As a 1200 year old university and cathedral city, Paderborn has all kinds of cultural and historical highlights to offer. There is a lot more for you to discover than just cloisters, castles and art because the city also has a young side. As a result of the various educational institutions and companies, many exciting events and businesses have been established.
It is only 15 km from Paderborn centre to Paderborn-Lippstadt airport, and you can quickly cover this distance with the local public transport or by taxi. By car, you will travel via the A 2, A 33 or A 44 from all directions into the city. Regular regional and long-distance trains connect the city with Hannover, Kassel and Dortmund.
When visiting the city-centre you will almost inevitably see thePaderborner Dom “Paderborner Cathedral”. It is an enchanting sight from both the outside and inside and it will tell you a lot about European history. You should definitely also pay a visit to the crypt in order to get an overall impression.
All sorts of exhibits, in particular from the recent history of technology, can be visited at the HNF Museums-Forum and you can also test them out to a certain extent. The calculators, computers and robots reveal many aspects of science history in an entertaining manner.
In 1997 the "Forum junger Künstler" „Forum for Young Artists“ in the Schloßpark was set up. During the summer months from May until October, you can enjoy the symbiosis of landscaped gardens and astonishing pieces of art on canvas or in 3D form, in the right wing of the Bürgerhaus”.
For evening entertainment, the two large cinemas in Paderborn are to be recommended, the "Cineplex" and the "UCI Kinowelt". You will find them both directly in the city-centre: the "Cineplex" on the Westernstraße and the "Kinowelt" next to the Libori-Galerie.
The cocktail bar Blauer Engel has a long tradition in the Heiersstr. 33, and it was extensively renovated in July 2005. The modern furnishing shapes the atmosphere of the bar in which you can try various high-quality wines, beers, cocktails and cigars for corresponding prices.