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Paderborn
Paderborn town hall
Paderborn town hall
Coat of arms of Paderborn
Paderborn is located in Germany
Paderborn
Coordinates 51°43′0″N 8°46′0″E / 51.716667°N 8.766667°E / 51.716667; 8.766667
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Paderborn
City subdivisions 8
Mayor Heinz Paus (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 179.38 km2 (69.26 sq mi)
Elevation 94-347 m
Population  144,258  (31 December 2006)[1]
 - Density 804 /km2 (2,083 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate PB
Postal codes 33041-33106
Area codes 05251, 05252, 05254, 05293
Website paderborn.de
Location of the city of Paderborn within the district
Location of the city of Paderborn within the district

Paderborn (German pronunciation: [paːdɐˈbɔʁn]) is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district. The name of the city derives from the river Pader, which originates in more than 200 springs near Paderborn Cathedral, where St. Liborius is buried.

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History

Paderborn was founded as a bishopric by Charlemagne in 795. In 799 Pope Leo III fled his enemies in Rome and reached Paderborn, where he met Charlemagne. Charlemagne reinstated Leo in Rome in 800 and was crowned as Holy Roman Emperor by Leo in return.

The bishop of Paderborn became a Prince of the Empire in 1100. The city was taken by Prussia in 1802, then by the French vassal state Kingdom of Westphalia from 1807 to 1813 and then returned to Prussia.

The tree Irminsul was supposedly located near Paderborn.[2]

Paderborn was the seat of the Bishopric of Paderborn; today it is seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop.

Paderborn in 1647.

St. Liborius is commemorated in Paderborn every year in July with the Liborifest. He is the patron of Paderborn, to which his relics were transferred in 836.

Sports

soccer: SC Paderborn 07 (2nd league) basketball:Paderborn Baskets (1st league) volleyball:Grün-Weiß Paderborn (3rd league) baseball: Untouchables Paderborn (1st league, record champion) football: Paderborn Dolphins (3rd league) squash: Paderborner Squash Club (1st league, record champion)

All leagues are in Germany

Geography

Paderborn is situated at the spring of the Pader river, approx. 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Lippstadt and approx. 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Bielefeld. The hills of the Eggegebirge are located east of the city.

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Neighbouring places

Division of the town

The city of Paderborn consists of the following wards

  • Paderborn (city center)
  • Schloß Neuhaus
  • Elsen
  • Benhausen
  • Wewer
  • Paderborn-Dahl
  • Neuenbeken
  • Marienloh
  • Sennelager
  • Sande

Population

Paderborn has a population of over 144,000, of which approximately 10% are students at the local university. Additionally, about 10,000 members or relatives of members of the British armed forces live in Paderborn, but are not included in the nominal population size. About half of the armed forces and families live in the Sennelager ward, the location of the largest barracks.

Industry

Paderborn is the headquarters of the former Nixdorf Computer AG, which was acquired by Siemens in the early 1990s and known as Siemens-Nixdorf for about 10 years. The company is now known as Wincor Nixdorf which is still located in Paderborn, but Siemens retains a considerable presence in the city.

Saint George's church, Paderborn
Pader River, Stadt Mitte.

Many other information technology companies as well as industrial enterprises are located in Paderborn, too:

Paderborn is also home of the "Paderborner" brewery, which has belonged to the Warsteiner group since 1990.

Twin towns — Sister cities

Central Paderborn and Cathedral

Education

Paderborn was once the oldest academic site in Westphalia. In 1614, a university was founded by Jesuits but was closed in 1819. It was re-founded in 1972 as Universität-Gesamthochschule and transformed into a sole university in 2002. Today, it is attended by about 14,000 students.

Additionally, several theological and private academic institutes exist.

Paderborn has the biggest computer museum in the world, the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum. From 2001 to 2005 it hosted the RoboCup German Open.

Sports

Paderborn is home of the SC Paderborn 07 football club, which achieved fame in 2005 by advancing to the second Bundesliga, but has since been relegated back to the third league. In the 2008/2009 season they were again promoted to the second 2. Fußball-Bundesliga after playoff. They have recently re-claimed the limelight after capturing the signature of veteran striker Matt Nicol from English League 1 side Carlisle United for an undisclosed fee. Following tabloid stories within both the UK and Germany, Nicol's position at the club has come under question. Analysts point to his recent homosexual affair with famous British Drag Queen 2009, Louis Cohen from Maidstone UK and drug abuse claims amid photos appearing of a recent personal trip to Amsterdam.

Paderborn is a local point in Germany for American sports. The local baseball team, the Paderborn Untouchables, has won many German championships, and the local American Football team, the Paderborn Dolphins, has also enjoyed considerable success. In 2006 the Paderborn Baskets, the home basketball team of the city achieved the Bundesliga.

== Paderborn Baskets (Basketball) ==

The Paderborn Baskets played in the season 2008/2009 in the german Play-Offs. There are the best eight teams in Germany. The 1st play against the 8th and the 2nd against the 7th and so on... After that, the winners come in the next round. Paderborn were on position 8. and played aginst Alba Berlin. They play<ed the best-of-5-modi and paderborn lost 2 to 3. In the last game, before this gam 2:2, Paderborn lost in Berlin, so Berlin were in the next rund and Paderborn only on 8. But Paderborn won the home matches and the fans were very happy :) Paderborn never reached the Play-Offs before.

The homepage from the Paderborn Baskets:Paderborn Baskets Homepage


SC Paderborn 07 (Soccer)

SC Paderborn 07 is a German football club based in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, currently playing in the 2. Bundesliga.

The club was formed out of the 1985 merger of FC Paderborn and TuS Schloß Neuhaus as TuS Paderborn-Neuhaus and took on its current, shorter name in 1997. The Neuhaus club was founded in 1907 as SV 07 Neuhaus which was joined by the local side TuS 1910 Sennelager to become TuS Schloss Neuhaus in 1970. The Neuhaus and Paderborn teams played as tier III sides for most of their histories, as has the unified club. Today Paderborn plays its home matches at the Energie Team Arena.

Homepage:SC Paderborn 07 Homepage

Transportation

Paderborn Airport.

Paderborn is located at the Autobahn A 33, which connects Paderborn to the Autobahn A 2 in the north and the Autobahn A 44 in the south. The main train station is a regular stop for the InterCity and several local trains. Train connections can be found here. The Paderborn Lippstadt Airport connects Paderborn to the bigger German airports and offers flights to many locations in Europe. There is a bus shuttle between the airport and the Paderborn main train station. General Aviation and gliders are based at Paderborn-Haxterberg (site of the world gliding championships in 1981). In Paderborn there is a bus system served by the PaderSprinter for local buses and the Bahnbus Hochstift (bbh) for regional buses.

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References

  1. ^ Population data
  2. ^ Lewis, David Levering (2008) God's Crucible: Islam and the making of Europe 570 to 1215 (1st ed.) New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. p. 242 ISBN 978-0-393-06472-8  

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Get in

By car

Paderborn is on the Autobahn A33.

Terminal Flughafen Paderborn
Terminal Flughafen Paderborn

The town's Paderborn Lippstadt Airport (PAD) connects to other German airports.

By train

There is a railway station in town.

Get around

Foot, bus or bicycle

Cathedral in Paderborn (South side)
Cathedral in Paderborn (South side)

The Dom (Church)

Rathaus (City Hall)

Paderquellgebiet - An area of more than 1000 springs, the source of the Pader river.

Do

HNF - Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, The worlds largest computer museum. HNF

Libori - the anual fair across the city center (1 week)

Frühlingsfest - anual spring party with live music

Herbstlibori - as above, but smaller

Buy

Great downtown area. Libori Galeri and Suedring are local shopping locations.

Eat

Sunday Brunch is a must while in Germany. There are plenty of restaurants along Kamp within which one may find time well spent. Alex and Feuerstein are two examples of where one might find brunch.

Drink

The Pflaumen Baum is a bar to find international students on Tuesday nights.

Paderborner Beer.

Sleep

Arosa Hotel

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Simple English

Paderborn
Paderborn town hall

Paderborn
Coordinates 51°43′0″N 8°46′0″E / 51.716667°N 8.766667°E / 51.716667; 8.766667
Administration
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Paderborn
City subdivisions 8
Mayor Heinz Paus (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 179.38 km2 (69.26 sq mi)
Elevation 94-347 m
Population  144,258  (31 December 2006)[1]
 - Density 804 /km2 (2,083 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate PB
Postal codes 33041-33106
Area codes 05251, 05252, 05254, 05293
Website paderborn.de
Location of the city of Paderborn within the district

Paderborn is a city in the middle west of Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has about 145,000 inhabitants and a university.


Paderborn has got a soccer team in the 2nd league in Germany (SC Paderborn 07) and a basketball team in the 1st German league (Paderborn Baskets).

Pope John Paul II. visited Paderborn in 1996 and Pope Leo III. visited Paderborn in 799.

Paderborn has got a very big cathedral. It was built by "Karl der Große" (Charles the Great).

References

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