This Renaissance castle was chosen by Hitler to be the center of the world "almost nothing".As if the dictator didn't already have bad taste, the castle is dark, gloomy, has no special beauty, the walls are dingy but that if you were to have a prerequisite for being the center of the world its size and dimensions are fundamental.
Rhine is full of palaces, which was a surprise since we didn't know this before we arrive with our friends. The exterior and surroundings are beautiful, full of manicured gardens that contrast with the white walls of this palace which is now private and one cannot go inside, but that was 2010 so I don't know about now. Even without a visit inside it is worth going to have a look at to take a walk around the outside.
In the ninth century there was a great lack of faith in Paderborn and the Bishop of Paderborn Madurad struggled to get the remains of a holy intercessor as people needed relics. Alderich Bishop of Le Mans gave the Bishop of Paderborn the relics of St Liborio who was Bishop of Le Mans who died on July 23, 397. According this legend, a Peacock flew in front of the relics as they were transported to the church, then perched on top of the Cathedral of Paderborn. Not only this, but the bird then entered the procession with the relics of the saint. Then, on the day of Pentecost in the year 836, it fell dead from the roof. You will now find Peacock relics everywhere as you walk around this city.
The townhall of Paderborn is beautiful, reminiscent of the famous houses of Frankfurt and dominates this square full of restaurants, houses and buildings in the same style with a central fountain that makes you think it needed to become the town centre, where more people are and what makes it the best place to have a beer while you watch the hustle and bustle of people passing by. Loved it.