Paderborn is a university city associated with modern technology and the seat of many IT companies. In addition to monuments of the past, such as numerous churches and palaces, there is the world’s largest IT museum, the Heinz Nixdorf Museum Forum.
The history of the city dates back to the 8th century and the time of Charlemagne. At that time, there was one of the imperial palaces, which at the end of the 20th century was rebuilt on the found site. The oldest existing monument in the city is the small Romanesque chapel of St. Bartholomew, dating from the X-XI century historic center of Paderborn, centered around the cathedral and market square.
A Renaissance town hall building stands here, and the House of Adam and Eve, with frame construction, is the pride of the market. It currently houses the Museum of Urban History. In the Old Town, you can also see several other historic churches, such as the Church of St. Liborius, the Church of St. Urlich, and the Market Church.
A very attractive place in terms of tourism is Park Auen, which stands for the Renaissance Castle Neuhaus. The buildings in the park also include the City Gallery and the Paderborn Natural History Museum. Paderborn also has a wide museum offer.
In addition to the mentioned Diocesan Museum and Heinz Nixdorf Museum Forum, you can also visit the Museum of Tractors and Car Models and the LWL Museum at the Imperial Palace.