Churches that are among the most beautiful in the region or a city hall with world-historical significance - culture lovers love to come to Osnabrück. And all around, a lot of nature inspires.

By train to Osnabrück: Plan arrival

In Osnabrück's beautiful old town you can stroll around for hours. Admire the colorful gabled houses, shop well and then test the diverse gastronomy. The 15,000 or so students at the university already make for a colorful scene life. And culture lovers among the visitors are in their element here, with several collections and museums attracting visitors. In the historic town hall, built from 1512 in late Gothic style, great history was written - after 30 years of war, the treaties of the Peace of Westphalia were signed here in 1648. Time and again, one also comes across one of the four magnificent medieval churches that surround Osnabrück's city center. Among the most beautiful are St. Peter's Cathedral (construction began in the 11th century) and 13th-century St. Mary's, right on the market square. Oh, and there's plenty of greenery all around, too: Osnabrück is the only major German city to lie in the middle of a protected area - the TERRA.vita nature park with its many hiking and biking trails has been part of the UNESCO Global Geopark Network since 2019.

The special tip: The Museum of Industrial Culture has moved into the old walls of the former Piesberg coal mine, and is well worth a visit.

Good connection by train: Osnabrück is very easy to reach by long-distance train. From Osnabrück's main train station, it's not far to the cultural highlights - the cathedral is just a 15-minute walk away.

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By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.