The city's landmark is undoubtedly the castle, which towers unmistakably above the Schlossberg. A historic place whose inhabitants have had a lasting influence on European history. The Knights' Hall in particular, which was built in the mid-17th century and has been used for special cultural events and occasions for around 40 years, is an unusual and fascinating sight. It is one of the earliest baroque halls in northwest Germany and combines an impressive gallery of bishops with the deeds of Hercules, crowned by a breathtaking ceiling painting with the impressive perspective painting.
The historic interiors and inner courtyards give you an insight into courtly and monastic life on the double complex, which is over 900 years old. This year, the main focus is on the founder of the Benedictine abbey. Bishop Benno II built the abbey in the 11th century.
Guided tour of the castle for children aged 6 and over.
How did people live in a castle like this in the past? Who were the residents? Castle guide Klaus Nienbecker leads the young explorers through the residence of the former prince bishops of Osnabrück with exciting and entertaining stories. You can even slip into real knight's armour or put on a bishop's robe with mitre and crozier. It gets spooky when the cells in the Benno Tower are visited and the life of the prisoners in the dungeon is told.