Osnabrück, the third largest city in Lower Saxony is known worldwide as the city of peace. In 1648 the negotiations of the Treaty of Westphalia took place here, the signing of which ended the 30-year war in Europe. Every two years, the city awards the Erich-Maria Remarque Peace Prize. The famous writer of “All Quiet on the Western Front”, after whom the prize is named, was also born in Osnabrück. His personal and literary legacy forms one of the pillars on which the peace culture of the city of Osnabrück is based. Osnabrück is also the site of the museum of the internationally renowned painter Felix Nussbaum, who was born in Osnabrück in 1904. Nussbaum, who died in 1944 in Auschwitz concentration camp, is regarded as one of the major painters of the 20 th century. By taking a historical bike tour through Osnabrück you will get the opportunity to discover and experience the fascinating history of the Peace of Westphalia, as well as the city itself. Afterwards you are invited to join us for a visit to the famous Osnabrück Maiwoche.
Music festifal – “Osnabrücker Maiwoche“
The “Maiwoche” is one of the largest open-air events in northern Germany: 10 days of music, comedy and open-air show. It includes live bands playing on more than ten open-air stages and is well known not only in the city, but also in the region around Osnabrück.
Meeting point: Osnabrück, DB information desk at the main station
When: May 16, 2015
Cost: € 6,-
Registration: April 27 – May 08, 2015
at your International Office