Detmold is a small but picturesque town with a few interesting monuments. If you like visiting historical sites, you can check the Westfälisches Freilichtmuseum and the Lippisches Landesmuseum, as well as many other old buildings; there is a theater and a university as well. The Westfälisches Freilichtmuseum (Westphalian Open Air Museum) is a very interesting place to visit, housing more than a hundred different buildings with different purposes from different ages from all over the country. There are schools, windmills, blacksmiths, and many more. You will learn a lot about the German culture. Be aware, that the museum is closed in the winter season.
There is also a castle and it is quite special, with many interesting exhibits. In fact, Detmold was a capitol of the Free State of Lippe, which was independent from Nazi Germany, from 1919 to 1947. It was a residency of the prince and is very well preserved. If you like classical music, you can also attend a concert of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic, which often performs in the city.
It is a hard question whether you should use public transportation to get to your Detmold hostel. The town is small, with much green space and a few small ponds on the way; and you can easily walk for about thirty minutes from the train station to get to your Detmold hostel. Unfortunately, the hostels in Detmold are a bit hard to reach, but you can enjoy peaceful stay there. The whole town is peaceful, and a few days there are enough.
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