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

(4.7/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
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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  • in the sprawling facility, you think a few hundred years back to be travelled, great design, super clean, with lots of useful information.
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  • A spacious area with restored peasant farms and houses from many different eras of the Westphalian history and Ostwestfälischen. We visit the open-air museum relatively regularly 1-2 times a year. And there is always something to discover or experience. Every season a recommendation. Even in winter, when the Museum is actually closed, there are guided hikes, while those backgrounds discusses the visitors. In my opinion suitable also for families with children - but the dear little ones should know quite what we could use his feet, because the terrain is quite extensive, as mentioned above. The Museum Advent - Christmas market of a different kind, is crowded but unfortunately completely a special recommendation in recent years... Recommendation as a whole quite thick. We (my wife and I) will make at least 2017 again at least a day of hiking in the past.
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  • A very beautiful journey through time. Especially on a beautiful autumn day worth a visit. Only that we were at 4: 00 and time had only an hour, has somewhat marred the experience. But that is not the problem of the operator.
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  • 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.
  • Really beautiful museum not only showing old buildings, but also traditional craftsmanship and old breeds of farm animals. The museum covers a big area and incorporates the landscape to recreate what old settlements looked like. It's a wonderful place all year round. Make sure you come well equipped for a day trip, there is much to see.
  • Ideal for a day trip. Is not boring yet even after multiple visits because there is so much to see. Ideal also for families with children. "Carts" to transport small children can be borrowed. Although many visitors in the very large area well spread, so come to their capacity limits parking often quite early. This is on the one hand in the high number of visitors, on the other hand, many visitors to spend the whole day there. A possible early arrival is therefore recommended.
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  • Who cares just a little lore, comes into Detmold open-air museum at his own expense. Here you can stay one or several days, without get bored to. From the past, you can learn much - alone through the building and the lovingly designed interiors. Bread baking, forging or similar, there are actions on churning.
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