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. For LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold) and beyond, use our Detmold online trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Detmold vacation.
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  • 500 years of German country side living on display. With 2 windmills grinding flour on weekends where you can see the process while the mills are running. A nice day in a huge area...  more »
  • I was recommended this place by my parents when they last came to Germany, as a student; access to this huge area cost about €5 and it was a lot of walking however seeing all the buildings and...  more »
  • A well-restored and well-maintained place full of history. It was extremely interesting to see how people lived a few centuries ago.
  • Good review if the history of Westfalica, but the show could be better!
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