Osnabrück — City Of Peace

Osnabrück, an urban district located in the German federal state of Lower Saxony (German: Niedersachsen), is the third largest city in this state.

Osnabrück has some regional specialties and the food available at this part of the globe is energetic, simple, and very tasty. For instance, the Harz Roller (a cheese) is prepared from low-fat sour milk curd which is hard and light yellow in color.

This city was brought into being in 780 by Charlemagne, King of the Franks. Later, some time before 803, the city turned out to be the seat of the Prince-Bishopric. It joined the Hanseatic League in the 12th century as well as attained the membership of the Westphalian Federation of Cities in the same period.

Encircled by the means of the medieval alleyways of old quarter is the Town Hall, a very popular place. It is the same place where the Peace of Westphalia was signed. (That’s why they call themselves “City Of Peace” or Friedensstadt.)

St. Peter’s Cathedral, very close to Town Hall, is famous for its two façade towers, which were of the same size initially. But later on, as in 1502 – 1543, the south western tower was elongated further to put together space for new cathedral bells.

Very close to this site, you will find the market square, which could easily be branded as one of the finest examples of medieval town architecture.

Other attention-grabbing sites comprise the Cultural History Museum, the Museum of Industrial Heritage, the Natural History Museum, and the zoo.

Heger Gate (Heger Tor) is a famous tourist spot for its monument, which commemorates the memory of the soldiers who died at the battle of Waterloo.

Bucksturm might draw you as it is the oldest tower in the city which was formerly formed the city walls. It is believed that this particular site was on one occasion utilized as prison for women accused of witchcraft.

The nearby regions are bursting in the midst of contrasting scenery. Its unbelievable landscape offers the setting for an unforgettable experience for keen walkers, cyclists, water sports enthusiasts, and riders in particular.

 

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