Paderborn: Exploring The City With Medieval Richness

Charlemagne, the first of the Holy Roman Emperor is known to be the founder of Paderborn. This city is much ignored by the tourist but it has so many things to offer. I found Paderborn to be a city of medieval wonders. You will be surprised to know that in the tenth century, this city had been chosen as the place Henry II, the Holy Roman Emperor was going to set up his residence. When you visit the city, there are a few things that you can do.

Paderborn Cathedral

This had been the site for a church from the time a bishopric had been discovered by Charlemagne in the eighth century. I was truly mesmerized by the architectural display of the cathedral. It showcases both Gothic and Romanesque architecture that had been completed in the thirteenth century. The most famous image of this place is the western tower that is 93 meters long. You should definitely not miss out on this.

Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum

Believe it or not, this is the largest computer museum which you will find in the world. You will be able to collect a lot of information in here regarding communication technology. The places houses over 2000 exhibits. Isn’t that amazing?

Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum Paderborn

This museum is a place where I found all sacred art from 900-1900s. This is the oldest one is this German-speaking world. Being established in 1853 like a repository for all the liturgical world, there hadn’t been any place in the churches of the diocese. The museum had been shifted to a new building in the year 1975 which looks like a treasure box that had been developed at the tower’s southwest corner. If you are a lover of medieval art like me then you should surely visit this place.