Hostel in Detmold, Germany

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Get to know Detmold (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Detmold. To help you make friends with Detmold before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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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Written by local enthusiast for Detmold hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Detmold Hostels

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Your Packing List for Detmold

Your Packing List for Detmold

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Detmold Hostel Cheatsheet

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1 Total number of hostels
7.1 Average rating of all hostels

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