Town Hall and Market Square


The river „Hase“, many frogs and countless dragons have an important role in Quakenbrück, which is located in the north of the “Osnabrücker Land”: The river "Hase", which divides several times, flows through the city, past more than a hundred half-timbered houses that are listed as historical monuments, whose wooden gables are decorated with dragon figures in many places. The frog, on the other hand, adorns many shops in the city center in the form of a large sculpture as the heraldic animal of the merchant class. Quakenbrück was first mentioned in 1235. Guests explore the medieval small town with its impressive “Burgmannshöfe”, winding streets and a medieval collegiate church with a wooden tower on the "Poggenpad" - Low German for frog path. Not only those interested in culture are enthusiastic about Quakenbrück, but also cyclists: The park-like arable landscape of the “Artland” adventure region makes the city of Quakenbrück an ideal starting point for leisurely bike tours that lead to historic courtyards, farm cafés and beautiful gardens.


Hohe Pforte

City gate "Hohe Pforte"

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.

Market Square and St. Mary's

Market Square and Europe Fountain

The market square with the Europe Fountain as its focus. The three founding cells of the city can be seen from here: On the left side of the St. Mary's Church rises the castle hill. On the other side rises the baroque tower of St. Sylvester Church. In front of the town hall is a monument which commemorates the founding of the empire in 1871.



At „Schützenhof“ is a popular place for excursions wich is called the sole slide. The water drains over a length of 222 meters. The River „Hase“ has a four meter difference in height. A fish ladder was created with stones where fishes are able to climb up these four meters.