Grubestrasse 3-7, Hoxter, North Rhine-Westphalia, 37671, Germany
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Germany’s Shortest River
Germany’s shortest river, the Pader, has a total length of 4 kms from the springs to the point where it flows into the Lippe.
The peculiarity is that the Pader is born a river. It does not grow from little streams becoming bigger streams, then a tiny river, etc. The springs in the centre of Paderborn are so strong and produce so much water that it has the size of a river from the beginning.
After a few hundred metres the current is already strong enough to drive several water mills. The most romantic spot is to be found at Inselspitz where the two main branches, Rothobornpader and Dielenpader, meet. A footpath leads across wooden bridges close to a big old mill wheel.
Kaiserpfalz – the Imperial Palace
The Kaiserpfalz behind the cathedral is a reconstruction. In 1964 archeologists found the foundation of Charlemagne's palace, the very same place where king and pope had negotiated the coronation in 799.
Until 1977 the archeologists also unearthed the much better preserved palace of Heinrich II, built in the early 11th century. The finds allowed a reconstruction of this building that includes historical substance.
The Kaiserpfalz is now a museum and also serves for concerts, lectures and festive events. It is owned by the metropolitan chapter of Paderborn.
Geoffs Paderborn Page
The city of Paderborn, in North Rhine Westphalia, is primarily an agricultural market and industrial centre, manufacturing chemicals, machinery and textiles. It is an Army garrison town, and home to British and other troops
Any visitor to Paderborn who has a spare day should visit the 17th century castle in the village of Wewelsburg, about 15 km south of the town. See my Travelogue Wewelsburg Castle.
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