Do mild winters and warm summers excite you? OK, maybe I don’t buy too much into a weatherperson’s propaganda (I love all seasons), but the weather somehow works for most in Barntrup.
Located only about 9km west of the musical streets of Bad Pyrmont, the town of Barntrup is a big hodge podge of history, culture, and nature. But, no worries about the weather not really cooperating, right?
Hmm, now where to start? I know! How does the History and Culture Museum sound? Good, right? In it you’ll learn quite a bit about the local wildlife (good for when you’re out in the nature reserve areas and the historical park gardens) and even see fossils.
Barntrup — Top Areas Of Interest
Many of the prehistoric finds from the Barntrup region are in the Lippe Regional Museum in Detmold. No need to rush off just yet, I’m just sayin’. ;-)
Many, many (MANY) centuries later, the residents of Barntrup built the Kerssenbrocksches Schloss (in the famous Weser Renaissance style) and many of the famous timber-framed houses that everyone loves so much. The oldest one is found at Unterestr. 33, built in 1596.
I’m sorry we’re about 100 years too late to see the early 17th century Rathaus (Town Hall). It burned down in 1909 and was quickly rebuilt.
Other sightseeing in Barntrup includes a visit to the Evangelical Parish Church, that was actually founded in 1317. Except then it was known as the Church of St. Mary.
For a bit of culture, take in a performance at the Puppet Theater. Oh wait! You can only do that during the theater’s “season,” which is January & February only.
During the other ten months of the year you’re able to find something you’ll like. How about the Town Festival in September? The Christmas Market during the Advent Season? Hey, you’re always down for a good party and chance to go shopping, aren’t you? ;-)
You’re also down for a chance to go eating? Then try the Lippischer Pickert while you’re here — it’s a local specialty made with potatoes, flour, currants and raisins (served with jam, sausage, and butter).
With food this good, I think we can all overlook whichever weather conditions Barntrup is serving us.