Detmold Open-air Museum

Detmold, Germany

The Detmold Open-air Museum (LWL-Freilichtmuseum Detmold) was founded, together with the Hagen Open-air Museum, in 1960, and was first opened to the public in the early 1970s. Over 100 historic, rural buildings were transported and reconstructed from across the state, including schools, farmhouses, thatched cottages, and windmills. The large bucolic fields and ponds are available for horse-drawn carriage rides, walking tours, and picnicking. The museum also hosts special exhibitions and interactive craft demonstrations, such as blacksmithing and pottery-making. It is open in summer season.



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Founded: 1960
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: Cold War and Separation (Germany)

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Matthew Byers (2 years ago)
Such an amazing experience. A truly remarkable collection of massive homes and barns. Active farming and working wind mills. The restraints are great. The employees are very helpful. Expect to spend all day there and wear sun screen!
Marco GS (2 years ago)
Incredibly beautiful place. A time machine. Most likely best visited in spring, as it's set in a beautiful countryside and will require spending a lot of time outside. Highly recommended to take a ride from the entrance to the village at the other end with the park. Recommended at least half a day, better the whole day, bringing food and water (even though the place has a very inviting restaurant). Kids will be love it, but not a good place to visit with a pram.
Malte Wilkes (2 years ago)
Incredible views of Central Germany, great old architecture, best bread in the world! This is where the European hillland starts coming from NL Old City of Detmold, Eagle Park and Hermmansdenkmal nearby
Alan Brown (3 years ago)
Really worth a visit..keep your walking shoes on.
Ela Dendri (4 years ago)
Wonderful place to visit, highly recommended for families. You only need nice weather and time!
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