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Osnabrücker Land

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Welcome to the Osnabrücker Land

The Osnabrücker Land is a wonderfully varied holiday destination – perfect for nature lovers, pleasure seekers, outdoor enthusiasts and city travellers alike.

Visitors are invited to enjoy a revitalising escape in the spa towns of Bad Rothenfelde and Bad Laer, both renowned for their healing natural brine. Along with the health resorts of Bad Essen and Bad Iburg, the region boasts a wide range of specialised health and wellness facilities.

Bad Rothenfelde is defined by its historic Gradierwerk (graduation house) and the Carpesol SPA Thermae. In Bad Laer, guests are spoilt for choice with a variety of excellent spa hotels to unwind in. Mindfulness, relaxation, and indulgence in regionally sourced foods are put at the top of the traveller’s agenda in Bad Essen. Bad Iburg’s treetop walk, nestled in the charming setting of the wooded spa park, attracts visitors from far beyond the region.

Cyclists and hikers can explore the length and breadth of the Osnabrücker Land via a myriad of excellent routes and trails. A network of over 1700 miles of well maintained and rigorously signposted routes makes it the ideal destination to be explored by bike!

The Osnabrücker Land looks back on millions of years of fascinating geo- and world history. The Nature- and Geopark TERRA.vita, a UNESCO world heritage site, and Osnabrück‘s historic Town Hall of the Peace of Westphalia, likewise recognised as a European Heritage site, are both testaments to this.

With a firm focus on themes such as peace, tolerance and a united Europe, communal life and local culture in Osnabrück is defined by, and continue to uphold, the city’s important historic legacy.  Hence the Erich Maria Remarque Center for Peace carries the name of the famous Osnabrück-born author and pacifist. Another museum, the Felix-Nussbaum-House, is dedicated to Osnabrück-born painter Felix Nussbaum and was designed by the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Due to its excellent events infrastructure and easily navigable size, Osnabrück has also become a popular destination for conferences and other MICE events.

Imposing castles and magnificent gardens, clattering mills and colourful gabled Artland farmhouses, dinosaur footprint as well as megalithic gravesites all make for exciting day trip destinations, but can also be just as easily explored along the way.

Another attraction that enjoys particular popularity among travellers ist the Alfsee Holiday and Leisure Park. In addition to modern water ski lifts, state of the art camping facilities, a hotel and expansive sauna area, a new accommodation type was added in recent years, specifically geared towards groups and families: The Germanenland. The name is a nod to the famous Varusschlacht, an era-defining battle between ancient Romans and local Teutonic tribes, which is believed to have taken place in the Osnabrücker Land. The Varusschlacht – Museum und Park Kalkrise is only a short 10-mile bike ride away. As an active excavation site, the museum thrills visitors with astonishing ancient artefacts. Interactive exhibitions and a range of family-friendly activities, make history come alive for young and old.

Are you looking for the perfect stay? The Tourism Service Osnabrücker Land is here to help! Whether it’s for a weekend away, a city break or business trip, we’ll help you find suitable accommodation, create customised proposals and book your stay for you: From 4-star hotels to a traditional cottage. Let us know your requirements and we’ll manage the rest. You can browse our accommodations online.