Paderborn Travel Tip:
The Cathedral (Dom) Paderborn
Cathedral (Dom), Paderborn
The cathedral was built in the 13th century; the existing buildings were included in the complex, affording various styles from Romanesque to Gothic. The cathedral has a vestibule measuring almost 100m in length, three aisles and two traverse buildings. The vestibule crypt is situated beneath the crossing of the centre aisle and the traverse and with a length of 32m and a width of 12m is one of the largest crypts in Germany. It houses the relics of St. Liborius, the patron Saint of Paderborn.
Of special interest are, among other sights, the Paradise Gate (prior to 1240), the Pietá (around
1380), the Gothic high altar (late 15th century), the double Madonna (around 1480), the monumental
tomb of the Prince Bishop, Dietrich IV. von Fürstenberg († 1618) and a pulpit in the style of the Regency (1736). In the cloister of the cathedral one finds the famous 16th-century
Three Hare Window, which depicts three jumping hares with only three ears in total, but each hare appears to have a complete pair of ears. This is one of the landmarks of Paderborn.
Hours: Daily: 10am - 6:30pm. Closed during Church Service.
Address: Domplatz, 33098 Paderborn
Tags: Paderborn, Church, Cathedral, Crypts
Location of The Cathedral (Dom) Paderborn
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Paderborn 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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