Osnabrück, Germany

Guide for the rail traveller

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Local languageGerman
Country Germany

Introduction

Osnabrück has a reputation like no other. It’s been known as the “city of peace” since the Thirty Years War that involved most of the countries in Europe ended here in 1648. Locals still celebrate this event with an annual horse parade.


Once an important commercial centre, the old trade routes are now shopping streets, and the market square is still the main hub of activity; its picturesque surroundings have made it a favourite spot for weddings, and festivals and the Christmas market are also hosted here each year. Old and new architecture sit side by side, from gabled merchants’ houses to Daniel Libeskind’s Felix Nussbaum Museum, where you’ll find surrealist art work by Osnabrück’s most famous son.

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