Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Detmold, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 3.1 km
Ascend 47 m
Descend 37 m

Explore Detmold in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Detmold

Sight 1: Fürstliches Residenzschloss Detmold

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The Princely Residence Palace of Detmold is located in the city centre of Detmold. The castle had its origins in an old castle, which was first mentioned in a document in 1366. For centuries, the castle was the seat of the Counts and Princes of Lippe and is still inhabited today by the head of the House of Lippe.

Wikipedia: Fürstliches Residenzschloss Detmold (DE), Website

154 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Erlöserkirche

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The Evangelical Reformed Church of the Redeemer in Detmold, also known as the Market Church, is a late Gothic church building. It is the only medieval building in the city that has been preserved almost unchanged.

Wikipedia: Erlöserkirche (Detmold) (DE), Website

256 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Martin-Luther-Kirche

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The Martin Luther Church in Detmold in Schülerstraße is a neo-Gothic church building that was consecrated in 1898.

Wikipedia: Martin-Luther-Kirche (Detmold) (DE), Website

342 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Schmerimenhaus

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The Schmerimenhaus is a listed Renaissance building in the city centre of Detmold in the district of Lippe (North Rhine-Westphalia). It was named after the patrician Schmerimen family, who lived here until 1659 and from 1592 to 1605 provided the mayor of Detmold with Johann Schmerimen. Apart from the Detmolder Hof, the house is the only building with a stonework gable from the Weser Renaissance and the oldest stone town house in the city centre.

Wikipedia: Schmerimenhaus (DE)

289 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: St. Bonifatius

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St. Boniface is the former Catholic parish church in Detmold. The small church is located in the heart of the town on the moat. The church tower is a listed building.

Wikipedia: St. Bonifatius (Detmold) (DE)

240 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Lippisches Landesmuseum

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The Lippisches State Museum in Detmold is the largest and oldest museum in East Westphalia-Lippe. The museum supported by the Landesverband Lippe is located opposite the princely residence castle of the men to the Lippe and the Lippische Landestheater.

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315 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Christuskirche

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Christuskirche Daniel Brockpähler / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Evangelical Reformed Christuskirche in Detmold on Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz is a neo-Gothic style and on January 12, 1908 consecrated church building, which was built according to designs by the architect Otto Kuhlmann.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Detmold) (DE), Website

34 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz

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Kaiser Wilhelm-Platz is a public square in Detmold, Lippe County, North Rhine-Westphalia. The park-like design from the late 19th century is still partially preserved today. The square has been protected as a monument since 14 November 1988.

Wikipedia: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz (Detmold) (DE)

431 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Heilig Kreuz

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Heilig Kreuz in Detmold is the parish church of the Catholic parish of the same name in the Pastoral Association of Detmold, which belongs to the deanery of Bielefeld-Lippe of the Archdiocese of Paderborn.

Wikipedia: Heilig Kreuz (Detmold) (DE)

1068 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 10: Versöhnungskirche

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The Church of Reconciliation is a church on the Hiddeser Berg in Detmold and, together with the Christ Church and the Paulus Church in Jerxen-Orbke, forms the Evangelical Reformed Parish of Detmold-West in the Lippe Regional Church.

Wikipedia: Versöhnungskirche (Detmold) (DE), Website


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