Paderborn (district)

The Paderborn district is a district in the east of North Rhine -Westphalia and in the south of East Westphalia -Lippe. The university city of Paderborn is county seat and center of the circle and at the same time the upper center of the " Southern East Westphalia " region consisting of the districts of Paderborn and Hoexter and the Altkreisen Lippstadt and Brilon.

  • 3.1 District
  • 3.2 Kreistag
  • 3.3 Coat of Arms and Flag
  • 3.4 District Partnerships
  • 4.1 traffic 4.1.1 road
  • 4.1.2 Railway
  • 4.1.3 airport



The Paderborn district lies on the edge of the Teutoburg Forest, west of Eggegebirge. In the northern district area he has a share in the Senne, in the west on the Hellweg room. A large part of the southern county area covered Paderborn plateau that extends to the northern edge of the Sauerland.

The lowest point of the circle area is Delbrück to 77 m above sea level. NN, the highest southeast of Bleiwäsche to 498 m at the skull, whose summit ( 502.6 m above sea level. NN ) belongs to Hochsauerlandkreis.

In a north-south direction, the district area extends to 47.6 km in west-east direction to 43.1 km and covers an area of 1,245 km ².

Circle outline

The Paderborn district is divided into ten municipalities, seven of which are cities. The county town of Paderborn is considered large district town, Delbrück as Mean district town. The following table shows the cities and towns of the district in alphabetical order with the number of inhabitants on 31 December 2012, the area and the population density:

Neighboring districts

The county is bordered on the west by the district of Soest, in the northwest of the district of Gütersloh, on the north by the district of Lippe, on the east by the county Hoexter and on the south by the Hochsauerlandkreis.


The circle in the North Rhine-Westphalian government reform during the implementation of the "Law on the restructuring of municipalities and districts of the restructuring space Sauerland / Paderborn (Sauerland / Paderborn- law ) " from November 5, 1974 by combining the former district of Paderborn with the circle Buren formed on 1 January 1975. Historically, it coincides with the sub- Waldi 's district of the former Bishopric of Paderborn, in contrast to the upper Waldi 's district, a forerunner of today's circle Hoexter.



Manfred Müller of the CDU replaced after the local elections in 2004 from the previous incumbent Rudolf Wansleben ( CDU), who came into office as an independent candidate in 1999 and had won. Since 1 October 2004, thus Manfred Müller District Administrator of Paderborn. In 2009 he was re-elected with 70.21 % of the valid votes.

In the Prussian time (see Altkreis Paderborn ):

In the Nazi era:

After 1945:

As a senior district directors ( administrative manager ) had at this time:


On 30 August 2009, the council was elected. On 18 October, the inaugural meeting was held. The 54 seats are distributed as follows among the various parties, each represented in fraction starch (for comparison, the results of the last elections in 2004 and 1999):

1Freie citizen initiative

Coat of arms and flag

Coat Description: Under a silver ( white ) fold away with blue wave bar sign head with full red cross in silver ( white), a red seven-part diamond rafters.

Meaning: The red cross in chief on a silver background symbolizes the membership of the former Bishopric of Paderborn. The blue wave bar represents the abundance of water the circle. The red seven -piece diamond rafters in the silver shield is the coat of arms of the noble Lords of Buren, which prevailed in the Middle Ages in the southern district area.

Flag description: The group performs a flag with the colors red and white, it shows the coat of arms of the district of Paderborn.

Coat of arms of the former district of Paderborn and 1974

Flag of the circle Paderborn

District partnerships

There are county partnerships with the Berlin district of Tempelhof- Schöneberg, the district Teltow -Flaming in Brandenburg and to the province of Mantua in Italy.

Economy and infrastructure



Main traffic line in the Paderborn district is the Federal Highway 33, the Tatenhauser up to a gap of 26 kilometers at the Fauna-Flora -Habitat Forest, the Federal Highway 30 connects with the federal highway 44 in the south ( Aachen -Kassel ) in the north (Amsterdam- Bad Oeynhausen ). Until the completion of space closure BAB 33 opens at the already completed interchange Bielefeld in the Federal Highway 2 Highway 33 releases the B68 as a major route in the district of Paderborn from.


The two main train stations in the Paderborn district located in the city of Paderborn and in Altenbeken. Since the widespread abolition of inter-regional connections in December 2002, the Central Station Paderborn is also IC - stop on the railway line Hamm- Warburg as part of the connection Dresden Dusseldorf. In addition, the Paderborn main train station is a hub of the European integrated clock schedule. In Paderborn, there is also a large repair shop of German Railways. Also, run the (now dismantled, but not yet entwidmete ) Almetalbahn, the Senne -Bahn, the railway line Altenbeken - Kreiensen, the railway route between Hanover and Altenbeken and the railway line Herford Altenbeken in part by the district area.


The Paderborn / Lippstadt airport complements the existing traffic connections to an international airport with regular flights, for example, the Star Alliance ( Lufthansa, Euro Wings, etc.) and tourist flights ( Air Berlin etc. ) to various destinations in Europe.