Fürstliches Residenzschloß, in the center of the Detmold town park, is a fine example of Weser Renaissance style. In 1263, Bernard III of Lippe fortified the settlement at the crossing of the trade route from Paderborn to Lemgo over the Werre River with stone walls and granted it a municipal charter. In 1550, Detmold became the permanent residence of Count Simon III of Lippe. The counts were elevated to princes in 1789, and Detmold remained the capital of the small Principality of Lippe until the end of the World War I in 1918, when all princely states in Germany were abolished. Detmold Castle is still in the hands of the Princes of Lippe.

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Founded: 1550s
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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www.schloss-detmold.de

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Ellen Dunn (3 years ago)
Lovely castle and grounds right in the city centre
Marwan Choubassi (3 years ago)
A great place, you think when you are here that u are living in mid-ages.
ir ga (3 years ago)
Nice park
Christian Hoskins (3 years ago)
It's a nice place to be in the summer
Alexander Fuhrmann (4 years ago)
If you are in Detmold on a rainy day, this is certainly a good place to visit. It's a fairly small castle and you will only see a small portion of it (the rest is still occupied by the owners). The tours are really informative and you will learn a lot about Detmold's history!
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