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“Amazing day, but be prepared to walk.”

LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold)
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Detmold
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Reviewed 28 July 2012 via mobile

An amazing glimpse into German rural history. It was fascinating and kept us busy all day. I would strongly suggest you use the horse draw carriage to the main village. Without it it is quite a trek!

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Reviewed 5 July 2012

This museum is a wonderful way to get a sense of the past and, if you happen to have an ancestor from northern Germany - especially Lippe or eastern Wetphalia - this is not to be missed. Expect to walk around wide, easy to maneuver dirt paths. The buildings were relocated to this site from various villages in the region and reconstructed exactly to show the various different types of buildings and home in farming regions. If you happen to know your ancestor's status or type of home, you can see how their abode differed from those of others. It's a great way to get a feel for the differing lifestyles and wherewithal of different rungs and occupations of the populace. There is a wagon that will take you to the farthest area of the site, for a fee. I suggest you take the wagon from near the entrance to the other end to get the lay of the land. Then walk back at your leisure - downhill!

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Reviewed 6 February 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.

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Reviewed 10 October 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.

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Reviewed 29 July 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.

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