The joy of playing in the auditorium
A wealth of concerts in the university city of Detmold
Summer in Detmold. Small groups of young students sit on the lawn in the palace garden. They study notes. Read. Laugh. The atmosphere is relaxed, instruments can be heard from many of the rooms around the University of Music. Classical piano music. Jazz. Singing. All jumbled together. A refreshing cacophony. Young men and women from 56 nations study on the outskirts of this charming city for their careers as musicians, singers and composers. They have found their profession. The polyphony of the day becomes harmonious again by night. Then the students show what they are passionate about. In the university orchestra, bands and choirs and in the public examination prelude. Around 400 concerts can be experienced here per year. Often in the concert hall, where the wave-field synthesis provides unique acoustics. In Detmold, the enthusiasm for music is particularly infectious.
Historical town core and endless hiking routes
The cultural town in the Teutoburg Forest raises enthusiasm in visitors even outside of the university of music. The historical town core with its 700 building monuments and a marketplace at its centre is great for taking a stroll. All around the town, endless hiking paths through the nature park Teutoburger/Ebbegebirge are waiting for guests. Hikers on the Hermannsweg and the Eggeweg leading across the Mittelgebirge will be rewarded with unique vistas, e.g. from the Hermann’s monument, high up on Grotenburg mountain. The Externsteine rock formation, likely the best-known natural beauty in the region, offers amazing views as well at a height of up to 40 metres, and has inspired visitors for generations.