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City History Museum, Adam and Eve House

Museum für Stadtgeschichte im Adam-und-Eva-Haus

Hathumstr. 7-9, 33098 Paderborn
Tel. and Fax: (05251) 8823501
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 10.00am - 6.00pm
Free entry

The Adam and Eve House is one of the oldest and most beautiful half-timbered houses in Paderborn, and has been home to the City History Museum since 1977. Early historical finds, paintings, prints, documents, furniture and antiquities serve to illustrate the history of Paderborn from the first settlements right through to the rebuilding of the city after the Second World War.

The museum's artefacts chart much of the city's history. Many historical milestones are documented through the various exhibits on show including the founding of the city by Charlemagne, its attainment of city status in the middle ages, the role it played in the reformation, counter-reformation and thirty years war right through to its destruction during the last few weeks of war in 1945 and the subsequent phases of reconstruction.