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"Dom ? the Interior" Top 5 Page for this destination Paderborn Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E

Paderborn Things to Do: 41 reviews and 102 photos

  Dom, interior
by Kathrin_E

The interior shows a gothic architecture but the furnishing has been redesigned and renewed later on.

The cathedral is the burial place of St Liborius whose mortal remains were transferred from Le Mans to Paderborn in 836. His tomb is in the crypt.

Thirty Bishops have been buried in the church. Some graves are in the nave, others in the crypt. The three archbishops have found their resting place in a separate crypt. The largest and most elaborate tombstone is the one of Bishop Dietrich von Fürstenberg, who died in 1618, in the northern side nave.

If you want to experience the cathedral as a church and not only as a tourist sight, attend High Mass (Sunday 10:00) with the Metropolitan Chapter and, if he is in town, the Archbishop. During my visit he wasn’t but it was the Suffragan who celebrated mass. It was very festive.

More photos of the interior in my travelogue page.

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  • Written Aug 23, 2009
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