• Urheber: Benedikt Lücke, inIT
    Places for spirit and palate
  • Quelle: Mischa Gutknecht-Stoer, Fraunhofer
    Historic Hanseatic City of Lemgo

“A taste of Lippe”

Brewery Strate, Detmold

On Thursday evening, you can visit a local brewery and witness the fascinating process of brewing beer first-hand. Come and visit Strate (https://brauerei-strate.de), the oldest family-run brewery in Detmold, Germany, led by three women. This unique brewery boasts a magnificent marble hall and offers a taste of traditional German food alongside its unique beer creations. Whether you are a beer enthusiast or simply curious about the process, this is an experience you will not want to miss!

We have prepared the following program for you:

A bus will bring you directly from the INDIN to the Strate brewery. We start with a traditional welcome drink, and then we enjoy an exciting guided tour, giving us an outstanding overview of the brewery. Afterward, we will be served a traditional German dish: a delicious knuckle of pork with fresh cabbage salad and warm spent grains bread. Vegans have also been thought of: instead of a knuckle of pork, we can order a tasty lentil steak. Finally, of course, we will be able to taste the rich beer selection of the Strate brewery.

The brewery's store is open until 8.30 p.m. for you, so that you can bring a little piece of Germany home to your loved ones. Then, after a pleasant evening, the buses will take you back to your hotels.

“Nature does nothing in vain.”


Outdoor activities on your own initiative - Visit our information desk

Discover the region of Ostwestfalen-Lippe at your own pace with our selection of exciting excursions. Immerse yourself in the picturesque countryside and experience the region's distinct charm. Delve into the rich history that has shaped this area by visiting captivating historic sites and monuments. After days filled with engaging presentations and absorbing new information, take a breath of fresh air and relish in the beauty of the natural surroundings

Feel free to visit our excursion information desk at the conference venue. Our team will be delighted to assist you in creating an individual program for you and your colleagues. We are also available to provide support for transportation and guidance to the sights and activities. If you already would like to receive information in advance or customized suggestions, please write to us at [email protected]

You might also have a look at our Local Information page.

Here are some examples for activities in Lemgo and surroundings:

For Nature Enthusiasts

Are you ready for a delightful outdoor adventure in Ostwestfalen-Lippe? Lace up your hiking boots and explore the region's scenic beauty with our friendly hiking routes. These carefully selected trails, ranging from 4 to 6 kilometers, are designed to be enjoyed by everyone. Do not forget appropriate footwear.

Blaubeerenroute (Externsteine / Horn-Bad Meinberg)

Discover the Blaubeerenroute - a 6.4-kilometer adventure that beckons nature enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the diverse facets of a captivating natural landscape.

Walk by the impressive Externsteine, a fascinating rock formation made of Osning sandstone, at the heart of this route. These approximately 80 million years rocks tell a story of ancient seas and tectonic shifts. Generations upon generations have attributed cultural and historical meanings to these rock formations. Today, they stand as a remarkable natural and cultural monument, with their unique rounded shapes soaring high above the landscape. For a small fee of 4 € you can climb the stairs to the the top.

Embark on the Blaubeerenroute and experience the wonders of Ostwestfalen-Lippe's natural treasures. Let this captivating trail lead you through a landscape where nature reveals its countless facets, offering a truly memorable adventure for all who seek its beauty.

(Note: “Blaubeeren” is the German word for blueberries, hence the name Blaubeerenroute)

Försterteiche Staffpark (Lemgo)

Escape into the natural oasis of Försterteiche Staffpark, nestled in the charming town of Lemgo. This enchanting destination invites you to embark on a 4.1-kilometer journey through an idyllic floodplain forest, where captivating sights and serene surroundings await. Enjoy the view over the city of Lemgo.

As you wander along the circular trail, immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the Auenwald. Meander through its pathways, enchanted by the whispering leaves. Along the way, you'll encounter delightful wild enclosures, where you may catch glimpses of local wildlife in their natural habitats.

Find more Information about Staffpark

For those interested in history

Herman-Heidetal Route (Hermanns Monument / Detmold)

Experience the captivating Hermann-Heidental-Route, a 5.5-kilometer circular trail that intertwines with sections of the Hermanns- and Kaiser-Wilhelm-Weg. With a total ascent of 298 meters, this hike promises both invigorating challenges and awe-inspiring panoramic vistas.

While journeying through the Hermann-Heidental-Route, you will encounter a significant highlight: the mighty Hermann statue. This imposing monument pays homage to the legendary Germanic chieftain Arminius, also known as Hermann the Cheruscan. Standing tall and proud, the statue serves as a powerful symbol of heritage and courage. Take a moment to admire this iconic landmark, capturing the spirit of the region's history. For a small fee of 4 € you can climb the stairs to the viewpoint an the statue and marvel at the view over the Teutoburg Forest.

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Sparrenburg (Bielefeld):

Nobody knows exactly when it was built. The Sparrenburg - or exactly Sparrenberg Castle - was first mentioned in a document in 1256.

An excursion to the Bielefeld landmark is worthwhile at any time of the year, because the mighty fortress offers visitors a magnificent panoramic view of the university town on the Teutoburg Forest. The extensive castle grounds are located on one of the most beautiful high-altitude hiking trails in Germany and are accessible all year round. Start at the train station and stroll through the old town of Bielefeld with its many shopping and dining opportunities.

At the end, you will walk up the hill to the secluded Sparrenburg castle far away from the hustling city.

For those who like action

Rope Climbing Adventure:

At the Rope Climbing Park, you'll find a variety of challenging rope courses suspended high above the ground, designed to test your strength, agility, and courage. With different levels of difficulty, there's something for everyone, from beginners to experienced climbers. Traverse wobbly bridges, conquer suspended obstacles, and swing through the treetops as you push your limits and enjoy an adrenaline-filled adventure.

We highly recommend combining your visit to the Rope Climbing Park with a trip to the impressive Herman-statue nearby. To make the most of your experience, we urge you to book your tickets in advance.

For those who have not yet had enough of technology

Heinz Nixdorf Museum (Paderborn)

The Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum (HNF) in Paderborn invites you to discover and experiment! Discover the history, present and future of information technology on 6,000 square meters of exhibition space - from the first characters to typewriters and calculating machines to early computers and current robots.

Here you can visit the webpage for more information. Visit our information desk to get support for the transportation

State Horticultural Show Höxter 2023

Gardening like the monks did in the Middle Ages, blooming flowers at the foot of the Corvey World Heritage Site, strolling along the Weser and Wall: the North Rhine-Westphalian garden show town of Höxter scores with history and botanical diversity. In addition to an urban flowering meadow, the archeology park brings a sunken city back to life. The Remtergarten at the castle shows ancient and new types of vegetables, but also a large variety of edible flowers. The harvest is freshly cooked in the outdoor kitchen on the Square of Delights. A little train takes visitors to the half-timbered town of Höxter. Or you can take a steamer along the Horticultural Show Park. You can stroll along the promenade along the Weser on foot. It continues with a 70 meter long horizon bench to the quaint old town alleys. Three large playgrounds, a hands-on excavation and a hemp labyrinth make the 2023 State Horticultural Show in Höxter attractive for families with children.

Höxter is about 60 km away from Lemgo.

More about the State Horticultural Show
Flyer about State Horticultural Show


Please note that a limited number of participants are available for this excursion. We may have to cancel the tour if we do not receive enough registrations to meet the minimum number of participants. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. In this case, we will inform you in advance and fully refund the fees paid. Thus, please bring comfortable/appropriate clothing and suitable footwear for the chosen excursion.