Location and Travelling



Stiftung Hessischer Jägerhof
Jagdschloss Kranichstein
Kranichsteiner Straße 261
D-64289 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 (0) 6151/971118-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6151/971118-18



Front Hunting Castle Kranichstein (left), Rondellsaal (right)
(Images: Stiftung Hessischer Jägerhof)

Travelling by Car

Traveltime to Kranichstein

Darmstadt City: 10 Min.
Frankfurt Airport: 30 Min.
Frankfurt City: 40 Min.


Exit the motorway at Darmstadt Nord, follow the federal road B 42 in direction Darmstadt, then in direction Rödermark and follow the  signs saying "Kranichstein".


At the Darmstädter Kreuz follow the direction city, next turn left in direction Wixhausen/Arheiligen, follow the signs "Kranichstein".

A3/A 661

At the Offenbacher Kreuz change to motorway A 661 in direction Egelsbach, take the exit Langen, follow the federal road in direction Offenthal, then in Offenthal continue the federal road in direction Messel and at the first traffic light turn right in the direction of Darmstadt. Follow the signs "Kranichstein".

Travelling by Plane

Destination is the airport Frankfurt am Main (FRA). From Frankfurt Airport there is a shuttle bus commuting to the central station in Darmstadt. From the central station using a rental car you have to go in direction of the federal street B3. At Kasinostrasse you have to turn left and follow the street while it changes to Rhönring, then after approximately 1 km turn left into the Kranichsteiner Strasse  and follow the street until reaching the huntig castle. If you want to use public transportation from the central station to the hunting castle a taxi will be recommended (15 Euros, one-way).

Travelling by Train

Destination station is Darmstadt central station. It is recommended to use a taxi instead of public transportation for reaching the hunting castle Kranichstein because of the time expenditure. The taxi costs are approximately 15 Euros one-way. If you use a rental car a description will be under the travelling by air section above.

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Forest Economics
TU Mnchen