Welcome to Paderborn

Festivals & Events

'In Paderborn, it is either always raining or the bells are ringing', according to an old wives' tale. Although the statistics confirm that Paderborn is no wetter than the rest of Germany, the church bells can be heard here more often than elsewhere, and no wonder! Paderborn is home to the huge 'Libori' festival, which is ceremoniously heralded by the ringing of the Cathedral bells. During the last week of July the festival is celebrated in full swing as the city comes to a temporary standstill.

However, there are many other opportunities to celebrate in Paderborn throughout the year. The Lunapark Fair, the Spring Festival, the Paderborn shooting festival, the Libori Festival or the idyllic Christmas Market in front of the Cathedral are all highlights of Paderborn's calendar for both city-dwellers and visitors alike.