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

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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 September 4, 2018
Grant H
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This is the biggest of the Open Air Museums and contains a number of buildings transported to this... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2018
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32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed September 4, 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

Thank Grant H
Reviewed July 25, 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.

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Reviewed July 23, 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

Thank DDay1959
Reviewed June 17, 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

Thank Carolineindevon
Reviewed July 11, 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

Thank Wolfgang M
Reviewed June 12, 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

1  Thank MagnificoReitor
Reviewed June 10, 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

2  Thank Liza W
Reviewed April 4, 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 September 5, 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 August 27, 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
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