The Paderborn village

Contact & Journey


LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold
Krummes Haus
32760 Detmold
phone: +49 5231 7060

For general questions about planning your visit and reservations please contact the:

phone: +49 5231 706104


By car
In and around Detmold you will find signboards showing the way to the museum. Coming from a motorway it is easy to find the museum:

Coming from the north: leave the A2 autobahn at the exit for Herford/Bad Salzuflen, follow route B 239 to Detmold/Horn-Bad Meinberg, and in Detmold, follow the signs for „Freilichtmuseum“.

Coming from the west: leave the A2 autobahn at the exit no. 27 for “Kreuz Bielefeld Zentrum” follow route B 66 to Lage/Lemgo, and in Lage route B 239 to Detmold/Horn-Bad Meinberg.

Coming from the south: leave the A 33 autobahn at the exit no. 26 for Paderborn-Elsen, follow route B 1 in direction Hameln/Horn-Bad Meinberg, get off at the exit Altenbeken/Horn in direction Horn, follow the signs to Detmold,.

Park your car at the parking area of the museum, on particular days it is also possible to use the additional parking area at the Friedrich-Ebert-Straße. In case of questions, please contact our Info-Team, phone +49-5231-706104, e-mail

By bus
On work days Bus number 701 (via railway station), stops every quarter of an hour, on Saturdays half-hourly, on Sundays and holidays hourly near our museum site. (Bus stop “Freilichtmuseum”) For further information on bus transfer please refer to

By bicycle
Near the entrance you will find bike racks and lockers. There is a bicycle lane called “Allee” from Detmold to the Open-Air Museum, running alongside Paderborner Straße. Additionally, the museum has been registered in the “Radverkehrsnetz NRW” (bicycle route map) on the internet (Wellness-Route). For more information please refer to: