Every autumn there is the Andreasmesse, an annual fair, with a lot of roundabouts, takeaways etc. It is the meeting point of young and old people of the area, but I think it is not the best time to travel here, as the city will be all crowded and it is very dirty and loud. So if you want to go to Detmold in autumn, better check the dates.
Strolling along the Weser river which..
..leads through Detmold town like the San Antonio river through San Antonio except for Germany's lack of sunshine and kindness. Nevertheless there's a beauty of any river any where which is not to be denied, and of course here too are a few friendly ppl every now and then lol.
It's calm..along the river..
the calmness is peaceful..
and I can walk there
with my thoughts recollected
Birthhouse and last residence of Grabbe
Christian Dietrich Grabbe is one of important writers of the German Biedermeier and Vormärz/Pre-March period. He wrote historical plays not of the comfortable Biedermeier style, but showing the not idealistic disunity and inner conflict of the Biedermeier. His most important play is "Napoleon oder die hundert Tage" (Napoleon or The hundred days) from 1831. He was a very important reformer of the German drama tradition.
Grabbe was born in Detmold in 1801 and studied law in Leibzig and Berlin, where he met Heinrich Heine. He returned to Detmold and worked here, until he died in 1836.
You can see Grabbe's birthhouse in the Bruchstraße and his last residence in the street Unter der Wehme.
Pinneichen - Restaurants & forest
The "Pinneichen" is a small forest on the border of Detmold City and Jerxen-Orbke. You can have a walk here and there is also a very nice playground for children. Next to the forest are a couple of houses that somehow build an old village. It looks a bit touristic, but it is very nice. There are some restaurants, a café and also some little shops where you can buy craft, food from the country and decoration for your home. It all looks very rural.
There is also a little farm with a pony, goats, sheep, chicken and geeze, which adds to the atmosphere.
The restaurants are very good and you can eat outside with a view on the Teutoburger Wald and the Hermannsdenkmal.
I think this place is good to visit if you want to get out of the city, especially with children!