Osnabruck City Breaks
Osnabrück is the only German city lying in the midst of a national park, with the UNESCO-listed Naturpark TERRA.vita stretching right into its centre. The peacefulness of nature is reflected in the city's character - it was here, as well as in nearby Munster, that peace treaties marking the end of the Thirty Year's War in 1648 were signed. Every year, this event is commemorated by the local children with a hobby horse parade. One of the city's greatest highlights is its Steinwerke (Vault Houses). Around 35 of these remnants of medieval and early-modern-age architecture can still be found in Osnabrück, which is unique in Germany.
There are also so many other parts of Germany to discover. Check out our Leipzig city breaks or hotels in Sylt, for example.
Did you know?
Every October, in Osnabrück, 'the City of Peace', primary school children ride to the top of the town hall steps on hobby horses to receive pretzels. This is done in celebration of the Peace Treaty of Westphalia.
- Flight time from London: 1 hour 25 min
- Bremen Airport: 123km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 50 min
- Nearest railway station: Osnabrück Hauptbahnhof
- Currency: Euro
This musuem explores the life and works of Osnabrück-born Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum, and his tragic life on the run and deportation to Auschwitz during WWII.
Dom St Peter
Osnabrück's cathedral is an intriguing architectural sights, with its unbalanced towers, fascinating labyrinth and golden relics.
Located in the centre of the city, this zoo is perhaps famous for being home to the Grolar Bear - a rare grizzly–polar bear hybrid.