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

32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 5231 7060
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A great all day long program

Visiting this open air museum is a great all day long program. They have transferred a few rural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Porto, Portugal
Don't forget to bring enough cash!

Beware that you can't pay with foreign debit or credit cards. It was not explained to us when they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 5231 7060
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this open air museum is a great all day long program. They have transferred a few rural buildings from the neighbor regions into this huge property. You may enter the buildings and see how the farmers used to live until recently. There are some...More

Thank MagnificoReitor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beware that you can't pay with foreign debit or credit cards. It was not explained to us when they said cards were accepted. Bring enough cash. There are nice places to have lunch and the giftshop is nice too. The park is amazing and we...More

Thank Liza W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The amount and quality of the historic buildings caught us off-guard a little. Set in enormous grounds and laid out as a series of villages - Definitely needs a return visit to really see all of the buildings. We ate in the village centre (...More

Thank lisa d
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Lovely old buildings that you can go in.Set in lovely country side . There are paths all the way round so suitable for pushchairs & wheelchairs and also a horse drawn cart for those who get too tired.

Thank 244griffin
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A perfect thing to do during a summer day. You could literally spend the whole day strolling in and around the museum. Absolutely perfect to take kids with you as well. Lots of apple trees around. A decent restaurant to eat something or carry something...More

Thank Bharat S
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is where we take friends from foreign countries to take them on a journey into a Germany several centuries ago. There is a nice restaurant, many crafts to watch (with shows and explanations) a bakery with marvelous bread and rolls and cinnamon rolls (amongst...More

Thank RuggeroRaimondiFan
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I really enjoyed wandering around this place, looking at all the quaint buildings. What a refreshing way to spend the afternoon! It is closed in Winter though.

Thank MM H
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We love visiting the Museum as it has lots of different buildings full of character set in village settings. The smell of old wood smoke fills the old buildings giving it more authenticity. There are horse and wagon rides for those that can't walk over...More

Thank Spindle22
Reviewed 11 November 2015

this is a day walking tour thought history. Make sure you bring layers of clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Also a camera because you will see some breathtaking images.

1  Thank Sa R
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Best outdoor museum I have visited. There are many acres to explore with small villages authentically built. Each house is apparently an original that has been moved to the museum. Many old-fashioned trades are kept alive and the whole family can watch them crafting products....More

Thank JanineJoRichtobson
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