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Welcome Reception
at "Residenzschloss Detmold"

A welcome reception for the Industry Day and WFCS attendants will be held on May, 22nd (Tuesday) at "Residenzschloss Detmold" which is still the residence of the princely family. We will receive a warm welcome message from Dr. Armin Prince zur Lippe, followed by a guided tour throughout the most important parts of the palace.

The palace, which is situated downtown Detmold, offers its visitors very impressive architectural features. The palace was built on the foundations of a 13th-century castle. The palace’s facade is dominated by a striking medieval tower attesting this history and being a symbolic landmark of Detmold. The basic concept consists of a four-wing structure, two gables at the front and the stair towers flanking the main part are examples of the famous “Weserrenaissance“.


Picture: Residenzschloss Detmold
Residence Palace Detmold

Conference dinner and visit at LWL-Open-Air-Museum Detmold

Conference Dinner at "Weisses Ross"

The conference dinner will be held on May, 23rd (Wednesday) at the famous restaurant "Im Weissen Ross" which is located in the center of the LWL-Open-Air-Museum .

Visit at "LWL-Open-Air-Museum"

Before the conference dinner, we are going to visit the LWL-Open-Air-Museum. It is the largest open-air museum of geramy with more than 90 hectares and currently 116 buildings from all social classes, you can discover historic facilities and architectural styles. Your way through the green landscape is a journey that you received from the period around 1800 and in the years around 1925 and soon it will lead to the 1960s. All buildings in the museum are typical for the local region and reflect the respective time period.

The highlight of our visit will be a guided tour through one of the most famous parts of the museum, the Paderborner Dorf. Currently, the Paderborner Dorf or Paderborn Village is the largest assembly in the open air museum with approximately 40 buildings. It visualizes the daily life of a large village in eastern Westphalia in 1900. Big pile villages emerged in the region of Paderborn and the upper Weser river since the late medieval times. They were surrounded by large arable fields and a ring of fruit gardens and pastures. The buildings are mostly narrow gabled, half-timbered houses in four-column design with high outside walls.

[Text: Based on LWL-Freilichtmuseum Detmold, Presse Info]

Picture: LWL