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.

  • Rathaus des Westfälischen Friedens
    Town Hall of the Wetphalian Peace
    Town hall
    To the town hall
  • Markt Osnabrück
    Worth seeing

    The "parlour" of the city

    To the market
  • Marienkirche
    St Mary's Church
    To St Mary's Church
  • Heger Tor
    Heger gate
    The gateway to the old town
    To the Heger Gate
  • Schloss Osnabrück

    The former residence of the prince-bishops is now full of student life.

    To the castle
  • Dom St. Peter
    St Peter's Cathedral
    To the cathedral
  • Ledenhof
    Historic buildings

    The most important civic building in Osnabrück.

    To the Ledenhof
  • Steinwerk in Bierstrasse No. 7 in Osnabrück
    Steinwerk Buildings
    Historic buildings
    To the stone works
  • Stadtrundfahrten im Traditionsbus
    Through the city in a classic car
    Experience everything in and around Osnabrück
    To the city tours

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."

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Alando Palais
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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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Aunt Sophie's Bakehouse
Culinary specialities
Aunt Sophie's bakery
Culinary specialities, Craftsmanship
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Bakery & Confectionery Bröcker
Culinary specialities, Craftsmanship
Barösta Coffee Roasting
Culinary specialities
Bastard Club
Disco/Club, Cultural centre
Bergkirche Osnabrück
Churches, Place to see
Blacklight Minigolf 3D
Miniature golf, Indoor playgrounds
Boni Coffee Roasting
Culinary specialities
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

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

On tour in and around Osnabrück

City tours in a classic car

There are two different tours to choose from during the summer months: The "Short and sweet tour" and the longer "Osnabrück tour", which also takes you around the city. On both tours, you will "learn" more about the sights such as St. Peter's Cathedral, the old town or the harbour. The longer Osnabrück tour also takes you to the Botanical Gardens, Bürgerpark and universities.

More information and tickets are available at the Tourist Information Centre and online for the short and sweet tour and the Osnabrück tour. You can also purchase your ticket directly on the bus and set off straight away!

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!