Enjoy culture

Music, theater, art, museums, film - a diverse scene plays with festivals

A diverse scene ensures a rich offer from all cultural genres and brings international festivals to the stage. Cultural professionals and also dedicated amateurs make sure that you can have a good time every day of the year - from classical music to grunge, from history to modern art installations. Did you know that the first European peace was negotiated in Osnabrück? Or are you more interested in the fact that the city is considered a blues stronghold?

Theater_bei_Nacht (c) OMT
Curtain up!

The stage life in Osnabrück is diverse, even for the youngest visitors. In addition to the Städtische Bühne with its 5 sections, there are also small houses with very special programs.

To the theaters
Felix_Nussbaum_Haus (c) Susanne Schoon
History & Present

Osnabrück's museums not only keep history alive - whether painters or writers, bishoprics or technology - their significance for the present and future always resonates.

To the museums
Musikerin auf der Bühne beim Popsalon 2022.
From Popsalon to Urban Art

It's best to arrange the festivals from A to Z - or by size - or by how far the acts have traveled - it doesn't matter, there's something for everyone!

A festival overview
Straßenmusik Wettbewerb um die Goldene_Saege. Zu sehen sind vier Musikerinnen.__H_Pentermann
Violin or 110 dB?

Whether classical or rock, pop, jazz and all the other musical genres - it's always live in Osnabrück! The ensembles, bands and choirs are just as diverse as the stages and performance venues.

Who makes what music where
Skulptur an der Katharinenkriche
Visual arts
Indoor & Outdoor

Paintings, graphics, sculptures, installations - anyone interested in contemporary art will find it in many places in the city - even outdoors, "in passing" it cannot be overlooked.

To the art
Constant & current

Perpetual and changing exhibitions show works of many artists - some with international reputation, some on the long way there.

To the exhibitions
Cinema, film festival or shoot it yourself?

The Independent FilmFest Osnabrück is one of the oldest film festivals in Lower Saxony. It takes place annually in October and ends with the presentation of endowed awards, including the Peace Film Award. For filmmakers, Osnabrück has a filming guide available from Nordmedia Filmförderung.

About the film
Stadtbibliothek (c) Aileen Rogge
Read more than

The libraries, the Literaturhaus Westniedersachsen and various other players bring literature to life. Writings become vivid and alive - from readings to film adaptations.

About the literature

Note on possible changes at short notice

Please inquire on the homepages or directly in the respective houses about the current opening and event times, prices, cancellations, etc.. This information can change at short notice!