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View of Bierstraße. Photo Osnabrück Tourismus
View of Bierstraße. Photo Osnabrück Tourismus
Old Town Hall in Osnabrück. Photo by Myer
Old Town Hall in Osnabrück. Photo by Myer
Felix Nussbaum Haus. Photo Uwe Lewandowski
Felix Nussbaum Haus. Photo Uwe Lewandowski
Hergerstrasse in Old Town Osnabrück
Hergerstrasse in Old Town Osnabrück
Herger Tor (City Gate), Osnabrück. Photo Myer
Herger Tor (City Gate), Osnabrück. Photo Myer
Culture & Historical Museum. Osnabrück Tourism
Culture & Historical Museum. Osnabrück Tourism
Osnabrück Castle. Photo Osnabrück Tourismus
Osnabrück Castle. Photo Osnabrück Tourismus
Marktplatz Osnabrück. Osnabrück Tourism
Marktplatz Osnabrück. Osnabrück Tourism

Osnabrück Information

Osnabrück is a city lying in a valley between the Wiehen Hills and the Teutoburg Forest in the Lower Saxony region of Germany. The city dates back to Charlemagne, the king of the Franks that founded the area as a marketplace in AD 780. Before the 20th century, Osnabrück was historically influenced by many nationalities including Sweden, Prussia and France, which can be seen when looking at some of the city's wonderful architecture.

A commonly visited tourist place is the Herger Tor (City gate also known as Waterloo Gate) that is a war memorial dedicated to the Osnabrück soldiers of the Kingís German Legion that took part in the Battle of Waterloo against the French Napoleon Empire on the 18th of June 1815.

There are plenty of other great historical buildings and landmarks with the Onsnabrück castle, The Old Town Hall (Rathaus) and St Peterís Cathedral being some of the most popular and not to miss when sightseeing. With Osnabrückís history as a Hanseatic city, there are also plenty of great shopping places to choose from like Grosse Strasse, Hasestrasse, Johannisstrasse and Krahnstrasse in old town being some of the favourite places to shop at.

Architecture and shopping aside, an interesting place to discover is the Felix Nussbaum Haus. The museum is dedicated to the Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum who died in the Holocaust with 160 famous paintings dedicated to his artistic expression of racism and intolerance that leaves a powerful impression on all who come to see and admire his masterpieces.

For entertainment the Theatre Osnabrück is highly recommended. The Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück GmbH that operates the theatre has been involved in theatrical performances dating back to 1771, ensuring you receive a wonderful experience and a great night out.

Nature lovers will also appreciate the Botanic gardens of the Osnabrück University located in the Westerberg area of the city. A big hit is the tropical glasshouse and pond and the Botanic Gardens attract nearly 70,000 visitors a year.

For more holiday information on Osnabrück you may also want to visit the official government website Stadt Osnabrück.

Kleine Domsfreiheit in Osnabrück. Photo Osnabrück Tourismus
Kleine Domsfreiheit in Osnabrück. Photo Osnabrück Tourismus
Aerial view over Southern Osnabrück and St Peter's Cathedral. Photo by Jusos
Aerial view over Southern Osnabrück and St Peter's Cathedral. Photo by Jusos