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    Walking time 

    Osnabrück has 2,065 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 65 days. And, when you need to get home there are 534 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Osnabrück.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Osnabrück has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Osnabrück has more than 68,131 street lamps, which use 3.4 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 3.2 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 2.6% of Osnabrück’s total area, 120 square kilometers. That means each of Osnabrück’s 164,489 residents has an average of 19.2 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Osnabrück want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 501 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 3 km long.


    More than 150 sights and monuments, and far more than 871 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Osnabrück. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Osnabrück offers more than 35 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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