Top 10 Things to do in Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia

Detmold (German pronunciation: [ˈdɛtmɔlt]) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of about 73,400 (2013). It was the capital of the small Principality of Lippe from 1468 until 1918 and then of the Free State of Lippe until 1947. Today it is the administrative center of the district of Lippe and of the Regierungsbezirk Detmold. The Church of Lippe has its central administration located in Detmold. The Reformed Redeemer Church is the preaching venue of the state superintendent of the Lippe church.

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

32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 180 reviews

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

Reviewed By MagnificoReitor - Porto, PortugalPorto, Portugal

A great all day long program

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 s

2. Hermannsdenkmal

Grotenburg, 32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 361 reviews

Hermannsdenkmal

Reviewed By Shortstraw1 - Woking, United KingdomWoking, United Kingdom

A must whenever I visit my family

A great local beauty spot. Lovely walks to suit all abilities.Plenty of parking, information centre and snack bar.

3. Historische Altstadt

Marktplatz, Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Other, Sights & Landmarks, Neighborhoods
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Historische Altstadt

Reviewed By Graeme H - Dalgety Bay, United KingdomDalgety Bay, United Kingdom

So good to be back

We met in this lovely town and revisited after 39 years! Detmold and the surrounding countryside and very beautiful and well worth visiting

4. Adlerwarte Berlebeck

Adlerweg 13, 32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Adlerwarte Berlebeck

Ältester Greifvogelpark Europas, zugleich Deutschlands größter Greifvogelpark

Reviewed By Lynda A - Orange, California, United StatesOrange, California, United States

An Amazing Place and You Will NEVER Forget The Show!!

I had heard a little about Adlerwarte Berlebeck but it really wasn't close to anything else we were planning to visit on our vacation plus the weather wasn't too great so I almost didn't go - what a mistake that would have been because this place is absol

5. Vogelpark Heiligenkirchen

Ostertalstr. 1, 32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Vogelpark Heiligenkirchen

Reviewed By EABate - Ilchester, United KingdomIlchester, United Kingdom

Our favourite place

We used to live literally down the road from this park, my children still talk about it, and still miss it, they used to adore susie the parrot.Fantastic childrens playpark, fantastic staff, lovely little coffee shop (food is basic but good) you must have

6. Schloss Detmold

Rosental, 32756 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Castles
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4 based on 73 reviews

Schloss Detmold

Reviewed By valerie w - Hastings, United KingdomHastings, United Kingdom

The Duke and his wife still live here and he is often seen in Detmold.

The castle grounds are open and free for people to walk around the lawns, centrally situated. Delightful inside, with wall hangings and much vintage German stuff.

7. Lippisches Landesmuseum Detmold

Ameide 4, 32756 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Museums, Natural History Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums More
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Lippisches Landesmuseum Detmold

The Lippe Museum is the largest and oldest regional museum of East Westphalia-Lippe and is located in the heart of Detmold, opposite the Detmold Castle of the Princes of Lippe. Established in 1835 as Natural History Museum, it evolved until today to a grand collection Lippe and except Lippe cultural assets in the fields of natural history, prehistory and early history, regional history, folklore, art, furniture and interior design and ethnography.

Reviewed By gersonv180 - Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The Netherlands

Mummy section makes it special

This museum is a quiet (at least during xmas-nye) and pretty large museum, with a very diverse exhibition. You can see lots of puppets with traditional clothes from the surroundings, a very broad exhibition on the Hermansdenkmal as well as an interesting

8. Landestheater Detmold

Theaterplatz 1, 32756 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Landestheater Detmold

Reviewed By meier3267 - Lugde, GermanyLugde, Germany

Und wann warst Du das letzte Mal hier?

Nach Jahrzehnten haben wir wieder einmal unser heimatnahes Landestheater besucht.Angetroffen haben wir sehr freundliches Personal. Es herrscht eine gute Akustik im Innenraum. Die Architektur ist beeindruckend. Fürstenloge, 1.-3. Rang, Parket und seitliche

9. Roemer-Lippe-Route

| am Hermannsdenkmal, 46047 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Biking Trails
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5 based on 1 reviews

Roemer-Lippe-Route

Reviewed By TotoVanRassel - North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyNorth Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Schöner Radwanderweg

Die Römer-Lippe-Route führt von Xanten am Niederrhein bis Detmold (oder umgekehrt). Durch größtenteils flaches Gelände führt sie oft an der Lippe entlang, durch kleine und größere Städte und natürlich durch ganz viel Natur.Cafés und Biergärten an der Stre

10. Ruine Falkenburg

Falkenburgweg, 32760 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Castles
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By G-man1309 - Bielefeld, GermanyBielefeld, Germany

Imposante Ruine

Ein Schild am Straßenrand machte uns auf diese Ruine aufmerksam.Viele Spaziergänger und viele geparkte Autos deuteten darauf hin, hier gibt es etwas zu sehen.Der Aufstieg war etwas beschwerlich, ... aber dann!Die Ruine lag direkt vor uns. Das dicke Mauerw

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