Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Detmold

Come and experience Detmold and its monuments, culture and history. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the forests, bird watching and entertainment. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Detmold

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Detmold a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zoo Safaripark Stukenbrock (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Hortus Vitalis (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • H2O Herford Sports and Water Park (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Bad Pyrmont Golf Club (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Hufeland Therme (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Olderdissen Animal Park (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Detmold

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Detmold. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Adlerwarte Berlebeck (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Externsteine (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Arminiuspark (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Gradierwerken (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Kurpark (12.3 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Lake Schieder (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Detmold

The nearest airport is in Paderborn (PAD-Paderborn - Lippstadt), located 24.9 mi (40.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Hannover (HAJ), which is 50.3 mi (81 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Detmold Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Detmold?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 128 holiday lettings around Detmold. From 112 flats & apartments to 8 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Detmold?

Nothing comes close to a visit to the countryside. Think peaceful walks in nature, quaint local cafes and stargazing from your porch by night. Bring it on! HomeAway has 26 countryside holiday properties in this destination. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our selection here includes:

  • 26 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 23 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 19 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Detmold?

There's no need to miss out on the conveniences of home just because you're heading off on holiday. Kick back and relax in your very own apartment and explore the area like a local. HomeAway has 103 for you to browse here. How does £17 per night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't dilly dally! Or perhaps you're eager to try something a little different. We have a number of other possibilities, such as:

  • Hotel: 49 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £29 per night.
  • House: 8 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £82 per night.

Can I stay in Detmold in a large group?

Whether you're taking off on a getaway with your relatives or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's always heaps of fun being in a new place together! The best news is that HomeAway has places to suit you. 7 apartment holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the leading choice here for big groups. Ready to secure your place? Holiday rentals that fit large numbers of people include:

  • Tracking down places that can accommodate 5 people? We have 9 available. Prices start from £34 a night.
  • Alternatively, if you're hunting for a place that will comfortably fit 6 guests, we have 9 available. You're looking at a starting price of £82 a night.

You have heaps of options that will be perfect for you and the entire family. There's no time to waste!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Detmold?

HomeAway is here to help you enjoy quality time with your friends and family. Offering up a variety of value-packed holiday rentals, it won't be tricky to find a fabulous den to suit everyone. Bagging a holiday rental in or around Kernstadt is a great way to avoid burning a hole in your wallet. We have 5 options and the average cost is £109 per night.