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Sightseeing in Osnabruck - what to see. Complete travel guide

The city is rich in traditions and places of interest. Travelers will not get bored in Osnabruck, because they will find surprises and numerous amusing entertainments right at every step.

The remains of the fortifying wall tell the history of the city. Other memorable places are the local town hall and a beautiful castle. They were built in the middle of the 17th century, and they cherish the memory of the most significant events in the history Osnabruck. You can also see several old streets in the central part of the town. The streets retain the unique aura of medieval charm and romance.
Besides wide selection of museums and theaters, restaurants, cafes and shops, this town is famous for its festivals and celebrations that take place here almost every month. The Spring Fair is one of the favorite holidays of both local people and tourists. Traders from different parts of the country gather in Osnabruck, so you can hardly see such choice of goods in any other city of the country. Right after the end of the fair begins the so-called May Week. On this part of the year numerous cafes are opened on the streets of the city. You will also see numerous musicians and dancers, as well as people having fun till late at night. The town lives in such rhythm whole 7 days.
The gourmet travellers will surely enjoy the culinary week, during which they will be able to try most popular national dishes and delicacies that are offered in open-air cafes. The next mass celebrations are organized during the Autumn Fair. Starting from the end of November begins the famous Christmas market. While walking through the mall and looking at Christmas gifts, you can try wonderful mulled wine with roasted almonds. This drink is simply perfect for autumn weather. Guests will find here entertainments for every taste, and welcoming atmosphere of the perpetual holiday will ideally turn your mood to relaxation. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
One of the main symbols of the city is St. Peter's Cathedral, the construction of which began in 1218 and lasted almost 50 years. Externally, the cathedral looks more like an impregnable medieval castle than a classical church. Over the centuries, it has managed to preserve many religious artifacts, as well as beautiful decorations.
Nearby is another prominent religious landmark - St. Catherine's Church, the construction of which lasted more than 200 years. Today, it is an amazing architectural monument, combining external features of a variety of architectural styles.
An interesting tourist attraction is Museum and Park Kalkriese that is considered to be a single whole with the surrounding park of the same name. This museum is dedicated to a significant historical event - the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, which took place back in 9 CE. Every year the museum holds a historic reconstruction of the battle and hosts various themed events. The basis of the museum's exposition is archaeological finds discovered by researchers on the site of the battle.
Windows The old Bucksturm watchtower houses the Witch Museum where you can see some intimidating tools of medieval torture. The museum is notable for its interior decoration. The old 18-meter-high tower has preserved many of its original features. A city prison was based in the Bucksturm in the 15th century. Only women who have been suspected of witchcraft were held here.
One of the favorite places to walk among visitors to the city is the old Market Square where you can visit the splendid St. Mary's Church besides many interesting shops. Its construction took place in the 14-15 centuries. The main today's treasure of the church is a unique altar produced in Antwerp in the 12th century. In addition to the ancient altar, visitors have a chance to see beautiful stained-glass windows, as well as an old organ. The 40-meter-high church tower is currently equipped with an observation deck.
Fans of literature will have the opportunity to visit the Remarque Museum, which is also housed in a beautiful historic building. Among the museum's exhibits are many personal belongings of the writer, his manuscripts, and rare book editions.

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Osnabruck
♥   Castle 'Burg Tecklenburg' , 17.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Vischering' , 68.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Cappenberg' , 76.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Bladenhorst' , 93.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Oldenburg Castle' , 97.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Osnabruck
♥   National Park 'Kellerwald-Edersee' , 140.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Osnabruck and around
♥   Art museum 'Felix Nussbaum Haus' Osnabrück, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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