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Paderborn is a youthful, dynamic city with a 1,200 year long history and a diversity that speaks for itself. The city with its 155,000 inhabitants is proud of its living traditions and its important history which you can discover across numerous historical buildings. Among the many noteworthy sights are the town hall, the cathedral, the imperial palace, the Pader spring area and Neuhaus Castle.

Here you can experience the pulsating life of a modern, burgeoning city through its abundant recreation, leisure and cultural offerings. The unique ambience of this city is the result of the contrast between tradition and innovation. A charming contast between high-tech and the Middle Ages awaits you in Paderborn – you will experience it as a harmonious coexistence.

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Facts & Figures

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Year 777

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51.71895 latitude and 8.764869 longitude

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What is the city known for?

Paderborner Beer

Pader springs