20 Sights in Osnabrück, Germany (with Map and Images)

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1. ehemaliger Hannoverscher Bahnhof

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The Hannoversche Bahnhof is the former main station of the city of Osnabrück. The station on today's Wittekindstraße was opened on the Hanoverian Western Railway towards Löhne on 22 November 1855. Until the closure of passenger services in 1895, the Hannoversche Bahnhof was the most important station in the city of Osnabrück. Due to the intersection with the Wanne-Eickel–Hamburg railway a few hundred metres east of Hanover station, the new Osnabrück Hauptbahnhof was built there. Freight traffic was operated until the completion of the central freight transshipment station in the district of Fledder in 1913. The station building served as an administration building for Deutsche Bahn until 2004, but has since been sold.

Wikipedia: Hannoverscher Bahnhof (Osnabrück) (DE)

2. St. Marien

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St. Marien is a Lutheran parish and market church in Osnabrück, Germany. It is one of the most artistically and historically significant buildings in the North German city. A previous Romanesque church was mentioned in records as early as 1177. However, the history of the church's construction began some time before it was first mentioned in writing. Archaeological traces suggest the existence of a predecessor building in the 10th century. Construction of the Gothic hall church which exists today started in the 13th century and was completed between 1430 and 1440.

Wikipedia: St. Mary's Church, Osnabrück (EN)

3. Östringer Steine 1

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The Östringer stones I–III are mostly heavily damaged Neolithic megalithic tombs of the passage grave type with the Sprockhoff no. 911–913. They were built between 3500 and 2800 BC as megalithic sites of the Funnelbeaker Culture (TBK). Neolithic monuments are an expression of the culture and ideology of Neolithic societies. Their emergence and function are considered to be hallmarks of social development. In 1987, the facilities were incorporated into the nature reserve "Hochufer und Altarm der Nette am Oestringer Esch".

Wikipedia: Oestringer Steine I-III (DE)

4. Ebert-Erzberger-Rathenau-Denkmal

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Ebert-Erzberger-Rathenau-Denkmal Roland Mattern / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Ebert-Erzberger-Rathenau-Mahnmal is a memorial designed by Justus Haarmann in the city of Osnabrück. It was built in honor of the leading politicians of the Weimar Republic, Friedrich Ebert, Matthias Erzberger and Walther Rathenau of the Osnabrück chapter of the Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold. The memorial placed between today's Erich-Maria-Remarque-Ring and the Herrenteichswall is a newly built copy of the original memorial, which was destroyed by the National Socialists in 1933.

Wikipedia: Ebert-Erzberger-Rathenau-Mahnmal (DE)

5. Ludwig Windthorst

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Baron Ludwig von Windthorst was a German politician and leader of the Catholic Centre Party and the most notable opponent of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck during the Prussian-led unification of Germany and the Kulturkampf. Margaret L. Anderson argues that he was "Imperial Germany's greatest parliamentarian" and bears comparison with Irishmen Daniel O'Connell and Charles Stewart Parnell "in his handling of party machinery and his relation to the masses."

Wikipedia: Ludwig Windthorst (EN)

6. Ledenhof

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The Ledenhof is a historic building in the city of Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany. During the medieval period it was the city residence of the noble von Leden family. Having initially been an extensive courtly building complex, today only the seven-storey Steinwerk building and the great hall with stair tower remain. Since 2002 the Ledenhof has been the main office of the Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung.

Wikipedia: Ledenhof (EN)

7. Hexengang

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The Hexengang or Klapperhagen is a narrow alley at the cathedral in Osnabrück. It leads from the Große Domsfreiheit between the Small Church and the cathedral. On the last stretch towards the Hase there is a building above the alley, so that it ends from a small portal on the street Conrad-Bäumer-Weg. Due to the high walls that surround the alley, the corridor looks very dark and oppressive.

Wikipedia: Hexengang (Osnabrück) (DE)

8. Großsteingrab Teufelssteine

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The megalithic grave Teufelssteine is a Neolithic passage grave of the type Emsländische Kammer with the Sprockhoff no. 914. It was built between 3500 and 2800 BC as a megalithic complex of the Funnelbeaker Culture (TBK). Neolithic monuments are an expression of the culture and ideology of Neolithic societies. Their emergence and function are considered to be hallmarks of social development.

Wikipedia: Großsteingrab Teufelssteine (DE)

9. Haarmannsbrunnen

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The Haarmannsbrunnen is a monument to miners in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony). The fountain from 1909 is one of the oldest workers' monuments in Germany. It bears the name of its founder, the steelworks director and senator August Haarmann. In the operation of the monument, the water flowing out pours over the bronze figure and flows into the fountain built below in front of it.

Wikipedia: Haarmannsbrunnen (DE)

10. Karlsteine

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The Karlsteine are a Neolithic passage grave near Osnabrück with the Sprockhoff No. 909. It was built between 3500 and 2800 BC and is a megalithic complex of the Funnelbeaker Culture (TBK). Neolithic monuments are an expression of the culture and ideology of Neolithic societies. Their emergence and function are considered to be hallmarks of social development.

Wikipedia: Karlsteine (DE)

11. Gestapo Keller

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Osnabrück Castle was the residence of the Protestant Osnabrück Prince-Bishop Ernst August I of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his wife Sophie of the Palatinate. It has been the seat of the administration of the University of Osnabrück since 1974. The building and gardens, the sculptures in the castle garden including the Lyra monument are listed buildings.

Wikipedia: Schloss Osnabrück (DE), Website

12. Stüvehaus

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The Stüvehaus was built from 1862 to 1864 as an urban hospital in Osnabrück when the previous building on the Great Gildewart became too small. After today's town house 1 was built, the hospital moved to this building. The Stüvehaus was subsequently used differently and today houses the Osnabrück Adult Education Center and Brazilian gastronomy.

Wikipedia: Stüvehaus (DE)

13. Fountain Of Wishes

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The Fountain of Wishes is a bronze sculpture of a urinating policeman in Osnabrück. He is often called the Peeing Policeman or Osnabrück's Manneken Pis. The bronze figure stands in the city center in the river Hase at the Çanakkale Bridge named after Osnabrück's twin city. Opposite on Schillerstraße is the Haarmannsbrunnen.

Wikipedia: Fountain of Wishes (DE)

14. Haus Tenge

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Haus Tenge is a listed neoclassical residential and commercial building with stonework in Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany. Until 2018, steel entrepreneur Jürgen Großmann ran the gourmet restaurant "la vie", which was recently awarded three Michelin Guide stars. Since 2021 it has been used by Konditorei Leysieffer.

Wikipedia: Haus Tenge (DE)

15. Nettebad

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The Nettebad is a public swimming pool in the Sonnenhügel district of Osnabrück. It is a combination of sports and leisure pool as well as indoor and outdoor pool and has a sauna and spa area. The pool has over 700,000 visitors annually and is operated by Stadtwerke Osnabrück.

Wikipedia: Nettebad (Osnabrück) (DE), Website

16. Waterloo-Tor

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Waterloo-Tor is a war memorial in Osnabrück, Germany, commemorating the Battle of Waterloo. Along with its surrounding area the Waterloo-Tor is usually referred to as “Heger Tor” by residents of Osnabrück; the name “Waterloo-Tor” is barely used by locals.

Wikipedia: Waterloo-Tor (EN)

17. Wittekindsburg

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The Wittekindsburg in the Nettetal near Rulle in the Osnabrück Highlands had an area of about 16 hectares and is considered the largest early medieval fortification (hill castle) in Lower Saxony. Today it consists only of a series of foundation walls.

Wikipedia: Wittekindsburg (Rulle) (DE), Heritage Website

18. Sundermannsteine

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The Sundermann stones with the Sprockhoff no. 921 are a megalithic grave facility of the Neolithic west group of funnel cup culture near Gretesch, a district of Osnabrück in Lower Saxony. It was created between 3500 and 2800 BC. Chr.

Wikipedia: Sundermannsteine (DE)

19. Theater am Domhof

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Theater Osnabrück is a German theatre in Osnabrück, Germany. It operates under the auspices of the Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück gGmbH. The primary performance venues are the Theater am Domhof and the emma-theater.

Wikipedia: Theater Osnabrück (EN), Website

20. Gräberfeld auf dem Bornhügel

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Gräberfeld auf dem Bornhügel OpenStreetMap contributors Sinn / CC BY-SA 2.0

The burial ground on the Bornhügel on the outskirts of Osnabrück-Gretesch in Lower Saxony is one of the largest in the Osnabrücker Land with over 300 cremations and has been known since the end of the 19th century.

Wikipedia: Gräberfeld auf dem Bornhügel (DE)


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