Dive into the rural life of the past!
The LWL-Freilichtmuseum Detmold, the largest open-air museum in Germany, shows 500 years of Westphalian everyday culture on more than 90 hectares of green cultural landscape and in over 100 half-timbered buildings.
You can discover forests, meadows and gardens, but also rare breeds of domestic animals and historical craftsmanship and watch the blacksmith, the baker or the miller at work. Leisure activities like in grandmother’s time can be experienced by children playing “at the edge of the village” next to the museum restaurant “Im Weißen Ross”.
A varied programme of events for every taste and age awaits you throughout the season from the beginning of April to the end of October. The three gastronomic locations and designated picnic areas are ideal for a small break.
You can travel part of the way through the museum by coach or rent a handcart for your luggage.