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
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

For people interested in culture & culture professionals

In Osnabrück, too, numerous people have to get by on little money - sometimes too little money to enjoy cultural events. KUKUK, the "Art and Culture Support Card," opens up culture to those who cannot otherwise afford it: The card for welfare recipients is issued by the association KAOS e.V. (Kultur für Alle Osnabrück). Cardholders can then purchase tickets for just 1 euro (children 50 cents) from cultural organizers who have joined the scheme. KAOS e.V. is registered in the register of associations of the city of Osnabrück and recognized by the tax office as a charitable organization. The association is also looking for partners who would like to support this idea financially and ideally. Further information, current events and a list of all participating cultural institutions can be found at www.kukuk.de. KAOS registered association culture for all Osnabrück

Large Gildewart 35

49074 Osnabrück

0541 76079112

E-mail: infonoSpam@kukuknoSpam.de

Let yourself be inspired!

With the KulturPass, you can take advantage of a wide range of local cultural opportunities. When you turn 18 in 2023, you will receive a budget of 200 euros. You can use this budget for concerts, cinema, museum and theater visits or for buying books and records.

You can download the KulturPass app from June 14, 2023.

Students pay one euro per semester - in addition to the AStA fees set by the student parliaments. In return, admission to the Museumsquartier, the Kunsthalle, the Museum am Schölerberg, the Museum Industriekultur and the Diözesanmuseum is free. Borrowing books from the city library is free of charge, as are certain courses at the music and art school. There are also five guided tours of the city per semester and other tours in addition to the usual first-time offers. In addition, the ascent to the tower of St. Mary's Church is free of charge.

Culture semester ticket

A guide with contact persons for filming in Osnabrück can be found at the Lower Saxony film promotion Nordmedia.

In order to be able to display your event on this portal, the entry in the calendar of events for Osnabrück and the Osnabrück region "OS-Kalender" is necessary. You can enter your event in the OS calendar yourself or have it entered there by the advertising agency bvw by sending the necessary information and photos by e-mail. This service is free of charge for you.

Please keep in mind: The more concrete and informative your details are, the more likely you are to appeal to your target group. With a meaningful photo of your event you increase the attention.

The KulturPass: The €200 gift for all 18-year-olds!

Festivals, concerts, theatre, cinema, museums, books, CDs...

Everyone who turns 18 in 2023 or has already done so will receive a budget of €200 to enjoy culture! The only condition: download the KulturPass app, register - and then choose - the budget is freely redeemable and valid for 2 years. Further information is available here.

The budget is not only redeemable for events under Eventim that take place in Osnabrück, but also in the cinema, theatre or bookshops and museums.

The city of peace
Do you know why Osnabrück is a "city of peace"?

The first real European peace treaty was concluded here in 1648 - the door handle to the town hall is a reminder of this. The peace treaty ended the Thirty Years' War after long, tough negotiations in Osnabrück and Münster. Today, this historical legacy is lived out in many of Osnabrück's institutions, associations and initiatives and is geared toward the future. In 2023, the city of Osnabrück celebrates the conclusion of peace 375 years ago with a year-round program. Curious? You can find all the information in the Peace City theme world

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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!