Paderborn is a city with more than 1,200 years of history and heritage. Established by Charlemagne in the late 8th Century and the city buildings reflect this and there is plenty for everyone to see. There is the Gothic Town Hall with its magnificent facade, the Cathedral and the Pader Springs which give the city its name. Westphalia of course is beautiful at any time of the year and Paderborn is a great place to explore the wonders of the areas natural history. For the adventurous looking for a reason to rent a car in Paderborn there is the Harzer Hexenstieg, a scenic hiking trail which begins in the nearby town of Osterode an Harz. Another good reason for rent a car is the Castle Park and Meadows, home of Schloss Neuhaus and one of the finest Gothic gardens in Germany.