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Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Paderborn city hall


Historical half-timbered houses

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Paderborn is on the Autobahn A33.

By coach[edit]

By plane[edit]

Terminal Flughafen Paderborn
  • 1 Paderborn/Lippstadt airport (located about 15 km south-west of Paderborn). There are regular connections with Munich as well as seasonal/charter flights to holiday destinations around the Mediterranean Sea and on the Canary Islands. There is an express bus every hour between the airport and the Paderborn bus terminal. Paderborn Lippstadt Airport (Q685536) on Wikidata Paderborn Lippstadt Airport on Wikipedia

By train[edit]

  • 2 Paderborn main station (Paderborn Hauptbahnhof). served several times a day by intercity trains between Düsseldorf and Weimar Paderborn Central Station (Q474433) on Wikidata Paderborn Hauptbahnhof on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

Foot, bus or bicycle


Cathedral in Paderborn (South side)
  • 1 Dom (Cathedral), Domplatz. 11th -16th century
  • Rathaus (City Hall).
  • Adam-und-Eva-Haus (Adam and Eve House), Hathumarstraße 7.
  • Paderquellgebiet (Pader Headwaters). An area of more than 200 springs, the source of the Pader river, the shortest river in Germany.
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Schloss Neuhaus


  • 1 PaderKletter Park, Dubelohstraße 100. climb trees next to a pond, where you can also hire rowing boats
  • Guided Segway tours. Ask at tourist information
  • Water skiing, at the Nesthauser See in Sande (some kilometers northwest).
  • Flugplatz Haxterhöhe (on a hill south of the city). Take a guest flight in a glider
  • Watch football at SC Paderborn 07. They were relegated in 2020 and now play soccer in 2. Bundesliga, Germany's second tier. Their home ground is the Benteler-Arena, capacity 15,000, two km northwest of city centre on Paderborner Strasse near the autobahn junction.


  • Libori - the annual fair in the city center (1 week)
  • Frühlingsfest - annual spring party with live music
  • Herbstlibori - as above, but smaller
  • Paderhalle. Concerts
  • Kulturwerkstatt. Concerts


Great downtown area. Libori Galeri and Suedring are local shopping locations. Check out the street "Die Grube" between Cathedral and "Kamp".


Sunday Brunch is a must while in Germany. There are plenty of restaurants along Kamp within which one may find time well spent.


Paderborner Beer.

  • Sappho. bar and discotheque with alternative music. The Gyros with mayonnaise just next to the entry is a good fatty basis for a night.
  • Limericks. Afterwards (in the morning) a visit to nearby is obligatory.
  • Paderschänke. tapas bar offers spanish ambiente, snacks and wine.
  • Biergarten on Mühlenstraße. is the biggest one in Paderborn.
  • Alles Ist Gut. probably the smallest.


  • 1 Arosa Hotel (Best Western).
  • 2 Welcome Hotel, Fürstenweg 13.
  • 3 In Via Gästehaus, Giersmauer 35.
  • 4 Youth hostel, Meinwerkstraße 16.
  • 5 Lippesee Camping, Hermann-Löns-Straße 165.
  • Camping north of Sennelager.


Bad Lippspringe spa gardens
  • Kaiser-Karls-Park, Bad-Lippspringe (10 km north of Paderborn). Neatly trimmed spa gardens.
  • Gräflicher Park (Earl's park), Bad Driburg (24 km east of Paderborn, 22 minutes by train).
  • Wewelsburg, Büren (16 km south of Paderborn). Triangular-shaped, early 17th-century Renaissance castle built for the prince-bishops of Paderborn. During the Nazi era it was chosen as an SS cult-site and redesigned after Heinrich Himmler's fancy.

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