Town Hall and Market Square


The name of the city of Quakenbrück is interpreted as a "bridge over the trembling marshland" and the inland delta of the River “Hase”, which originally flowed through the city in seven arms. The approximately 130 preserved half-timbered houses give a homely structure. The best example of this is the “Lange Straße” with old trading houses and the pointed, projecting gables. In general, the Middle Ages are shown everywhere, whether at the last surviving remains of the preferred city fortifications, the "Hohe Pforte", at the essentially Gothic “St. Sylvesterkirche” or the two mills. The city is the historical, economic and cultural center between the “Osnabrücker Nordland” and the “Oldenburger Münsterland”.

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Facts & Figures

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Year 1235

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52.67571 latitude and 7.956740 longitude

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What is the city known for?

The city gate "Hohe Pforte" served not only to protect the city but also as a prison for "quarrelsome women". It can still be visited and is also available as a wedding location. The guests can have a "Poggenschluck", a drink made on the basis of bitter oranges, which is greenish and reminds of “Poggen”, Low German for frog.