Hasbergen is where residents ride the tram to work and go to church on Sundays. It’s a town only a few kilometers west of Osnabrück; and where you’ll find the most delicious local food made with locally grown ingredients.
Food isn’t the only reason to visit Hasbergen. No, there’s always the Teutoburg Forest (which Hasbergen sits right in) and its Nature Park Terra Vita to get lost in.
There must be something magical and creative (and altogether beautiful) in the Teutoburg Forest. Maybe that’s why Johannes Brahms liked to walk along the forest’s trails. Perhaps you’ll hear some of his compositions in your head while you do the same thing? :-)
One of the most popular spots in town is the Naturbad Hasbergen, the town’s municipal pool. Swimming season in this part of Germany is relatively short, only from May to September. Don’t worry about chlorine messing with your hair color, the pool is filtered naturally (think environmentally friendly).
All that walking and swimming works up quite an appetite. Good thing Lower Saxony is known as one big orchard, growing both apples and cherries.
Fruit isn’t Hasbergen’s (or, Lower Saxony’s for that matter) only culinary contribution. Pumpernickel bread is big around here. Eat it with a locally made cheese known as Harzer Käse. There are two varieties of the cheese, with the red being the spicer of the two. It also tastes good with mustard and pickles, but could be considered a dessert cheese.
It’s all right that Hasbergen doesn’t have much sightseeing in a traditional sense. It doesn’t mean that you won’t (or, can’t) have a pretty awesome time. Food is often a bridge between cultures and I can’t think of a better way to soak in Harbergen’s than in a rustic restaurant and eating yourself right into what makes this place worth a trip.