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LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold)
32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
05231706-0
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Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Detmold
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Ok ... and ?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This open air museum was different then I thought it would be. It's a couple of old houses, mostly farm houses, grouped together to give a couple of images of an older Germany. It is like reliving that period.

The best was eating the "Kartoffel mit Kraeuter Soss", which was a typical potato you could eat at one of the restaurants inside.

The price you pay for what you see was personally too much.

Visited November 2011
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Birmingham, UK
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“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We have been to a lot of open air museums in Germany and Europe. This is one of the best. It covers a large area so everything appears authentic and uncrowded. This does mean that you need stout shoes and an umbrella in case of rain. The shop is good which is not always the case.

Visited September 2011
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Mid Glamorgan
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“Interesting,intriging beautiful, full of historical artifacts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Take a packed lunch and stroll around this beautiful countryside which is full of some of the most outstanding bulidings. Dating from the 17th and 18th century. Look at how the people lived worked and enjoyed their life. It is amazing how our ancestors lived, we enjoyed the horse and cart ride around the villages too.

Visited July 2011
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Prince George, Canada
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“Living museum of my family history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

We absolutely loved this place. My mother's family is from Kalletal and it was fascinating to see the history of her ancestors. We were exhausted after walking the very large park from end to end and wish we could have spent another day there. When you live in Canada, which has a very young history, it is so important to find your family history from long before, and this was a marvelous example of the story of my ancestors.

Visited July 2010
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