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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www.lwl.org
en.wikipedia.org

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User Reviews

Ela Dendri (12 months ago)
Wonderful place to visit, highly recommended for families. You only need nice weather and time!
Christian Hoskins (21 months ago)
It's a great place to see for everybody who is a tourist and comes to detmold Germany OWL
Raya Fefer (21 months ago)
Absolutely adore this place Amazing, beautiful, fun and unique
Adithya Sudarshan (2 years ago)
Really worth a visit of you wanna learn about the living styles of ancient Europeans this is a place to put on your list.
Sandra R. (2 years ago)
The museum makes a great day full of walking through the park and travelling back in time. I think that the museum staff is deserving the most compliments for making it a great experience. You keep the places alive! Also the temporary exhibitions about bees and love was a great success.
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