Hotel Lippischer Hof
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, 32756, Germany
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Travel Tips for Detmold
Illumination during christmas time
For the whole of December until after Christmas, the streets of Detmold old town are beautifully illuminated. As it gets dark very early in December, the light creates a very romantic and "christmassy" atmosphere - perfect for a stroll around the city. There is also a small christmas market.
Wildlife Park Olderdissen
The Wildlife Park Olderdissen is in Bielefeld, not in Detmold, but as it is only about 40 minutes drive I think it is fair enough to include it in the Detmold tips.
The Park is a good place to come close to German and European wildlife. It was founded eighty years ago to rescue injured wildlife and to teach people about the animals. It is open 24 hours and there is no entry fee.
The park has big animals as deer, bears and horses, but also very small, like an "insect hotel", little birds and squirrels. There are lynxes, beavers and many more. The area is about 15 ha big and there are about 450 animals of 100 species. There is also a playground and a restaurant.
The Bird Park is situated in Heiligenkirchen in the outskirts of Detmold. It does not have any eagles, but a lot of parrots, budgies, pelicans, cranes and other exotic birds, and also some animals like monkeys and kangaroos. There are more than a thousand birds of more than three hundred different species. You can see feedings and there are also areas where birds fly free and might take a seat on your head :-)
The park is joined by a big garden with a lot of colerful, beautiful flowers.
The park supports a program that helps birds in Guatemala and also engages in breeding programs for endangered birds. It takes part in the European Conservation Breeding Program (Europäisches Erhaltungszucht Programm EEP).
The Bird Park is open from the end of March til November, from 09.00 til 18.00. It is 6 euros for adults and 4 euros for children.
The Palaisgarten in Detmold is situated near the city center, a walk about 10 minutes from the market place. It is a huge park and was created in 1718 as a present. There are several attractions like small ponds and fountains. The original Palais next to the park is now the main building of the conservatory of Detmold.
It is very special that there are a lot very old trees here, like redwoods!
The Palaisgarten is very beautiful but you should not go here when it gets dark. Unfortunately a lot of pupils meet here in the evenings and nights who drink a lot and also destroy things :-(
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