Full of adventurousness?
Leisure time fun in Osnabrueck and the county of Osnabrueck. By bike, car or foot! There are plenty of options for your day trip.
Treetop path in Bad Iburg
Experience the forest from a completely new perspective. The exciting forest nature trail at dizzy height. With a length of almost 600m, the treetop path offers new and exciting views of the forest and gardens as well as the Iburg Castle.
VARUS BATTLE in the county of Osnabrueck
Museum and Park Kalkriese is an archaeological museum with an attached open-air museum.
Museum on Schoelerberg, nature and environment with planetarium
From the environment to the universe
The unique permanent exhibition “unter.Welten – the universe under our feet” invites you to an exciting journey of discovery into the underground caves. Multimedia journeys across the universe are possible in the planetarium.
The zoo is in the south of Osnabrueck and is located on the slopes of the Schoelerberg in a beech forest, therefore it’s also called the forest zoo. It was founded in 1935 as a native zoological garden and opened in the summer of 1936. 2238 animals from 292 animal species can be seen on 23,5 hectares. Special experience: You can take a subsurface trip in the underground zoo.
St. Peter's Cathedral
The Roman Catholic St. Peter Cathedral in Osnabrueck is the cathedral of the diocese of Osnabrueck. The cathedral is a late romanesque building and has shaped the silhouette of the city since its construction. The main patron is Saint Peter.
Museum of Industrial Culture Osnabrueck
Fascination above and below ground: In the former coal mine, the history of the industrialization of the region is shown and surprising “insights” into the bygone world of coal mining are offered. Two steam engines in action. A glass elevator that drives 30 meters “underground” into a 300-meter-long mine tunnel and leads to the warehouse building. Today a place for special exhibitions.
Osnabrück Museum Quarter
Felix Nussbaum House & Museum of Cultural History: Rooms against oblivion
The museum has the world’s largest collection by the painter Felix Nussbaum, who was born in Osnabrueck in 1904 and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. The Felix Nussbaum House was designed by the american star architect Daniel Libeskind. The Museum of Cultural History presents the history of the city of Osnabrueck with objects from the fields of art and cultural history.
Heger gate – Square of the town-friendships-agreement. The Heger gate is reminiscent of a fortification, but was never part of one. The defense system consisted of a tower, gate, bastion and kennel and was largely demolished in 1815. In 1817, two years after the Battle of Waterloo, Gerhard Friedrich von Gülich donated 1000 thalers to build the gate to honor the fighters of Waterloo from Osnabrueck.
Historical Town Hall
The historic town hall of Osnabrueck was built between 1487 and 1512 in late gothic style. It is one of the main landmarks and formative buildings of the city of Osnabrueck and is still used today as the town hall. In 1648 the Peace of Westphalia was negotiated and signed by the war parties of the Thirty Years’ War in the town hall of Osnabrueck and in the town hall of Muenster.