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Lemgo is an ancient German city located in Northern Rhine – Westphalia, approximately 15 kilometers east from Teutonic Forest. Lemgo is a part of Detmold administrative district and Lippe region. The population of this place estimated 41,958 inhabitants in 2006. The total square of the town estimates 100.86 sq. km.
Lemgo has always been considered a large trading area. The town has been keeping this specialization till our days and today each Wednesday and Saturday large fair trades are organized on the central square.
The central square of this town is also called “Stone Hall”. This is not only the traditional place of meeting for local people, but also the most typical place of all events in Lemgo. During these days the city simply dives into the atmosphere of joy and holiday. For example, on summer you can visit «Sommertreff» festival and other celebrations devoted to absolutely different themes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Each year a large celebration named “Kleshen” is conducted in Lemgo on the first Thursday of December. On this day start numerous events and celebrations that mostly take place on Regenstorplazt square in the center of the town. This event is widely known outside the town, so it is attended by numerous visitors from other towns.
Slow Down (Explore) Lemgo is also famous for its achievements in sport. The main sight of the town is a handball team TBV LEMGO that currently occupies the first place in the first league of Germany. Besides this Lemgo has a well-equipped base for training figure skaters and bicyclers.
Lemgo is the location of a Fachhochschule Lippe und Höxter educational facility, so there is always much youth on the streets on the town. This makes Lemgo a lively place.

Tourists, who want to know more about the history and culture of the town, are welcome to visit museums, exhibitions, and concerts that often take place here. In this city there is also an independent theatre group Stattgespräch that organizes performances.
In the historic town, there are many interesting buildings with centuries-old history. The Stadtpalais building was constructed in the 16th century. It housed a school of ballroom dancing, and now the historical building does not cease to amaze with its impressive scale and luxury of decoration. There is a building in the territory of a picturesque park, in which there is a pond and many paths for walking.
The best place to get acquainted with the history of Lemgo will be the City Museum, which is also housed in a distinctive historic building. Among its exhibits, you can see unique works of art, collections of old objects of everyday life; historical documents and other attributes related to the most significant events and periods from the history of the city. The most interesting exhibit is the detailed layout of the old city, all elements of which are hand made from natural wood.
This museum is located in a historic building with a complex name Hexenbürgermeisterhaus, which locals came up with in the 19th century. Once, this building was the home of the mayor Hermann Kottmann. He was the mayor of Lemgo in the late 17th century. This building now stands out in a variety of other rich decoration of the facade, on which there is a skilful carving and interesting sculptures.
Not far from the museum is the St. Mary’s Church. Its construction began in the middle of the 13th century and was completed only in 1320. After many hundreds of years, it was managed to preserve not only unique external features, but also an old interior decoration. All year round, the church conducts interesting excursions for tourists, and in the warm season, it serves as a venue for classical concerts and other cultural events.
The starting point for many sightseeing programs around Lemgo is the Market Square, around which there are ancient buildings of various periods. Here is the building of the old town hall, which was built in the 14th century. Until the end of the 17th century it was reformed almost continuously. On the first floor of this historic building there is a pharmacy, not all tourists know that it is historical. The very first pharmacy here was opened in the middle of the 17th century. It was the first pharmacy in the territory of the principality.

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lemgo
♥   Castle 'Erichsburg' , 60.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Marienburg Castle' , 61.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Calenberg Castle' , 63.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Landestrost Castle' , 64.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Arolsen' , 73 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Lemgo
♥   National Park 'Kellerwald-Edersee' , 99.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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