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Culture of Lemgo. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The main treasure of Lemgo is its unique historic buildings. Many of them were badly damaged during the Second World War, but in the postwar years, most of the urban architecture was restored. Hexenbürgermeisterhaus dating back to 1571 is considered to be the most spectacular architectural monument. Its Renaissance-style facade decorated with elaborate wood carvings and non-standard decorative elements is striking with its splendor.
Local cuisine is an original mix of Rhenish and Westphalian gastronomic traditions. Traditionally, here they use a lot of seasonal vegetables, prepare very hearty meat dishes and cherish the … Open
In the second half of the 16th century, the luxurious house belonged to the mayor Hermann Cothmann who became famous for his cruel disposition. There was a period of witch-hunts in Lemgo when the mayor used active laws to eliminate his political opponents. Dozens of executions took place directly in the house. Today, the old building houses a thematic museum. It has gathered instruments of torture and objects that were used to execute people suspected of witchcraft.
Another spectacular Renaissance monument is the old Town Hall building that was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site quite recently. Its main characteristic lies in the fact that various fragments of the building were built at different times. The number of Lemgo residents was growing rapidly in the 15-16 centuries, so the city authorities had to expand the Town Hall constantly. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Lemgo is a tiny old town whose inhabitants are known for their welcoming character and reverent attitude to historical traditions. Hundreds of years ago, it was an important trading city. … Open
The very first Town Hall was built in the 13th century, and then adjoining houses were simply attached to the building to expand it. The most spectacular is the central part of the building dated late 15th century. It is a vivid example of Gothic architecture. The last time the building was radically changed was the 16th century when it was supplemented with bright elements in the Renaissance style.
There are also unique historic monuments in the vicinity of the city, including the wonderful Brake Castle. The first official mention of it dates back to the early 14th century. In fact, the castle was erected much earlier. Originally, it was built not only for defensive purposes but as the residence of the counts of Lippe. The first owner of the castle at the end of the 12th century was Lord Bernhard II. The castle was used to hold the most important meetings and large-scale celebrations.
Lemgo cannot boast of a variety of noisy entertainment centers. The main way to spend leisure time for its guests and locals is walking along the picturesque streets and squares. In the … Open
Over hundreds of years, the castle has been constantly rebuilt and reconstructed. Finally, it gained its present appearance in the 19th century. Now the entire territory of the old castle is open for tours. It was possible to restore the atmosphere of past years in some of its halls. They keep interesting collections of art, antique furniture, and weapons, as well as other historical artifacts. The castle has also preserved several old mills and many outbuildings, including the former washhouse.
Walking along Lemgo's central streets, one can admire magnificent Renaissance buildings that once belonged to wealthy merchants. Neustädter Twins is considered the most beautiful half-timbered house among those that have been preserved here. One of the most interesting historic streets is Mittelstraße, which begins near the old market square. This street is one of the oldest in town, most of the houses located here have preserved some unique elements typical of the 13-14 centuries. Now the old street is pedestrian, its historic buildings are occupied by the most popular local shops and restaurants.
1. Lemgo is a fairly small town with beautifully preserved historic streets. Walking on foot is the best option for those who want to see all its amazing sights. 2. Many old streets and … Open
The town has many interesting museums and art galleries. Art connoisseurs would be especially interested in visiting the Museum Junkerhaus dedicated to the fine art of the late 19th century. In addition to artistic canvases, works of local artisans were also actively used for the museum's decoration. Most of the paintings presented here are framed in incredibly beautiful carved frames, which are valuable pieces of art themselves.
House - Haus - Casa Lemgo A unique historical object is the old oil mill, which is presently operational. Such mills were built in Lemgo back in the Middle Ages. Only one mill is now used for its intended purpose. Part of the old building has been converted into a historical museum. Everyone can get inside the mill and examine its structure, as well as see a collection of devices that were once used for oil production and storage. A very interesting collection is presented to visitors in the Museum Schloss Brake. It has gathered a collection of artworks and historical artifacts that belong to the period of Renaissance.
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Culture guide to Lemgo. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Lemgo: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Lemgo. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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