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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 LWL Open-Air Museum Detmold reinvents itself! In the theme year 2022 MUSEUM UNDER CONSTRUCTION you have the opportunity to experience various construction processes.

Further information about the special exhibition

Themenjahr "MUSEUM UNDER CONSTRUCTION". Absperrband mit Saisonlaufzeit.

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.

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Modell des geplanten, neuen Eingangs- und Ausstellungsgebäudes