Garden Route of Cultural Events

The basis for Garten_Landschaft OstWestfalenLippe is the high concentration and quality of parks and gardens in the OstWestfalen Lippe area, which is unparalleled elsewhere in Germany. The art of gardening together with productions from the visual arts and the discovery of the special history of these places through art and music gives rise to "the linking of three art-forms". This is the special aspect of the cultural programme.more

        Ostwestfalen-Lippe - the region

Covering an area of 6,500 square kilometres, the region known as "Ostwestfalen-Lippe" in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia covers about a fifth of the surface area of this Federal Land. More than 2 million inhabitants live in the six districts of G�tersloh, Herford, H�xter, Lippe, Minden-L�bbecke and Paderborn along with the town of Bielefeld. Bielefeld, with 320,000 inhabitants, is the largest town, followed by the diocesan town of Paderborn with just over 140,000 inhabitants. Five further towns have more than 50,000 inhabitants (including Detmold as the seat of regional administration, which has a population of approximately 74,000).more

        Garden Design in Ostwestfalen-Lippe

Garten_Landschaft OstWestfalenLippe is the new cultural trademark of the region between the rivers Weser and Ems and the mountains of the Wiehengebirge, Teutoburger Wald und Eggegebirge. The basis for Garten_Landschaft OstWestfalenLippe is the high concentration and quality of parks and gardens in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe. Castles and monasteries here are still surrounded by historical gardens with precious trees and plants, Baroque complexes and English landscape parks designed by important landscape gardeners of the 18th and 19th centuries. In addition, the parks of five spas and the complexes of three Landesgartenschauen (regional garden shows) enhance the region.The art of gardening together with productions from the visual arts and the discovery of the special history of these places through art and music gives rise to "the linking of three art-forms". This is the special aspect of the cultural programme. more