Shopping in Osnabrück

Custom & Brand Stores

The Große Straße runs centrally through the city center from Neumarkt to Nikolaiort. It is one of the most popular shopping streets in Lower Saxony, also due to various owner-operated stores. These include Lengermann & Trieschmann (L&T) with 20,000 square meters - the largest owner-operated fashion store in northern Germany. In its sports store, the brave can ride the perfect wave and then fortify themselves in the market hall.

On the eastern side of Grosse Strasse, Herrenteichsstrasse, Georgstrasse and Öwer de Hase are also home to numerous large and small stores, from bubble tea to men's fashion. In Kamp-Promenade on the western side, brand stores offer fashion, electronics, lifestyle and beauty, framed by several restaurants. Nikolaiort is the central (seating) place to linger between the city center and the old town.

The southern extension of Grosse Strasse from Neumarkt is called Johannisstrasse. Here you can find stores, crafts and gastronomy from many countries.

Old Town
Loving & personal

While Nikolaiort and Krahnstraße are still bustling with activity, things become more relaxed as you move toward the old town. Between small cafés and boutiques you will find culinary specialties, art and pubs. In the idyllic alleys you can discover exquisite restaurants, coffee roasters, wine, gin, whisky or delicatessen stores. The old town extends to the Heger Tor in a westerly direction, to the cathedral and the Haseviertel in an easterly direction. Hasestraße, which ends at the Wallanlagen on the Hase, gathers - among many others - art, record store and brewery.

The heart of the people of Osnabrück beats in the center of the old town - at the Markt, the square in front of the town hall and St. Mary's Church, which is surrounded by historic buildings. Here you can sit wonderfully in the sun into the evening and indulge yourself. Many festivals are held in this square throughout the year.

On the other side of the Heger Tor begins Lotter Straße, which runs through the Katharinenviertel. Here there are over 60 individual stores and many restaurants.

The other quarter
Startups with athmosphere

It's "the coolest street in town" - the residents of Redlinger Straße are convinced of that. Here, the owners and founders are often behind the counter themselves, and sustainable concepts often mix with innovative spirit. Retro chic, ecologically produced clothing and its own bag label can be found here, as well as one of the last comic stores nationwide: Ninth Art. The Barösta coffee house with its own roastery and lovingly furnished café is one of Germany's best coffee roasters, according to "Feinschmecker" magazine.

And what's more: Here you can enjoy soul food, vegan, organic & fair trade in a very special way, because your own offspring is busy on the adjacent playground. In the bistros, cafés and pubs around the Adolf-Reichwein-Platz you have your young vegetables perfectly in view.

Special places - the pop-up neighbourhood puq

Creativity between art & commerce

Since 2022, puq has been "many places for diverse ideas". With the pop-up quarter - puq - Marketing Osnabrück GmbH supports artists and start-ups in the temporary use of vacant spaces in the city centre.

Various premises at different locations can be arranged for days, weeks or months. Whether catering or gallery, shop or event - anything is possible in the pop-up quarter. Property owners and interested creative professionals can find further information and details directly at puq.

Examples of current interim uses in the theatre passage:

  • Pop-up store "Strandpunkt° x 3ssence" is a lifestyle collaboration between "Strandpunkt°" on Juist and "3ssence" on Mallorca.
  • Creatives from the WFO's "Typically Osnabrück" network design shop windows. These include "Green Mundo", which produces organic seeds.

One successful example is the "pop-up farm shop" at the Löbke farm in Ibbenbüren. It has extended its use until the end of June 2024. It sells preserves, stews and jams, as well as alpaca products and decorations. Fresh asparagus and soft fruit are also available in spring.

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!