🇩🇪 Osnabrück is a city in the German state of Lower Saxony. It is situated on the river Hase in a valley penned between the Wiehen Hills and the northern tip of the Teutoburg Forest. Osnabrück is one of the four largest cities in Lower Saxony. The city is the centre of the Osnabrück Land region as well as the District of Osnabrück.
Osnabrück has become well known for its industry. Numerous companies in the automobile, paper, steel and grocery sectors are located in the city and its surrounding area. Osnabrück also houses more than 22,000 students studying at the University and the University of Applied Sciences. Although part of the state of Lower Saxony, historically, culturally and linguistically Osnabrück is considered part of the region of Westphalia.
Osnabrück has a population of over 162,403 people. Osnabrück also forms part of the wider Euregio metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,000,000 people. Osnabrück is the #104 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 4.389 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Osnabrück is twinned with: Haarlem, Netherlands; 🇫🇷 Angers, France; 🇦🇹 Gmünd, Austria; 🇬🇧 Derby, United Kingdom; 🇩🇪 Greifswald, Germany; 🇷🇺 Tver, Russia; 🇺🇸 Evansville, United States; 🇰🇷 Gwangmyeong, South Korea.