The city’s wider community extends across eastern North-Rhine Westphalia and encompasses a catchment area of half a million people, the majority of whom live in the more rural outlying villages. There are 145,000 inhabitants (as recorded in December 2008) living within the city, many of which moved to Paderborn during the last thirty years.
The city has numerous qualities to tempt the visitor. With over 1200 years of history to its credit, it is steeped in historical tradition which has shaped the cityscape. The many parks and green spaces beginning right by the shopping precinct at Pader Springs are much appreciated by city-dwellers and visitors alike. Despite the recent modernisation and expansion of the city, it remains a user-friendly place that can be easily navigated. In comparison with other cities, inhabitants have only a short distance to travel from home to work. Paderborn’s appeal thus lies in the combination of many different qualities. Ancient and modern, sacred and spiritual, economic and political are all combined, each contributing to the city’s distinctive character. Take a virtual tour around Paderborn through our city guide and form your own picture of the city – then experience it for real by paying us a visit! We look forward to seeing you!
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Paderborn is home to world’s biggest computer museum
The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum is the world’s biggest computer museum, as well as a vibrant venue. The 5,000-year history, present and future of information technology is depicted over 6,000 m² of floorspace, from the origins of numbers and characters in 3,000 B.C. all the way to the computer age of the 21st century. The 2,000-plus objects on show are presented within the broad context of social and economic history, making the exhibition appealing to laymen and computer experts alike. The extensive offering of events in the MuseumsForum complements the exhibition. Lectures, workshops and conferences focus on aspects of the far-reaching influence exerted by information technologies on both man and society at large. Thus the remit of the HNF is to address the issues of man’s guidance and education in the present-day information society.
The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum is sponsored by the Stiftung Westfalen, founded by Heinz Nixdorf himself. This concentrates on promoting science and teaching, especially in the field of information technology.
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Lage des Uni-Campus in der
Stadt, Sicht nach Nordwest
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Universität Paderborn – TowerCam
According to the provincial government’s plans Paderborn-Lippstadt airport is intended to be the station for regional scheduled air traffic, occasional industrial air traffic, in particular for tourist air traffic and for company owned aircraft as well as the focus for general aviation.
These aims have been realized since the beginnings of tourist charter flights with large medium-haul aircraft in 1988.
Nonstop and feeder flights to Munich offer mobility to almost every destination in the world. Counting more than 38.000 flight movements and 1 million passengers each year Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport is well-established amongst European and International Airports.
Airlines offer a wide variety of holiday flights to the most attractive destinations in the south of Europe. Destinations like Spain, North Africa, Canary Island, in Turkey and Bulgaria are scheduled throughout the seasons. City flights to the hotspots in Europe complete the European network. Scheduled flights with Lufthansa feed the star alliance from Munich providing further continental and intercontinental destinations.
Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport was not built as a big airport at the outset. The focus lies rather more on a long-term project timeframe. Modular expansion and continuous planning for future buildings are in accordance with modern developments meeting the airline and passenger needs and demands. Low-key investments and a lean company structure have made Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport strong to meet the competitive market and endure economic crisis. The current facilities offer easy accessibility, high quality operation to short- and long-haul aircraft, a comprehensive service catalogue and a balanced mix of holiday and business flights within Europe. Lufthansa subsidiaries provide links to the worldwide network out of Munich.
Schloß Neuhaus, the former residence of the Prince Bishops of Paderborn, is deemed to be one of the most significant early examples of the Weser-Renaissance in this area and is therefore one of the main attractions in the Paderborner Land. The construction of the Palace commenced in the 13th Century and continued to be developed until the 16th Century to the four-winged building with its four round corner spires and its moat, as we now know it. Today, the majority of this complex accommodates a local school. The hall of mirrors is a beautiful venue for concerts, presentations and receptions. In 1994, its former Baroque garden was restored in accordance with an original plan for the Federal Garden Exhibition. Every year, from May to October, the ‘Schloßsommer’ (Summer in the Palace) programme provides numerous events in the gardens. Adjacent to the Baroque gardens are 42 hectares of parkland, the ‘Schloß und Auenpark’ is a popular destination for young and old, with museums, restaurants, footpaths, playgrounds, a crazy golf course and a so-called ‘pool’ for skaters.
A ‘green axis’ leads from the ‘Schloß und Auenpark’ along the Boke Canal to the leisure resort of the Lippe Lake.
The exhibition in the museum presents the natural characteristics of the Paderborner Land. It provides information on the geographic position, geology, typical habitats, fauna and flora and a journey through the ages of the earth, very comprehensively and in a most interesting manner. The museum has a special treat for the children, the ‘Kids’ Museum’.