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
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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:

  • 08.04.2023 Paderborner easterrun
  • 22.04.-01.05.2023 Lunapark with lunamarket
  • 01.05.2023 Sparkassen-SchlossSommer
  • 05.05.-07.05.2023 Springfestival
  • 01.06.2023 AStA Sommerfestival
  • 07.07.-10.07.2023 Paderborner Schützenfest
  • 22.07.-30.07.2023 Libori
  • 05.08.-25.08.2023 Secret City-Fassadenfestival
  • 18.08.-20.08.2023 Paderborner Weindorf
  • 01.-03.09.2023 Hochstift a la carte
  • 21.10.-29.10.2023 Herbstlibori
  • 04.11.2023 Honky Tonk Barfestival
  • 24.11.-23.12.2023 Christmasmarket
  • 08.12.-10.12.2023 Weihnachtszauber im Schloßpark
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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