LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold), Detmold

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More than 100 houses from all over Germany were transported to LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold) to recreate an idyllic, historic town. The open-air museum hosts events on 0.81 km (200 acres) of green space, where picnickers often speckle the lawns. Walking tours and carriage rides keep the paved walkways abuzz. Inside those 100 homes, you can marvel over artifacts that were once used in everyday German country life. Take a look at the museum program calendar to learn about interactive events, such as pottery making and blacksmithing. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold) by using our Detmold trip itinerary planner.
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  • Who is located near Detmold should allow time for a visit to the LWL-Museum. For €7 you can spend all day at the sprawling facility locker. Created with much attention to detail, you can start a "time travel". However, you should be walking. Temporal representation of 1550-1965th prima, full score! Like again...
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  • The open-air museum in Detmold is well worth a visit. Good weather is important, but very much out there instead of finds. When short showers can be among themselves. On weekends, it's clearly here full than in the week (runs are however due to the size usually), but is sure what grade held for promotions find. These can be found on the homepage. You should schedule a full day for visiting, because the terrain is very extensive. Want to learn more about the individual buildings so it is worth to speak directly to always staff in the buildings! Generally, the Museum in villages is divided. These represent settlements or farms from different eras. Local shows first and foremost (Westphalian) buildings. These are not only the building issued but also the time typical inventory. Additional show many gardens typical plants and fruits. The gardens are mostly accessible and well labeled, so that you can learn something about the local flora. In addition, the Museum has many animals, so everything on the respective pastures can be seen about pigs, sheep, horses, goats, donkeys and chickens of course. Many of the breeds are historically and especially protecting value. Some of them come from the North West Germany. A historic bakery, whose cakes you must have tried inside the museum itself. In addition, there are two coffee / kiosks where you can get local snacks like Pickert for a small price. In addition, there is also a very good restaurant. It is also permitted to take a picnic and eat packed lunch in the Museum.
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  • This is a huge museum of old German buildings. You should plan serveral hours for visiting. The staff in the building is friendly and like to explain details and to answer questions. The museum is a m...  more »
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  • This is a really unique museum - it's awesome. You walk around and explore how people lived centuries ago. Each little village/town is themed to a specific era - e.g. 1750 to 1830. It's quite large, so you will have to walk quite a lot !
  • Fun day out, in a historic village recreation.
  • Nice inexpensive place to visit, lovely for children and adults alike. For once the food you get there is priced sensibly
  • Had a real nice day out with the Family. Lots of Parkin spaces, all free. Lots to see and do. Some of the building you can try out the old way we would of lived in the 1700-1800 and Start of the 1900's. Fair entrance preis for young and old. You need a day to get around and see everything. Lots of places to stop and Enjoy the veiw. A family must.
  • Beautiful place and interesting germany traditional buildings and village

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