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What to do in Detmold? A small, but beautiful town in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Detmold is a small town, located on the northwest side of Germany and it has approximately 74.388 inhabitants 

Last weekend I had the chance to visit this amazing town.
I visited a friend (Riem) that I had not seen for 1.5 years. We had met each other in Sevilla when we were both working as au pairs, both for different families. So it was time to meet her again. 

What to expect in this article

Center at night

Friday night I arrived at her place. After eating amazing Arabic food made by her parents, we went to the center to walk around. I did not have any expectations of Detmold, but as soon as I walked into the center I was amazed by how rich and pretty the town looked.
Even in the night with all the lights it was stunning to walk around this small town. 
There were many people out, sitting on the terrace watching the football matches of the European championship and shouting whenever someone scored. 

Detmold pearl in Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
Detmold pearl in Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

Center during daylight

The next day I got the chance to enjoy the town in daylight, which was just as pretty.
Detmold has these amazing, big houses so you can definitely notice the people there are not poor. Next to that, it also has these traditional German houses.

On Saturday you can enjoy the big market where they sell cheese, jewelry, books, vegetables and more. 
We even found a street filled with graffiti, which Riem never had seen. She told me she liked exploring the town and seeing it through someone else’s eyes, while she has been living there all her life. Do you like that as well? 

Detmold pearl in Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
Detmold pearl in Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
Traditional houses of Germany

Adolfstraße

Aren’t the pictures above gorgeous? I enjoyed walking around this pretty town, but there was one street in particular that I loved. It is called Adolf’s street, which is a bit unusual.
But as soon as we approached, I felt like being in a fairytale. I am wondering if there is a German Disney princess/movie? I don’t think so. 
You have to be very lucky to discover this road like that, as it is located just outside the most important streets in the center. 

Detmold pearl in Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany 5
Detmold pearl in Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany 5Detmold pearl in Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany 5

Hermannsdenkmal

After strolling the center, my friend Riem mentioned that I had to visit the Hermannsdenkmal, a huge monument just outside Detmold. 
We went there by car and even driving up towards the parking lot, we were surprised by amazing views. I knew this would be an astonishing spot and I wasn’t wrong.  

Hermannsdenkmal in Detmold Germany (1)
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After doubting a long time to go up, just because it was pretty hot that day, my friend said: ‘You are here now, you have to go up.’ I definitely agree with her now. Heat can really make your brains go wuzzy. 

So after climbing some stairs (not too many) we had a view over the whole Lippe region. We could see Detmold, Köterberg, and all the green hills surrounding. It was very gorgeous and I am happy my friend convinced me to go. 

Hermannsdenkmal in Detmold Germany

Bielefeld

After these experiences, we went to Bielefeld, as Riem studies there. Bielefeld is a big unattractive if I am honest. Especially if I am comparing it to Detmold. We did watch the football match Germany – Portugal of the European Championships in a restaurant, which was an awesome experience. Mostly because Germany won with 4 goals, so all the people around me were cheering and very happy. 

That is how I want to finish this article, being happy and cheering that I went to visit Riem in Detmold. If you ever get the chance to visit Detmold, you definitely should!

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