The town originated as a settlement of the castle people in reference to the castle of the same name mentioned in 1030. Because of the many feuds of the von Padberg, the town could not develop properly as such and soon became a village again. Wave cut and the colors silver and blue are taken from the coat of arms of the Lords of Padberg, in whose "dominion" the village lay.
The village image is dominated by the Catholic "New Church - St. Maria Magdalena" with its two towers. Below the "Old Church - Petruskirche" is the former elementary school, where the well-known local poet Christine Koch worked as a teacher at the end of the 19th century. In Padberg stands the only half-timbered synagogue preserved in North Rhine-Westphalia, it was restored in 1993.
The magnificent landscape with impressive views from the surrounding mountains can be explored on the Sauerland-Waldroute, the Uplandweg X15 and several local hiking trails. On the interactive Bionik-Pfad, idyllic in the Diemeltal between Padberg and Giershagen you can experience the interaction of nature and technology.
Wave cut and the colors silver and blue are taken from the coat of arms of the Lords of Padberg, in whose "glory" the village lay.
- Village tour Padberg "The Lords of the Ring 2.0".
- Catholic Church St. Petrus Padberg ( Old Church )
- Catholic Church St. Maria Magdalena Padberg ("Padberg Cathedral")
- Padberg Synagogue
- Jewish cemetery between Beringhausen and Padberg
- Local hiking trails P1 (east), P2 (east - Bionik-Pfad), P3 (west)
- Bionik-Pfad between Giershagen and Padberg
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