A church has stood on the site of the current cathedral since 799. However each of these earlier buildings was destroyed. The outline of the existing cathedral can be traced back to the 13th century. Their are clear echoes of a French influence in design elements including the west tower, the church hall and the east choir. Over the centuries, the the cathedral witnessed both the 30 Years’ War and World War Two. Following both events, it needed to be rebuilt. Today, the cathedral is among the city’s most important landmarks and a popular tourist attraction. Guided tours take place every Wednesday and Saturday.
33098 Paderborn, Germany