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Paderborn Cathedral (Dom zu Paderborn)

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Address: Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Well worth a visit. Some repair work but didnt stop us from enjoying the sights. Will be back again one day

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Roy P
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Some repair work but didnt stop us from enjoying the sights. Will be back again one day

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Monumental for those of you that are war enthusiasts and wish to gem up on history , this place is fascinating , close by at the airport is Fieldmarshall Goring's stronghold luftwaffe castle with its own small war museum , close by the train stations of paderborn Where millions were transported to various camps , finally you gave the SS... More 

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Long Stratton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I'm not a religious person and not normally into these things but I cannot deny that this is a beautiful cathedral - the gold and stained glass are all still intact and it has a lovely atmosphere.

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Thank WorldFoodie32
Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

One of the nicest cathedrals we have visited anywhere. Although austere in the German fashion, it is still lovely. Pay particular attention to the beautiful ironwork on all the chapels. I've never seen anything like it anywhere. It was just remarkable. I was told it was over 700!years old. That was some masterful craftsmanship. Also look for the peacocks, which... More 

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

There is an amazing number of areas to see in this cathedral compared to some of the ones I have seen in England and France. There are many side chapels, some fairly plain, others very ornate. The crypt under the altar is open and you can see how far back the number of cardinals buried here goes as they are... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

This building can be seen from miles away so I was drawn to it when visiting Paderborn. It is steeped in history with its stain glass windows and various structures. It is a very powerful place of worship. Well done Paderborn for keeping a historic place in such good condition.

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Riverton, Canada
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

It was stepping back in time ,it is one of the few building that survived the war the history to be seen there cannot be described it has to be seen to be appreciated it is a majestic stucture

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

You can see the Steeple from far away and you can hear the peals of the Bell from just as far - a beautiful piece of History and Architecture. The cavernous interior is currently undergoing major renovation but this does not detract from the beauty of the ceilings and surrounds. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Pay attention to where you're going or you will get lost in the various levels of this immense church. Well worth the visit for the history lesson or inspiration

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The outside of this church is absolutely beautiful and is like walking back into history but it does not prepare for what you will see when you walk through the door. Once inside, you are automatically hit with such history and beauty. The artwork, the carving, the tapestries are breath taking. You must walk through the eintre place that you... More 

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