audience her “Novel of a Field.” Pictures and a short report of the 2nd reading can be found here.
4 February 2106
Review "Wedding World 2016" in the darmstadtium
On January 17, the Wedding Fair "HochzeitsWelt" in Darmstadt once again offered a variety of ideas and inspiration around your wedding. Apart from us, the Wedding Tower Promotion Society, numerous other vendors presented bridal wear, accessories and more. We were happy to give advice and information on all matters pertaining marriages in the Wedding Tower.
Thank you for visiting our booth in such numbers. We are looking forward to the upcoming event: "Late Night Wedding Fair" on 15 October 2016.
Here are some pictures from the HochzeitsWelt 2016.
28 January 2016
1st reading in 2016 with the Tower Writer Katja Behrens
On 28 January the new Tower Writer Katja Behrens presented "Yiddish fairytales." The reading was musically accompanied by Irith Gabriely, Queen of Klezmer for the audience in the Room of the Grand Duke. Impressions of the 1st reading, click here.
Late Night Wedding Fair on 15 October 2016
For the first time we will be present with our stand at the "Late Night Wedding Fair." We are looking forward to your visit. More information will follow shortly.
Planned readings of Tower Writer Katja Behrens
19.5.2016 / 7.7.2016 / 13.10.2016
Detailed information can be found under the link Tower Writer Katja Behrens.
12 January 2016
Wedding Dates 2016
The wedding dates 2106 and 2017 are available in our download area.