Explore sights in the region

Selected destinations

On the way in the Osnabrücker Land there are many worth seeing destinations, which you can explore in sunshine or even in dirty weather. Castles and palaces, museums on history and technology invite you to visit them. Here are ideas for a beautiful day in the Osnabrück region.

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Maske im Museum Kalkriese
Museum and Park Kalkriese
The Varus Battle - Finds & Myths

World history in the Teutoburg Forest! In 9 AD, Arminius and his "barbarian" Germanic warriors defeated the superior Roman legions under Varus. More than 2000 years after the legendary battle, the Kalkriese Museum and Park present the archaeological finds and their history in a multimedia setting - above all the mask of a Roman soldier or the eight precious Roman gold coins.

To the Museum and Park Kalkriese
Schloss Ippenburg
Ippenburg Castle
Between roses and ranunculus

A piece of England in Bad Essen - at Schloss Ippenburg, 22 generations have upheld the tradition of garden design, including the current landlady Viktoria von dem Bussche-Ippenburg. She is a gardener with a passion!

On Sundays and holidays in summer the garden store and gardens are open, also for your brought picnic on the numerous benches. The castle café offers homemade delicacies, cakes and coffee.

To the Ippenburg
Automuseum Melle
Car Museum Melle
Sheet metal on high gloss

Up to 300 classic cars from over 100 years of automotive history on several floors - including special models to marvel at, the first electric car from 1908, Osnabrück Karmann-Ghia, motorcycles and also the matching baby carriages of earlier times. The classic cars on display in the historic factory hall change regularly, as many are still registered. Remaining is the café and a "Schrauberhalle" for club members.

To the car museum Melle
Lara Van de Sandt läuft Wasserski.
Alfsee in Rieste
Excursion for active

The vacation and adventure park on 220 ha is a highlight for small and big active people - you will not manage to use all offers in one day! Water sports, go-kart track, bathing lake with sandy beach, sauna, wellness, indoor fun center, maze, children's autoland, mini golf and, and, and...

Events and the restaurant Feingeist provide relaxation after an exciting day.

To the Alfsee
Kulturschatz Artland
Artland cultural treasure
Half-timbered courtyards in park landscape

The fertile farmland in Artland helped the farmers to achieve considerable prosperity, which was reflected in the magnificent half-timbered farmhouses. Today, they are listed as typical Artland farmhouse culture. In total, there are over 6000 listed buildings in this region around Quakenbrück.

On the Germany-wide Open Monument Day in September, around 25 Artland farms and monuments open their doors, which are otherwise hardly accessible to the public.

To Artland
Gradierwerk Bad Rothenfelde
Salt in the air

At the Bad Rothenfelde brine spa, salt water trickles over brushwood - hidden behind a 10-meter-high blackthorn wall. In the inhalation chamber, the brine mist is so dense that you can barely see two meters away, but breathe freely - after 20 minutes, allergy sufferers can smile again in relaxation. At the top of the graduation house, you can look out over the town, the spa gardens and the Teutoburg Forest. Another highlight lies in the depths, in the brine passages from the 18th century, which were partially uncovered and made accessible a few years ago.

To the graduation house
Baumwipfelpfad Bad Iburg
Treetop path
In the treetops of Bad Iburg

At eye level with squirrels on almost 600 meters of trail. As part of the UNESCO Global Geopark TERRA.vita, the path and exhibition pavilion provide insights into the earth's history of the Teutoburg Forest. On the barrier-free access tower, you can look down on Iburg Castle and the Teutoburg Forest at a height of over 30 meters.

To the treetop path
Varus or Dümmer - Teuto or Tecklenburg?

From May to October 3 on four tours through the Osnabrück region. On Sundays and public holidays, the VOS leisure buses drive and take your bikes for free.

Timetables, routes and tickets are available at the Mobility Center at Neumarkt, at the main train station and online at Freizeitbus.

To the Freizeitbus
Trips to the Osnabrück region
Even more ideas for a beautiful day

Of course, there is much more to explore in the Osnabrück region. You can find all the sights and excursion destinations in the region at the Tourismusgesellschaft Osnabrücker Land.

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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!