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Einen Weg im Paderbodner Dorf zwischen historischen Häusern.


Here for you - since 1971

Since the LWL-Open-Air Museum was opened on the 7th July 1971, it has developed steadily. Little by little, the houses have been built and the cultivated landscape has been developed.
On our huge museum grounds surrounded by nature you can spend a great day together with your family and friends.
Come and visit our special exhibition, go for a walk through the museum and admire Germany´s oldest horse breed.

Special exhibition

The museum will be 50 years old! Celebrate our birthday with us from April to October 2021. At 50 stations you will learn new, exciting and otherwise hidden things about our work.

Further information about the special exhibition

Ein Esel, ein Pferd, zwei Ferkel, eine Ente, eine Kuh, eine Gans, drei Hühner und eine Ziege sind als Partygäste herausgeputzt.

The museum site

Immerse yourself in 500 years of Westphalian everyday culture. On more than 90 hectares, we invite you to a journey through time in rural Westphalia.

Further information about the permanent open air exhibition

Ein Ausschnitt vom Paderborner Dorf mit Blick auf den Teich, die Scheune Siemensmeyer und das Haus Ludovici. Dahinter die Bäckerei.

Senner horses exhibition

We support the preservation of the Senne horses.
In our exhibition you can learn more about Germany´s oldest horse breed:

Further information about the Senner horses exhibition

Zwei Senner Pferde. Eine Stute mit ihrem Fohlen auf einer Wiese.


Join us and take a look back on our great special exhibitions and themes of the last years.

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Eine Frau im Bikini, die auf einer Wiese sitzt. Neben ihr ein historisches Auto

Planning stage

The Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL, Westphalian and Lippe regional association) is currently planning a new entrance and exhibition building for the LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold.

For further information follow this link

Modell des geplanten, neuen Eingangs- und Ausstellungsgebäudes