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A beautiful historic cathedral

We visited in October and although restoration works were ongoing most of the building was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shay G
via mobile
Beautiful church with lots of history

I was surprised to find such an imposing, beautiful cathedral in a small-ish city such as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joanie C
Oakville, Canada
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Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 5251 1251287
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in October and although restoration works were ongoing most of the building was viewable. There has been a church on the site since the 700’s and the history behind the current cathedral is interesting. My 13 year old son who was dragged away...More

Thank Shay G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised to find such an imposing, beautiful cathedral in a small-ish city such as Paderborn. It's also ancient - apparently a church has been on this site since the year 777, and the current church was built in the 13th century. THere are...More

Thank Joanie C
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

The beautiful large Roman tower was being refurbished, so hidden from view, the rest was in an impressive flamboyant Gothic style, very much worth while visiting, the glass windows are all modern ones, the old ones not having survived the WW II bombings. A peaceful...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

A must visit place in Paderborn and is centrally located.Recent work has ensured full access for anyone concerned about mobility issues.Big selection of interesting shops and restaurants nearby

Thank lowry0195
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Much of the medieval architecture and art has been restored, in spite of nearly being destroyed in the war. I had a fantastic tour of the old heart of the city, including the cathedral.

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Worth a visit. Beautiful church. The tower has been covered in scaffolding for years. The renovation may never end.

Thank Brad H
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Due to my business activities in Paderborn, I could not enter the building (always closed in after business hours during the week), but still I could admire the building from outside. The cathedral pretends to be a millennium old, and there really was a Carolingian...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

What a stunning building. Wonderful architecture inside and out. Located at the top of the town just a short walk to the shops and park. Open to all members of the public. We came past here on a walk in to the town and thought...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

A stunning building to marvel at. For the best views of the Cathedral, take the footpath from the park and climb up the hill towards the building. When inside, do not miss the crypt, which is one of the largest in Germany and the cloisters...More

1  Thank Antanas B
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Very impressed by this cathedral and its history and rebuilding after being badly damaged in WWll. Beautiful church, out-buildings, courtyards, crypts and of course the window of the three hares.

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