Things to see in Osnabrück

Old stones, new architecture & lots of atmosphere

Osnabrück has many sights that you can reach on foot. Various digital city walks, guided tours and city tours are available. Many offers are unfortunately only available in German so far.

What would you like to see first?

  • Town Hall of the Peace of Westphalia from the tower of St. Mary's Church
    Town Hall of the Peace of Westphalia
    City Hall
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  • Colourful stepped gable houses at the Market Square
    Historic Market Square
    Place to see, Historic buildings
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  • Exterior view of St. Mary's Church in Osnabrück
    St. Mary's Church
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  • Heger Tor Gate in Osnabrück
    Heger Tor Gate
    Viewpoints / viewing towers, Historic buildings, Place to see
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  • Steinwerk in Bierstrasse No. 7 in Osnabrück
    Steinwerk Buildings
    Historic buildings, Place to see
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  • St. Peter’s Cathedral
    St. Peter's Cathedral
    Churches, Place to see, Romanesque architecture
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  • Bucksturm Tower in Osnabrück
    Bucksturm Tower
    Place to see, Romanesque architecture
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  • Osnabrück Castle
    Castles/Castles, Place to see

    Today, the former residence of the Osnabrück prince bishops is characterised by student life.

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  • Stadtrundfahrten im Traditionsbus
    By vintage car through the city
    Everything "experienced" in and around Osnabrück
    To the city tours
  • In 2002, the German Foundation for Peace Research moved into the ground floor of the Ledenhof.
    Around the Ledenhof
    Historic buildings
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App "Discover Osnabrück"

With Magda and Friedrich through the city

The free app "Discover Osnabrück" (available free of charge in the app stores) offers a great opportunity to intensively trace the history and stories surrounding the Peace of Westphalia. In it, the virtual guides "Magda, the market woman," and "Friedrich, the council messenger," present the peace city of Osnabrück on two approx. 2.5-kilometer-long tours using a total of 23 stops. The "Highlights Tour" takes users on the trail of the city's history to the most important places and sights of the city, such as the historic city hall, the cathedral with its witch's passage, the Bucksturm or the Hase. On the Peace Tour, you can explore some of the sites of the peace negotiations for the Peace of Westphalia as well as places of contemporary peace culture Osnabrück, including the Peace Hall, the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Center, the memorial "Old Synagogue" and the museum quarter MQ4 with the Felix Nussbaum House. With integrated selfie stations, quizzes, historical image collections and 360° recordings, the app offers versatile entertainment and information (not only) for those interested in history.

Discover the app now

Guests do not need a different version for the English-language app. They can simply download the previous app from the respective platforms. Depending on the language setting on their own mobile device, the app automatically recognises the language.

The development of the app "Discover Osnabrück" was funded as part of the Union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic with grants from the European Union. Involved were the "European Regional Development Fund", "Europe for Lower Saxony, ERDF funding for the regions of Lower Saxony" and the initiative "Osnabrück. City Center. Experience."

Digital city tours

Osnabrück on your own!

Various city tours you can discover via QR code:

Guided tours
What you do not yet know about Osnabrück

The city guides know their way around - in the city and in the district. They mediate between past and present, tell exciting and cheerful stories, play theater and surprise you with a treasure hunt or culinary discoveries. Osnabrück from above can be experienced relaxed in a balloon and after the sporty ascent in the Marienkirchturm. And if you feel like it, take a tour at night.

The selection of guided tours is large!

Discover the city - and the county at the same time - from above in a hot air balloon.

Balloon team Mettingen

Mayor-Meyer-Strasse 19a

49497 Mettingen

Phone: 05452 935493

Geocaching tours - treasure hunt for adventurers through city and nature.

Dipl. Ing. (FH) Lars Schraer

border way 8

33829 Borgholzhausen

Phone: 05421 6358 180

From classic city or night watchman tours to adventure tours and culinary pampering moments.

Elisabeth Doerk/Regina Küper-Südhoff GbR

At the Schinkelberg 14

49191 Belm

Telephone: 05406 89 86 08 or 0160 99 800 387

Culinary discovery tours.

Sonnenallee 262

12057 Berlin

Phone: 030 206 22 990

Eskapadia Stadtabenteuer offers city tours in a young, fresh way - with interactive escape or puzzle tours or a culinary tour.

Doerk/Falckenthal GbR

Stockumer Street 31

49076 Osnabrück

Telephone: 0151 74 550 300

Guided tours of the old town and thematic tours.

K3 City Experiences GmbH & Co. KG

Alter Steinweg 31

48143 Münster

Phone: 0541 3 85 99 35

City tours and sightseeing tours in and around Osnabrück. There is the possibility to climb the tower of the Marienkirche as part of a guided tour.

Carsten Niemeyer

Darumer Street 1

49191 Belm

Phone: 0177 313 69 24

City Guide Guild Osnabrück e.V. Herderstraße 32 49078 Osnabrück Phone: 0541 4067473

City tours on foot, by bike or by bus.

Detlef Götting

August Street 25

49078 Osnabrück

Phone: 0541 2029972

The Stadtspieler bring Osnabrück's history to life with live theater scenes.

Margret Renzenbrink

Bohnenkampstrasse 18

49082 Osnabrück Phone: 0541 51775

City tours in vintage car
On tour in and around Osnabrück

You have two different tours to choose from: The "Short and sweet tour" and the longer "Osnabrück tour", which also takes you around the city. On both tours you "learn" more about the sights such as St. Peter's Cathedral, the old town or the harbor. The longer Osnabrück tour additionally takes you to the Botanical Garden, Bürgerpark and universities.

More information and tickets are available at the Tourist Information and online. But you can also buy your ticket directly on the bus and start right away!

Video "Osnabrück - that's you and me"

You can find the video below.

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!