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Felix Nussbaum Haus

Osnabrück-born Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum (1904–44), who emigrated to Belgium and was murdered at Auschwitz, hauntingly documented life, exile, persecution and death under Nazi occupation in much of his work. Thi…
Top Choice International in Osnabrück

Tasty Kitchen by La Vie

The little sister of Osnabrück's triple Michelin-starred La Vie started out as a pop-up but the concept proved just too popular. In a meticulously renovated 600-year-old home in the heart of town, Tobias Pietzsch se…
Historic Building in Osnabrück

Rathaus

It was on the Rathaus steps that the Peace of Westphalia was proclaimed on 25 October 1648, ending the Thirty Years' War. The preceding peace negotiations were conducted partly in Münster, about 60km south, and part…
Cathedral in Osnabrück

Dom St Peter

The unbalanced towers are just one of the idiosyncratic architectural features that make Osnabrück's cathedral an intriguing place. Parts date to 1100, and given that the holy complex got rough treatment in WWII, it…
Cafe in Osnabrück

Cafe Läer

This charming cafe has plied loyal locals with freshly baked goods and gooey pastries and cakes for well over a century. Current owner Ulrich Läer, grandson of the founder, may retire soon, so hurry over for a last …
Cafe in Osnabrück

Barösta Kaffeehaus

Follow your nose to the source of the tempting java aroma at this upbeat, contemporary cafe-cum-roastery. It's good for just grabbing a quick cuppa but better if you stick around for homemade breakfast (great muesli…
Museum in Osnabrück

Erich Maria Remarque Friedenszentrum

The novelist Erich Maria Remarque, whose most famous work All Quiet on the Western Front deals with the horrors of WWI, was born in Osnabrück in 1898. This small museum uses photos and documents to chronicle his lif…
German in Osnabrück

Hausbrauerei Rampendahl

This restaurant and microbrewery near the Dom is about as traditional as they come, serving substantial hearty dishes to accompany the house beers such as a delicious unfiltered lager. Soak up the suds along with th…
Church in Osnabrück

Marienkirche

It took two centuries to complete this beautiful Gothic hall church whose four gables overlook the market square. Rebuilt after burning down during WWII, its interior is punctuated with religious eye candy such as a…
Museum in Osnabrück

Domschatzkammer & Diözesanmuseum

For a century (as of 2018), the cathedral treasury has showcased paintings, sculptures, reliquaries and textiles dating from the 11th to the 18th centuries. It's located in the Romanesque cloister of the Dom St Pete…