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Neuhaus Castle

This former residence of bishop princes from the Renaissance era has a Baroque garden, an open-air theater and a nature museum and art gallery in its former stables.

Follow the Pader River from its source in Paderborn to where it meets the Lippe River to admire Neuhaus Castle (Schloss Neuhaus). While formal receptions and classical music concerts still take place in the hall of mirrors, the castle is not usually open to the public. However, the garden and museum spaces of this former castle are a joy to explore, especially combined with a cultural event in the Neuhaus Castle Open Air Theatre.

Neuhaus Castle is one of the most significant early examples of the Weser-Renaissance architecture of the region. Once the residence of prince-bishops of the Diocese of Paderborn, Neuhaus was first mentioned in 1016. The castle continued to be redeveloped until the 16th century, eventually looking much like the grand building that you see today.

These days, the former castle is part of a college. Each door of the grand building is a work of art, with sculptures, paintings and lettering surrounding the portals. Visit at night to see the illuminated round corner spires of the four-winged castle reflected in the moat.

The Baroque manicured lawn, pond and flower beds were recreated from 18th-century drawings of the castle grounds. Time your visit with one of the events held in the Neuhaus Castle Open Air Theatre. From May to October, attend the Schlosssommer (Summer in the Palace) events in the gardens. Another highlight is the annual Biergarten weekend, with German beers served on long tables, street food stalls and live music.

The exhibits of the adjacent Staedtische Galerie (City Gallery) in the “Reithalle" will appeal to art lovers. Also visit the Natural History museum situated in the “Marstall,” the former stables of the castle. Discover the geology, flora and fauna of the Paderborner Land, as the region is known, and let the children play and learn in the on-site Kids’ Museum, which is free for kids up to 12 years old.

Stroll to the nearby Schloss und Auenpark parklands with restaurants and family-friendly attractions. From there, follow the green axis along Boke Canal to Lippe Lake.

To get to the castle without a car it’s a 15-minute bus journey from the Paderborn city center. The parklands and gardens are free to explore.


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Waldhotel Nachtigall $77
Waldhotel Nachtigall

Waldhotel Nachtigall

Hatzfelder Straße 45, Paderborn, NW
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Paderborn, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Neuhaus Castle and Schloss Neuhaus Open Air Theatre. Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum and German Tractor and Model Car Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km). Paderborn Schloss Neuhaus Station is only a 4-minute walk.

    Hotel Restaurant Hubertushof $97
    Hotel Restaurant Hubertushof

    Hotel Restaurant Hubertushof

    Hubertusweg 51, Paderborn, NRW
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Paderborn, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Schloss Neuhaus Open Air Theatre and Neuhaus Castle. Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. Paderborn Schloss Neuhaus Station is 13 minutes by foot and Sennelager Station is 29 minutes.

      Hotel Restaurant Hubertushof
      Hotel Restaurant Hubertushof

      Hotel Restaurant Hubertushof

      Hubertusweg 51, Paderborn
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Paderborn, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Neuhaus Castle and Schloss Neuhaus Open Air Theatre. Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum is 2 mi (3.3 km) away. Paderborn Schloss Neuhaus Station is 13 minutes by foot and Sennelager Station is 29 minutes.

        IBB Blue Hotel Paderborn $67
        IBB Blue Hotel Paderborn

        IBB Blue Hotel Paderborn

        Angelnweg 2, Paderborn
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Kernstadt, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of German Tractor and Model Car Museum, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, and Neuhaus Castle. Event Hall PaderHalle and Adam and Eve House are also within 3 mi (5 km). Paderborn Schloss Neuhaus Station is 27 minutes by foot.

          Hotel Kaiserpfalz $93
          Hotel Kaiserpfalz

          Hotel Kaiserpfalz

          Von-Ketteler-Str. 20, Paderborn
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Paderborn, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Neuhaus Castle, Schloss Neuhaus Open Air Theatre, and Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum. Marienplatz Paderborn and Event Hall PaderHalle are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Road House Hotel $63
            Road House Hotel

            Road House Hotel

            Borchener Str. 322, Paderborn
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Paderborn, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Marienplatz Paderborn, Theater Paderborn, and Event Hall PaderHalle. Imperial Palace Museum and Paderborn Cathedral are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Hotel Heide Residenz $88
              Hotel Heide Residenz

              Hotel Heide Residenz

              Sander Str. 37, Paderborn, NW
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Schloss Neuhaus Open Air Theatre and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Neuhaus Castle. Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum and Marienplatz Paderborn are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Arthotel ANA Fleur $86
                Arthotel ANA Fleur

                Arthotel ANA Fleur

                Hathumarstrasse 22, Paderborn, NW
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Kernstadt, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Adam and Eve House and Imperial Palace Museum. Paderborn Cathedral is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) away. Paderborn Nord Station is 11 minutes by foot and Paderborn Kasseler Tor Station is 12 minutes.