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!

Pack a picnic basket and hike to your heart's delight

Paderborn offers many destinations for hiking fans as well. Many hiking paths in and around Paderborn invite you to get moving properly. Afterwards, rest and relax in our hotel's sauna area and restaurant.

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
Kathedrale Paderborn Welcome Hotels

Leisure time in Paderborn: Events are made here

Paderborn always offers activity. We have put together a few current events for to spare you a long search:

  • Libori - Paderborns fifth season and one of the largest highlights in town from 24.07.-01.08.2020
Fahrradtour durch den Wald


Sie möchten die faszinierende Landschaft des Paderborner Land mit dem Rad erkunden? Wir bieten Ihnen ganzjährig gegen Gebühr Leihfahrräder an. Im Zeitraum von April bis Oktober erweitern wir unser Angebot und verfügen zusätzlich über hochwertige E-Bikes.



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