Due to the activities of the Hanseatic League, the town was soon influenced by international activity and wealth. Witnesses to those times are the 250 buildings, within the town wall which are listed and protected and form part of the restored town centre. This interesting mixture of historical buildings and modern architecture, small town charm and the warmth of the inhabitants, has made Lemgo well known and well loved. The Town Hall and the Witches-Mayor’s House are particularly impressive examples of the Weser-Renaissance . The latter is now the Town History Museum, and Brake Castle houses the Weser-Renaissance collection.
In recent times, Lemgo has enjoyed a pleasing economic revival. Lemgo firms are, for example, international market leaders in dental and lighting technology and metallurgy. In addition to a broad based school system, the town also hosts the Lippe Technical College, with its variety of business, science and technology courses.
Our most successful national champions are the TBV Handball Team. But they are not the only ones to benefit from our excellent sporting facilities.. The town is renown for the multifaceted sports on offer. Our high-profile successes include tennis, canoeing, trick cycling, baseball and triathlon.