Free-time activities in Paderborn – Computers, tigers and tractors

Experience idyllic nature, historical buildings as well as art and free-time fun around Paderborn. Whether you want to take a walk to the Pader springs, visit the computer or tractor museum, take a trip to the Adlerwarte, visit the bird park, go on a balloon ride or even a safari – Paderborn offers diverse activities. Are you particularly interested in historical events? Historical treasures such as the cathedral of Paderborn, built by Charlemagne, as well as impressive natural monuments like the Externsteine offer plenty of signs worth visiting. Explore the area. We will gladly advise you!

Wanderschuhe und Karte auf Bank

Our hiking highlights – the best routes

  • Pader hike: 11.9 km of nature and culture along the river Pader, Germany's shortest river
  • From the Pader springs to the Lippesee lake: 10.7 km hike along the river Pader from the inner city of Paderborn to the Neuhaus Castle quarter, where the Pader joins the Lippe
  • Römer-Lippe route: 400 km, to experience Roman culture, through Paderborn and right past the Welcome Hotel
  • South round of Paderborner Höhenwegs: 10,3 km This tour takes walker on an adventure. On this route are many attractions
  • Buchen-Wildnis-Pfad: 4,8 km The five kilometre long way leads around the Naturwaldzelle Rosenberg and adjoin on two wilderness areas
  • Hike around the Steinhorster Becken: 5 km A significant biotope with a species-rich bird world expected you on your way


  • Paderborn cathedral
  • Warsteiner Welt
  • German tractor and model car museum
  • Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
  • Safaripark Stukenbrock
  • Hermann monument
  • Archbishopric diocese museum
  • Museum of city history in the Adam-and-Eva-Haus
  • Golf Clubs Teutoburger Wald / Paderborner Land
Kathedrale Paderborn Welcome Hotels

Leisure time in Paderborn: Events are made here

Paderborn always offers activity. We have put together a few events for to spare you a long search. Here are the highlights:

  • 12.07.-15.07.2024 Paderborner Schützenfest
  • 27.07.-04.08.2024 Libori
  • 10.08.-30.08.2024 Secret City-Fassadenfestival
  • 23.08.-25.08.2024 Paderborner Weindorf
  • 31.08.2024 Museumsnacht
  • 09.09.-10.09.2024 Künstlermesse Performance
  • 12.09.-15.09.2024 OWL Challenge - Int. Reitturnier -
  • 19.10.-27.10.2024 Herbstlibori
  • 09.11.2024 Honky Tonk Kneipenfestival
  • 22.11.-23.12.2024 Weihnachtsmarkt
  • 11.12.2024-08.01.2025 Paderborner Weihnachtscircus - Cinderella -
Ein Abend Im Theater

Paderborner Christmas Circus - Get the real feel of magic

Escape from the stress of everyday life and let yourself be enchanted by the popular Variete Show. Excellent actors and singers will present you a special variant of Charles Dicken's famous history "A Christmas Carol". Enjoy a wintery cocktail and a warm waffle with plums in our hotel.

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