Paderborn Travel Guide

  • Rathausplatz
    Rathausplatz
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  • Busdorfkirche from the east
    Busdorfkirche from the east
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  • Sports & Outdoors
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Paderborn Things to Do

  • The Neuhaus Castle

    The Neuhaus Castle in the Westphalian city of Paderborn was built from 1524 to 1526 in style of Weser-Renaissance. Until 1802 it has been the seat of the prince-bishops of Paderborn and from then it was used for military purposes - until 1945 by Prussia and then unteil 1964 by the British Army of the...

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  • Libori Fest

    The Libori Fest is an annually celebrated nine-days church and people's event in Paderborn. This event is one of the largest and oldest celebrations in Germany, and the most important one when it comes to the traditions of Paderborn. The Libori Fest is called Paderborn's 5th season. Its origin goes back to the year 836. The Reliquien of the...

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  • Libori Galerie

    Paderborn's Libori Galerie is a lovely mall, not over fancy, not over exciting but nice and neat, near the center, park and pedestrian zone. Parking house looked rather small with less space for big cars.

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  • Adam and Eve House

    World War II bombs spared one single block of old Paderborn, North of the Dom behind the Pader springs, in Hathumarstraße and Auf den Dielen. This is the only street in town where you can still see a row of half-timbered houses. The prettiest house of them all ist the so-called Adam and Eve House. The woodcarvings on the gable are full of pictures:...

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  • Bartholomäus Chapel

    The chapel between Dom and Pfalz was erected under Bishop Meinwerk in the first quarter of the 11th century. Rumours tell that it was built by Greek builders, but according to experts these rumours cannot be trusted.Anyway, the chapel with its slender columns, dome vaults and three naves of equal height is unique North of the Alps. Whenever the...

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  • Dom - The Chapel for the Victims of...

    The little chapel at the far end of the cloister on the way to the three hares window is dedicated to the victims of World War II. It is decorated with mosaics all over. Despite its bright colours it is easily overlooked, as it is rather dark and hidden behind a gate.Agnes Mann, who is mostly known for stained glass windows, created the mosaics in...

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  • 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...

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  • Rathaus - City Hall

    The historical city hall still is the centre of the city's administration. The renaissance façade with its three gables overlooks the series of squares in front, Rathausplatz and Marienplatz. The Ratskeller underneath is a good restaurant.

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  • Synagogue Memorial

    The synagogue of Paderborn was, like most others in Germany, destroyed in the pogrom of 1938. The four brick arches mark its former location and recall the crimes of the Nazi regime.

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Paderborn Hotels

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  • Best Western Arosa Hotel

    The staff were friendly and the rooms are very comfortable. However, these could not overcome my...

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  • Parkhotel Guetersloh

    Kirchstrasse 27 Guetersloh

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel zur Muhle

    Muhlenstrasse 2, Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, 33098, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Paderborn Restaurants

  • Best of beef Carpaccio ever

    On different occasions we've enjoyed there great breakfast, wonderful buffett with every fresh of goodies one can think of. And while we were there for supper, we've had some most fantastic seafood, prior to that the best of beef Carpaccio ever with arugula, roasted pine nuts, balsamic vinegar, and on top parmesan cheese. All really delicious! Very...

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  • Pan fried pork at nice place

    Alte Residenz is a nice place with seats outdoor in front of restaurant's entry under a few trees, and along the main road of Paderborn's Neuhaus. Pretty noisy but still very nice to dine out there since it's joy to visit in Paderborn anyway, also Alte Residenz is located right around the Neuhaus Castle. Restaurant's atmosphere, service, and...

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  • Amazing Hamburgers

    Alex's is located in the downtown part of the city and across from Feuerstein. This place has the best hamburgers I have ever eaten and the best part is that it is cheap! Definitely the hamburgers because when I was studying over in Paderborn last year I was missing American food and I was craving a hamburger so when I saw they had it on their...

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Paderborn Nightlife

  • Irish Pub

    Great Karaoke Show every Tuesday and Friday night, Live Music every Saturday, lots of great partys and special events, and live sports on the big screen make the Auld Triangle a great place any day of the Week,its a nice mixed crowd of age groups, locals and students, and you instantly feel welcome as their motto goes "There are no strangers here,...

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  • International Student Parties @...

    Every Tuesday there's an International Students' Special. Students from Uni Paderborn (from abroad and from Germany as well, if interested) meet there, have a drink (to a special price :), chat, and have FUN. Great parties! None

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  • Something for 60-90's music lovers

    If you'd rather dance to the music of the 60-90's you should choose Capitol. Every weekend and on some weekdays there are parties devoted to some specific period - eg. 70s party, 80s party, 90s party, saturday night fever and so on. The dress code is even more relaxed her than at the Residenz. No problem getting in wearing sneakers and T-Shirt (it...

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Paderborn Transportation

  • By car

    Paderborn is conveniently situated close to the main road network along the motorways. A 44 (Dortmund-Kassel) and A 33 (Bielefeld at junction Wuennenberg-Haaren).

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  • Paderborn Airport

    Not too sure whether getting there is that easy but for sure it's easy getting away from there as it's one tienniest little Airport. The easy accessibility is a true advantage to elderlies, business travellers and any tourists for that matter. Euro Shuttle from Manchester, London and Southampton, Air Berlin expands their services between Britain...

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  • By train

    The Deutsche Bahn AG offers comfortable connections to Paderborner Land. The “Inter City Express” will take you via Brussels and Cologne to Paderborn main station.

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Paderborn Shopping

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    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 23, 2009

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    At a convention in Münster on historical church vestments last year I learned about the fashion problems of catholic priests. The colours and general shape of the vestments is prescribed but still there are details in cut and shape, material, images, symbols and ornamentation to decide upon. This fashion store in Grube caters for all those needs. Most probably you are not a potential client, but a look into the shop windows adds to feeling the flair of catholic Paderborn.

    The shop next door sells church silver, candles, crosses, figures of saints and anything a catholic church might need.

    What to buy: Church vestments and all other items a catholic church needs.

    What to pay: I cannot tell, for I am obviously not a client of this shop.

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Paderborn Local Customs

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    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 23, 2009

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    Bikes in Paderborn enjoy a dive into the cool waters of the Pader on a hot summer’s day (or do they?)

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Paderborn What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Updated Dec 25, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Rainy season: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 8 – 18°C ( 47 - 64°F ); min: 1 - 7°C ( 34 - 44°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 22°C ( 70 - 72°F ); min: 11 - 12°C ( 50 - 52°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 7 – 18°C ( 45 - 64°F); min: 2 - 9°C ( 36 – 49°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 3 – 5°C ( 38 - 41°F); min: 0 - 1°C ( 32 - 34°F )

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Paderborn Off The Beaten Path

  • A ride into the quiet countryside

    Paderborn is located in a rural part of Northwest-Rhineland and a car trip there is a treat for those who want to find quiet fields of swaying green grass and the clean air of the quiet German countryside. Less than 10 miles to the east of Paderborn is the Teutonburger Forest, a reserve accessible by car with nearby accommodations and great...

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  • One shall trust in reconciliation

    This cemetery is located near Paderborn. In the beginning of 1945, toward the end of WWII, it came to a quick but heavy fight between German troops and US-Army. Cemetary was inaugurated in August 1953. Buried are about 500 fallen soldiers. Nowadays the Military cemetery is named Valley Of Peace.

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  • Road trip to Paderborn in winter

    Paderborn lies between the Egge Gebirge and the Teutoburg Forest. It's an area with a very beautiful landscape to just take a trip through, or actually to visit the old Westphalian imperial, episcopal and Hanseatic town of Paderborn.Tourist Information:Marienplatz 2 aPaderborn, 33098ph: 01149-5251 88-2980

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Paderborn Sports & Outdoors

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    by MD2nd Updated May 21, 2013

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    There are plenty of those lovely, little lakes in Paderborn, surrounded by woods and parks providing with sport activities. The lake where at visitors can rent a wooden, simple-small boat, is located right beside the ropes/climbing course. Beautiful to paddle on a lake's shallow water circled by pure green. Beautiful also it has less a sporting spirit but romantic and refreshing.

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Paderborn Favorites

  • 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...

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  • St Liborius, the Local Saint

    To support the mission among the pagan Saxons who had only recentl become Christians the second Bishop of Paderborn, Badurad, wanted the relics of a saint in his church. In 836 he asked his colleague in Le Mans and received the mortal remains of Saint Liborius, a former Bishop of Le Many who had lived in the late 4th century. The relics were...

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  • Remembering the War

    "Favourite" is the wrong headline for this...All over the city centre you find boards with old photos. There are always two pictures. One shows what that location looked like before the Second World War, with all the intact historical architecture. The second is a photo of the ruins in 1945. You can compare to the present situation. Sometimes one...

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In the woods
Off The Beaten Path
Remnants of the Fortifications
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Paderhalle
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The Pader Springs
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Jesuitenkirche
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Former Jesuit University
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Gaukirche St Udalricus
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Franziskanerkirche
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Diözesanmuseum
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The Three Hares Window
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Dom - the Cloister
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Dom – the Interior
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Dom – the Cathedral
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Alexiuskirche – the Orthodox Church
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Busdorfkirche: the Cloister
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Busdorfkirche: the Church
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Abdinghofkirche St Peter und Paul
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Sight seeing
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The Three-Hares-Window
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Probably the most popular club in town
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Great Pork-chops (Schnitzel) & more
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River Pader and its springs
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Busdorf-Kirche
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Marktkirche (Market Church)
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Parking in Paderborn
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Schloss Neuhaus
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Computer museum ’Heinz-Nixdorf-Museumsforum’ (HNF)
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Adam und Eva Haus
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Museum in der Kaiserpfalz (Imperial Palace Museum)
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The legend about the peacock
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Drei-Hasen-Fenster (Three Hares’ Window)
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Inside the cathedral
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The cathedral
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