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Osnabrück Travel Guide

Schloss Osnabrück (© suedwind1 -
Palace of the Prince-Bishops, Osnabrück.


Founded by Charlemagne, Osnabrück became the seat of the Prince-Bishopric until being absorbed by Hanover in 1803.


It is inside Osnabrück's Renaissance town hall that the Peace of Westphalia was signed, ending the Thirty Years' War (1618�1648), the worst war that Germany experienced before the 20th century.

The traditional crow-stepped gable architecture of Osnabrück is reminiscent of the nearby Low Countries. The 17th-century yellow-painted Palace of the Prince-Bishops now houses the administration of Osnabrück University.

Aside from a few colourful historical buildings, the city's focal point for tourists is the Felix Nussbaum Haus, a museum dedicated to the Jewish artist and painter Felix Nussbaum, who died in the Holocaust. It was designed by the famous architect Daniel Libeskind, who developed the master plan for the new World Trade Center in New York.

Cathedral and traditional houses, Osnabrück (© Enet2007 -
Cathedral and traditional houses, Osnabrück.

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