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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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Paderborn was founded as a bishopric by Charlemagne in 795. In 799 Pope Leo III fled his enemies in Rome and reached Paderborn, where he met Charlemagne. Charlemagne reinstated Leo in Rome in 800 and was crowned as Holy Roman Emperor by Leo in return.

The bishop of Paderborn became a Prince of the Empire in 1100. The city was taken by Prussia in 1802, then by the French vassal state Kingdom of Westphalia from 1807 to 1813 and then returned to Prussia.

The tree Irminsul was supposedly located near Paderborn.


Paderborn was the seat of the Bishopric of Paderborn; today it is seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop.
Paderborn in 1647.

St. Liborius is commemorated in Paderborn every year in July with the Liborifest. He is the patron of Paderborn, to which his relics were transferred in 836.

Sports

soccer: SC Paderborn 07 (2nd league) basketball:Paderborn Baskets (1st league) volleyball:Grün-Weiß Paderborn (3rd league) baseball: Untouchables Paderborn (1st league, record champion) football: Paderborn Dolphins (3rd league) squash: Paderborner Squash Club (1st league, record champion)

All leagues are in Germany

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Paderborn is situated at the spring of the "Pader" river, approx. east of Lippstadt and approx. south of Bielefeld. The hills of the Eggegebirge are located east of the city.

eighbouring place


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The city of Paderborn consists of the following wards


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Paderborn has a population of over 144,000, of which approximately 10% are students at the local university. Additionally, about 10,000 members or relatives of members of the British armed forces live in Paderborn, but are not included in the nominal population size. About half of the armed forces and families live in the Sennelager ward, the location of the largest barracks.

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Paderborn is the headquarters of the former Nixdorf Computer AG, which was acquired by Siemens in the early 1990s and known as Siemens-Nixdorf for about 10 years. The company is now known as Wincor Nixdorf which is still located in Paderborn, but Siemens retains a considerable presence in the city.
Saint George"s church, Paderborn
Pader River, Stadt Mitte.
Many other information technology
companies as well as industrial enterprises are located in Paderborn, too:
* Benteler AG (steel/tube, automotive, trade)
* Claas (farm machines)
* Deutsche Bahn AG (vehicle maintenance)
* dSPACE (engineering tools)
* Flextronics
* Fujitsu Siemens Computers
* Orga Systems GmbH
* Secure Computing Corporation
* Siemens AG (Siemens IT Solutions and Services)
* Wincor Nixdorf
* Zuken (PCB EMC Analysis and Design Software)
Paderborn is also home of the "Paderborner" brewery, which has belonged to the Warsteiner group since 1990.

win towns — Sister citie

* Le Mans, France, officially since 1967, traditionally since 836 (oldest partnership of its kind in Europe)
* Bolton, United Kingdom, since 1975
* Belleville, Illinois, U.S., since 1990
* Pamplona, Spain, since 1992
* Przemyśl, Poland, since 1993
* Debrecen, Hungary, since 1994

Central Paderborn and Cathedral
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Paderborn was once the oldest academic site in Westphalia. In 1614, a university was founded by Jesuits but was closed in 1819. It was re-founded in 1972 as Universität-Gesamthochschule and transformed into a sole university in 2002. Today, it is attended by about 14,000 students.

Additionally, several theological and private academic institutes exist.

Paderborn has the biggest computer museum in the world, the . From 2001 to 2005 it hosted the RoboCup German Open.

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Paderborn is home of the SC Paderborn 07 football club, which achieved fame in 2005 by advancing to the second Bundesliga, but has since been relegated back to the third league. In the 2008/2009 season they were again promoted to the second 2. Fußball-Bundesliga after playoff. They have recently re-claimed the limelight after capturing the signature of veteran striker Matt Nicol from English League 1 side Carlisle United for an undisclosed fee. Following tabloid stories within both the UK and Germany, Nicol"s position at the club has come under question. Analysts point to his recent homosexual affair with famous British Drag Queen 2009, Louis Cohen from Maidstone UK and drug abuse claims amid photos appearing of a recent personal trip to Amsterdam.

Paderborn is a local point in Germany for American sports. The local baseball team, the Paderborn Untouchables, has won many German championships, and the local American Football team, the Paderborn Dolphins, has also enjoyed considerable success. In 2006 the Paderborn Baskets, the home basketball team of the city achieved the Bundesliga.

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Paderborn Airport.
Paderborn is located at the Autobahn A 33, which connects Paderborn to the Autobahn A 2 in the north and the Autobahn A 44 in the south.
The main train station is a regular stop for the InterCity and several local trains. Train connections can be found .
The Paderborn Lippstadt Airport connects Paderborn to the bigger German airports and offers flights to many locations in Europe. There is a between the airport and the Paderborn main train station. General Aviation and gliders are based at (site of the world gliding championships in 1981).
In Paderborn there is a bus system served by the for local buses and the for regional buses.

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