Festivities & Fun
There are many good reasons to visit Paderborn, and just as many occasions.
With a unique mixture of historical atmosphere and pulsating life, the numerous large and small annual events and festivities contribute to the quality of life: There are traditional festivals and markets such as Lunapark, Spring Festival, Schützenfest, and Christmas Market, or the Libori Festival Week at the end of July, which is one of the largest and oldest public fairs in Germany. Its fascinating atmosphere, with roots going back to the year 836, is due to a unique combination of clerical ceremony and secular festivity which has survived until now.
An event calendar filled with concerts and festivals, a lively theatre scene, high-class sporting events and numerous activities and events in the Baroque castle park as well as in the former prince bishops' residence Schloß Neuhaus make the city a popular attraction for guests from near and far.
Art and culture, shopping and sports, entertainment and Westphalian gastronomy - Paderborn has a lot to offer, and looks forward to welcoming you!