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Forest, water, hiking pleasure — Germany’s Osnabrück Land

Osnabrücker Land

Forest, water, hiking pleasure — Germany’s Osnabrück Land

Hiking Collection by Osnabrücker Land

12

Tours

26:00 h

59.3 mi

4,575 ft

Fresh forest air, colourful fields and rolling hills – the Osnabrück region invites you to unwind on almost a hundred marked hiking trails. Framed by the North German Plain — the sea is only 120 kilometres away (75 mi) — and Germany's most north-westerly low mountain ranges, the region around Osnabrück offers plenty of variety. Whether you prefer to go for a short walk after work or an extended hike with a little ascent to challenge the legs, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the UNESCO Global Geopark TERRA.vita.

The names of the 12 Tours presented in this Collection also refer to this UNESCO Global Geopark. On the TERRA.tracks, you’ll roam the green slopes of the Teutoburg Forest and the Wiehen Hills, enjoy wide views over magnificent landscapes and discover many historical highlights. In addition, the TERRA.tracks in the Osnabrück region combine nature with fascinating information about the area’s geological past.

All the hikes in this Collection are circular routes. This not only offers a lot of variety, but also flexibility: you can easily join the Tour at several points. You can also choose the direction and add your own flourish. Sometimes you’ll be on wide forest paths, sometimes narrow trails through green landscapes. Lookout towers provide the ultimate panoramas over vast forests; Kneipp pools offer refreshment for your feet; and churches and burial mounds give an insight into the past. Some Tours lead you to cosy refreshment stops, others offer beautiful places for a picnic.

Always accompanied by the red ‘T’ on a white background that marks all TERRA.tracks, you can experience a variety of historical and natural features. No matter which Tour you choose, you’ll find relaxation and tranquillity in the Osnabrück region.

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    Easy
    01:22
    2.93 mi
    2.1 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The wooded hills of the northern Teutoburg Forest characterize this beautiful five-kilometer circuit near Georgsmarienhütte.The nature park hiking car park “Eighth of the World” is the starting point of your hike. From there it goes at the beginning over the Nottberg into an enchanted beech forest and then down into a small brook valley. Deforested forest areas reveal a …

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  • Intermediate
    02:46
    6.22 mi
    2.2 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In the heart of the nature and geopark TERRA.vita, north of the city of Melle, this ten kilometer tour leads through the picturesque forest of the Meller Mountains.One of the two parking spaces at the Waldbühne near Melle is a suitable starting point for this round. Between forest and field, follow the Sonnenweg northwards and turn right after one …

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  • Easy
    01:21
    3.30 mi
    2.5 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this short TERRA.track you circle the Alfsee reserve basin and enjoy beautiful insights and views of the surrounding nature.The starting point is on the north bank of the beautiful Alfsee at the parking lot there. Since the construction of the water protection system in the 1970s, this area has developed into an important breeding, resting and wintering area …

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  • Intermediate
    02:50
    6.63 mi
    2.3 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    South of Melle-Neuenkirchen, this circular route leads past meadows and fields and also takes you to the beautiful Königsbrück Castle.The starting point is in the center of Neuenkirchen, where you can leave your car on one of the parking lots. Alternatively, you can also travel by public bus and start hiking at the Lindenplatz stop. At the beginning it goes past the outdoor pool to the south, where you turn left at the next opportunity.

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  • Intermediate
    03:15
    7.27 mi
    2.2 mph
    725 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The TERRA.track "Kneipp to go" promises eleven kilometers of hiking pleasure through mountains and valleys with one or two refreshments north of the Kneipp health resort Bad Iburg.The fountain field at the Kneipp adventure park is the perfect starting point for this round. You can leave your car at the adjacent parking lot or you can travel by bus …

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  • Easy
    01:59
    4.65 mi
    2.3 mph
    225 ft
    250 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    South of Berge, this short circular route takes you through picturesque forests and past colorful fields through the interesting cultural landscape of the Osnabrücker Land.You start at the Billkuhle parking lot on Lingener Straße and hike north-east from there. Initially, the TERRA.track runs through the forest, but in the meantime you can enjoy changing views of the mountains. On side streets it goes to the rest area Neustadt, which offers itself for a first break.

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  • Intermediate
    02:49
    6.63 mi
    2.4 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This TERRA.track runs along meadows and streams as well as through the shady forest of the Wiehengebirge north of Rulle.The starting point is on the edge of Rulle in the parking lot of the Hotel Lingemann. First it goes a bit along a street until you turn off at a small pond to the Nette. You cross this river …

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  • Intermediate
    01:18
    2.79 mi
    2.1 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Wide forest roads and narrow paths alternate on this short circuit through the northern Teutoburg Forest. Two somewhat steeper climbs are rewarded with the wonderful panoramic view from the Varus Tower.From the starting point at the Oesede forester's house parking lot, the route initially heads south. The first slope takes you up in the forest to Bardinghaussundern, an elevation …

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  • Intermediate
    01:49
    4.05 mi
    2.2 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This six and a half kilometer circular route through the northern Teutoburg Forest near Dissen connects the Schollegge, Steinegge and Ascher Egge.You start at the parking lot of the Waldgasthaus Röwekamp and hike west from there. This TERRA.track shares some sections with the Ahornweg, the TERRA.track Pilzweg and the Hermannsweg. At the beginning it goes along the edge of …

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  • Intermediate
    02:25
    5.51 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    To the north of Vehre, this almost nine-kilometer-long path winds through the hilly landscape of the Wiehengebirge.It starts at the Süntelstein car park on Power Weg. Surrounded by mighty trees, you hike slightly downhill on soft paths and pass a small pond. Depending on the season, you can watch tadpoles or frogs there. Then keep to the right at …

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  • Intermediate
    02:02
    4.86 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the nearly eight-kilometer circular route over fields and through forest areas near Merzen, everything revolves around the subject of foxes. With a little luck and at the right time of day, you can even meet him.It starts in Merzen at the beautiful St. Lambertus Church, where there is also a parking lot. From there you initially walk north …

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  • Intermediate
    02:04
    4.49 mi
    2.2 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This seven-kilometer circular route takes you through the forests of the Wiehengebirge to the 211-meter-high Schwarzen Brink near Lintorf.The starting point is at the Schwarzer Brink parking and rest area on Bergstrasse. After you have crossed the street, you dive straight into the quiet forest and hike westward. At the Schwarzen Brink, a beautiful view awaits you from a …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    59.3 mi
  • Duration
    26:00 h
  • Elevation
    4,575 ft

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Forest, water, hiking pleasure — Germany’s Osnabrück Land