Lippe - Hermann's country
Lippe motivates you
In the traditional Lippe district, whose borders have remained almost unchanged for around 500 years, a fascinating combination of idyllic landscape, culture and history awaits visitors. Numerous sights, museums, historic town centres and mystical places inspire especially historically and culturally interested guests.
The Hermann monument commemorates the Roman battle of the Teutoburg Forest 9 AD. More than worth a visit is the Westphalian open air museum in Detmold, the largest in Germany with numerous rural buildings of Westphalia from the 16th to the 19th century. In Oerlinghausen, the archaeological open-air museum and the largest sailing location and airfield for engine-powered flight in Europe invite you to explore.
The traces of the Weser Renaissance cannot be overlooked in the Lippe district.
The princely residential palace of Detmold, with its historical furnishings, enables a tour through the history of the Renaissance until the beginning of this century.
The Weser Renaissance Museum of Brake Castle presents art and culture between the reformation and the 30 year war.
The Externsteine are among special tourist attractions in the Lippe District, a 37-metre rock group, which probably served as a pagan place of worship for our ancestors.
The relief of Christ descending from the cross, carved in the early middle ages is unique in size and quality for the entire northwest European area.
Anyone who wants a spa treatment or do something for their health on holiday will find a variety on offer in Hermann's country.
For example, in Bad Meinberg with its seven springs and large mud deposits, or in Bad Salzuflen, the largest health spa in North Rhine-Westphalia with its graduation house and almost maritime climate.
Nature and excursions
Hermann's country does not just mean museum and city, but also enchanting landscapes and a love of nature.
In Europe's largest Eagle Observatory, the big birds of prey circle around - if you prefer it smaller, marvel at the smallest chicken in the world, in the bird and flower park.
Another visitor attraction is also the Schieder reservoir.