Germany was not always an industrial nation. As late as the 19th century, most of the German population lived in the countryside. The Open-Air Museum in Detmold gives an insight into the rural life of the people of Westphalia. On display are farms from different eras and the typical way of life and the activities of the people. The open-air museum is maintained by the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe and is always worth a visit.


Historic Farmhouse

farmhouse at the open-air museum in Detmold


Palour in a farmhouse

Palour in a historic farmhouse


Timbered barn

Timered barn

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