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Lippisches Landesmuseum
Kulturen der Welt
Mythos Varusschlacht

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The Museum

The Lippisches Landesmuseum, in the heart of Detmold, houses extensive collections from the fields of art, culture and natural history. The Cultures of the World collection houses a very special treasure: a 6,500-year-old child mummy from Peru. It is considered to be the oldest mummy that can be viewed in Europe - older than Ötzi and almost twice as old as the mummy of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
The permanent exhibition Mythos shows the most comprehensive collection in Germany on the history of the Varus Battle between Germanic tribes and Romans. Numerous objects and modern media show how the historical event became a myth in German history.
With special offers for children, young people and adults, the museum offers a varied programme.

Focal points

Art , Folklore , History, Regional museum , Archaeology , Design , Toy, Interesting for children, Natural history museum


Ameide 4
32756 Detmold
+49 5321 99250 05231992530

Opening hours

Due to the ordinance for protection against new infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a visit is only possible with advance notification, with an FFP2 or OP mask and with a limited number of visitors. Traceability must be ensured. The measure serves to combat the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and is intended to limit the risk of infection in an effective and targeted manner. To make your stay with us a pleasant and safe experience, we offer you two time windows:
Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets can be booked online on our homepage. It is also possible to book in advance by phone 05231 99250 or by mail.

Closed on 1 May, 24 and 25 December, 31 December, 1 January.


Adults 5,00 Euro Groups (10 pers. and more) 3,50 Euro Reduced* 3,50 Euro Children / teenagers up to 17 years free Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) 10,00 Euro School classes free*Participants entitled to a reduction: Seniors 63+, students (with the exception of studies in old age), holders of the Kultur-Card, trainees, people doing voluntary service, people with a degree of disability of 50% or more. Those concerned only need to present appropriate proof.

Guided tours

Abwechslungsreiche Angebote für Kinder und Erwachsene, die den Museumsbesuch zu einem besonderen Erlebnis machen, finden sie auf unserer Homepage:


Rome's flowing borders - NRW State Archaeological Exhibition
Crossing borders at the Limes
24 September 2021 to 27 February 2022
Peaceful neighbourhood, warlike confrontations and at the centre a border. The Limes separated the Roman province from the people living east of the Rhine. Fascinating stories of the cross-border contacts are told from the point of view of the local population. From the beginning of the first encounters to the disintegration of the Roman Empire, special archaeological finds accompany the visitor through time.


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