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

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting, large area, worth a day trip!

I was recommended this place by my parents when they last came to Germany, as a student; access to... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wonderful open air musuem for the whole family

Put aside at least half a day for this amazing place, and get some good walking shoes and bring... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Furstenwalde, Germany
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18 Dec 2018
“Interesting, large area, worth a day trip! ”
4 Sep 2018
“Wonderful open air musuem for the whole family”
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32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

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 interesting stops (including refreshments) along the way...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sandcognoscente98
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Put aside at least half a day for this amazing place, and get some good walking shoes and bring some cash. You can "wander through time" and explore the different original houses from different time periods of different areas of Germany. Throughout there are little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 534granth
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This is the biggest of the Open Air Museums and contains a number of buildings transported to this site, complete with furnishings, and with gardens re-instated. Livestock of several types are also included and traditional skills and crafts are demonstrated.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

A group of us went to this museum. It is a collection of buildings from Germany with many dating to the 1600’s and 1700’s. They depict what life was like during those periods of time in Germany. All of the buildings have been relocated to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DDay1959
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Friends took us to this museum and even though they have been before, there was still plenty to keep them interested. There are so many buildings to see that you need to allow plenty of time to go round. We spent a full afternoon there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carolineindevon
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

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 must for people who are interested how Germans have...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Wolfgang M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank MagnificoReitor
Reviewed 10 June 2017 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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  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

Date of experience: August 2016
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 244griffin
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