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Stadtarchiv Detmold

The archives preserve the written cultural heritage in its area of responsibility. It safeguards legal and cultural assets of high value and serves the needs of society for historical information, transparency of administrative action and legal certainty. On these pages you will find further information and references to the archive.

Stadtarchiv Detmold

Opening Times & Contact

Your Contact

Willi-Hofmann-Straße 2
32756 Detmold

Phone number
+49 5231-766110 (Dr. Bärbel Sunderbrink)
Opening hours
8.00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday to Thursday
8.00am - 4.00pm
8.00am - 1.00pm

Ordering of archival documents

Monday to Thursday
9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am and 11.30am
Our holdings

The holdings of the archive refer to diverse groups of documents that have been combined into a unit according to logically comprehensible aspects such as their origin, their context of origin and their factual content according to formal characteristics. These include, for example, the files of city and district administrations, but also collections of photographs and newspaper clippings. Almost all documents in an archive are assigned to collections that structure the archive. The holdings of the archive are available online in this portal and can be researched


Das Stadtarchiv Detmold nutzt die Dienstbibliothek des Landesarchivs.
In unmittelbarer Nähe der Archive befindet sich die Lippische Landesbibliothek mit reichhaltigen Beständen und allen bibliothekarischen Diensten.