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An ancient city with a forward-thinking population

Located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Detmold was once the site of a famous battle, where German tribes defeated the Roman Empire. Nowadays, this small city is a prosperous manufacturing and trading center, with a vibrant education sector and excellent transport links to regional hubs like Hanover, Dusseldorf, and Dortmund. It's also close to some beautiful scenery, such as the famous Externsteine rock formations of the Teutoburg Forest.



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Music Venues


A relatively small city of 73,000 people, Detmold is the heart of the Lippe region of North Rhine-Westphalia. A very strong education center, the city is famous for its music school and also hosts one branch of the Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe. This student population helps to ensure that Detmold has a lively cultural life, with numerous music venues showcasing local student talent.



Studying and Working in Detmold

Detmold has a couple of major higher education institutions. The most famous is the Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Music School), which routinely graduates world-class classical musicians. On the other hand, the Technische Hochschule OWL focuses on architecture and construction. It's renowned in Germany for researching sustainable building techniques and for the quality of its interior design courses. International students are welcome, but most OWL courses are taught exclusively in German.

For those who study in Detmold, the city offers natural beauty, with the Teutoburger Forest on its doorstep as well as musical venues and museums. Students can expect excellent career prospects, with plenty of high-class design and architecture firms in the North Rhine-Westphalia region.

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