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

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Address: 32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 5231 7060
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09:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 18:00

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Amazed how much there was to see

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
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Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 ( Bratwurst und pommes ) of course. A great day out for families - the kids... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Thank 244griffin
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 with you. I would definately recommend this to people.

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Hannover
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 the best I have ever tasted) and a shop with good cook books and traditional... More 

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Thank RuggeroRaimondiFan
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Toowoomba
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 the vast walking trails around the villages. There are old crafts demonstrated and an amazing... More 

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Thank Spindle22
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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. Not only the usual blacksmith and baker works on site, also hat making, paper production... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This is on a vast site with many buidings to visit with activities going on in most of them explaining how things were produced or made. There is much to see with interest for all ages. It has good paths mostly of cobblestone so care is needed for the less nimble. Avoid the cafe imediately next to the entrance as... More 

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Wimblington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

The buildings were very interesting but you need to be ready to walk quite long distances as the area is spread out. However little buses are available.

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