I will be around for sure :) However, here are some recommendations what to do in Darmstadt.
Proposal for Saturday: Walk through the park "Schlossgarten" and visit the palace. The palace is next to the city center (most shops should have open at least until 8pm on Saturday). Then go to our multidisciplinary "Landesmuseum" (entrancy fee 6 Euro). It is a beautiful building with a huge collection and exhibitions from ancient Egypt to very modern art.
Proposal for Sunday: Do a long walk from the Hotel to "Mathildenhöhe", visit the Museum "Künstlerkolonie" (5 Euro entrance fee), pass the "Rosenhöhe" and finally go to the farm "Oberfeld" (where you can have coffee, cake, cookies and some small things to eat):
> On 04.08.2015, at 21:05, John W. Eaton <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Is anyone planning to arrive in Darmstadt the weekend prior to the meeting? It looks like I'll be arriving mid-day Saturday.