13 Sights in Paderborn, Germany (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Paderborn, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Paderborn, Germany.

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1. Museum in der Kaiserpfalz

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The LWL-Museum in the Kaiserpfalz is located in the East Westphalian city of Paderborn in North Rhine-Westphalia in the immediate vicinity of the cathedral. It presents finds from Carolingian, Ottonian and Saxon times. It is located on the spot where the foundation walls of the Palatinate Paderborn from the 8th century and a later complex from the time of Henry II were found during construction work in 1964. They are part of today's building fabric and can still be understood very well in the masonry of the museum. In 1964, Charlemagne's imperial palace was also found right next to today's museum. The outline of this complex can only be recognized today by the reconstructed foundation walls. The Landesmuseum is supported by the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe. The building belongs to the Metropolitan Chapter and is rented rent-free to the sponsor of the museum.

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2. Rathaus

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The historic town hall of Paderborn is next to the High Cathedral one of the landmarks of the city of Paderborn. It was built between 1613 and 1620 by Hermann Baumhauer as an outstanding example of the Weser Renaissance at the appeal of Prince-Bishop Dietrich von Fürstenberg on behalf of the city council, incorporating a predecessor building from 1473. The building shows the principles of the Renaissance in Germany particularly succinctly: clear disposition of the components, emphasis on the surface, linear, sharply incised windows, which act as individual elements and are not included in a large overall movement as later in the Baroque. In the design of the ground floor arcades, even the Italian models from Florence are clearly visible.

Wikipedia: Rathaus Paderborn (DE)

3. Gymnasium Theodorianum

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The Gymnasium Theodorianum is a grammar school situated in the historic centre of Paderborn, Germany. Succeeding in the tradition of the cathedral school founded in 799, it is among the ten oldest schools in the world. It continues in the ideals of Renaissance humanism, with Latin taught as the primary foreign language and Ancient Greek offered as an additional subject. The school has produced several leading German political, scientific, religious and military figures. It is known locally simply as the “Theo”.

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4. Marktkirche

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The former Jesuit and university church, Sankt Franz Xaver, also called "Marktkirche", is located in the city center of Paderborn, near the Rathausplatz and right next to the Gymnasium Theodorianum, which uses the church on Thursdays for Catholic school services. In addition, the Marktkirche is next to the Gaukirche zum heiligen Ulrich and the Busdorfkirche "Sankt Petrus und Andreas" parish church of the Paderborn inner city parish "Sankt Liborius", founded in 1998.

Wikipedia: Marktkirche (Paderborn) (DE)

5. Franziskanerkirche

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The Franciscan Monastery Paderborn is a Franciscan monastery founded in 1658 in the Westernstraße in Paderborn in North Rhine-Westphalia. Until the merger of the German Franciscan Provinces into the German Franciscan Province of St. Elizabeth in 2010, it belonged to the Saxon Franciscan Province of the Holy Cross. Previously, from 1232 to the 16th century, there was already a monastery of the same order on the Kamp, which perished as a result of the Reformation.

Wikipedia: Franziskanerkloster Paderborn (DE)

6. Abdinghofkirche

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The Abdinghofkloster Sankt Peter und Paul is a former Benedictine abbey in Paderborn, consisting of its foundation by Bishop Meinwerk von Paderborn, born in Renkum, the Netherlands, in 1015 until its secularization on 25 March 1803. However, new archaeological findings suggest that the Abdinghof monastery was not built until the late 11th century. If this is true, Bishop Meinwerk cannot have laid the foundation stone of the monastery.

Wikipedia: Abdinghofkloster (DE)

7. Busdorfkirche

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The Busdorfkirche is a church in Paderborn, Germany, which was built on the model of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Busdorf Abbey (German: Stift Busdorf) was a collegiate foundation founded in Paderborn in 1036. The monastery and church were originally located outside the city, but were included in the 11th/12th century in the course of the expansion of the city.

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8. St. Michael

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St. Michael's Monastery is a monastery in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Abbey churches are protected. In 2012, the Order of the Augustine Girls' Choir handed over St Michael's Coliseum and St Michael's Middle School to the Archdiocese of Paderborn. The well-preserved facade of the monastery church is considered to be an important witness to Flemish baroque style.

Wikipedia: Michaelskloster (Paderborn) (DE)

9. Gaukirche Sankt Ulrich

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The Gaukirche, also Gokirche, Gokerken or lat. ecclesia rurens, Pfarrkirche St. Ulrich, is a Roman Catholic church in Paderborn, built around 1170/80 and owned by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The church is located on the market or cathedral square of the episcopal city opposite the High Cathedral of Paderborn.

Wikipedia: Gaukirche St. Ulrich (Paderborn) (DE)

10. Hoher Dom St. Maria, St. Liborius & St. Kilian

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Paderborn Cathedral is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Paderborn. It is located in the city centre of Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Mary, Saint Kilian and Saint Liborius. The official German name is Hoher Dom Ss. Maria, Liborius und Kilian.

Wikipedia: Paderborn Cathedral (EN)

11. Kapuzinerkirche

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The Liborianum is an educational institution in Paderborn and has gone through an eventful history. It served different purposes over the centuries; for over 200 years it was a Capuchin monastery. It takes its name from Saint Liborius, the patron saint of the Archdiocese of Paderborn.

Wikipedia: Liborianum (DE)

12. Adam- und Eva-Haus

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The Adam and Eve House, Hathumarstraße 7, is one of the oldest and most richly decorated half-timbered houses in Paderborn. It is also considered the oldest preserved town house in Paderstadt and housed Paderborn's "Museum für Stadtgeschichte" from 1977 to March 2015.

Wikipedia: Adam-und-Eva-Haus (DE)

13. Alexiuskapelle

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The Alexius Chapel in Paderborn is a Baroque brick building based on the Flemish model. It is located in Paderborn's city centre at the Abdinghof and thus in the immediate vicinity of both the Abdinghof Church and the cathedral.

Wikipedia: Alexiuskapelle (Paderborn) (DE)

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