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Old Town Sightseeing Tour

Discover the 10 Must See's of Osnabrück with an Old Town Sighseeing Tour.

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1) Town Hall of the Peace of Westphalia

Finished in 1512, the Town Hall in late-gothic style took more than 25 years to build. Just like in neighboring Münster, the Peace of Westphalia was negotiated here, ending the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). Inside the hall, 42 portraits show the envoys of the peace congress as well as the rulers of that time.

2) Heger Tor

The Heger Tor was built in 1817 as a memorial to the soldiers from Osnabrück who fought at Waterloo.

3) Felix-Nussbaum-Museum / Museum of Cultural History

The museum building, which was opened in 1998 and designed by the American architect Daniel Libeskind, houses the largest collection of works by the Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum, who was born in Osnabrück and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944.

4) Bucksturm

The Bucksturm is the oldest tower of the former town wall and was a prison and torture chamber during certain periods.

5) Kunsthalle Osnabrück

This Gothic hall church (13th century) was a monastery church until 1803, then a barracks and since 1971 it has been the town art gallery. It is one of the most beautiful exhibition rooms in Lower Saxony.

6) Herrenteichswall

The Herrenteichswall was an element of the fortification and protected against attacks. In May 1909 the newly arranged entrance to the Herrenteichswall with the "Harmannsbrunnen" was inaugurated.

7) Cathedral Treasury and Diocesan Museum

Sculptures, paintings and textiles pertaining to the history of the diocese of Osnabrück from the 11th to the 18th century are on display in the Cathedral Vault and Museum of the Diocese in the Romanesque cloister of St. Peter's Cathedral.

8) Market Place

The Town Hall, Stadtwaage and the St. Mary's Church on the one, the colourful bourgeois houses with their stepped gables on the other side, border the historic market place.

9) St. Mary's Church

Gothic Hall church (14th century) with important art objects including the intricately carved main altar (16th century). Visitors can climb to the top of the church tower.

10) Bürgerbrunnen

Hans-Gerd Ruwe created the well, which was inaugurated in 1985. Referring to the 1200th anniversary of the city in 1980, the well consists of 1200 parts and tells the history of Osnabrück.

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