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In the heart of Westphalia and of Europe

Münster/ Osnabrück Airport borders on different regions of Northern Germany and thus represents and intersection between North Rhine Westphalia and Lower Saxony. This location provides FMO with an attractive catchment area. It is easily accessible for approximately 5 million people from the surrounding area. Visitors and passengers from the nearby Netherlands appreciate the location of the international airport as well as the attractions of the region for tourists.

Münster

Münster is a cosmopolitan and dynamic service centre with 55,000 students (total population 270,000), innovative centres for research and technology transfer, a modern infrastructure and a sound industrial base. The economic development of the city is clearly influenced by science and research. At the same time, Münster is a centre of culture. In addition to its urban history, historic old town and the Westphalian Peace Treaty, Münster also offers a unique range of cultural events and museums which are famous well beyond Northern Germany. For example, Münster's historic old town not only offers a unique concentration of historical buildings, but also very special events and shopping possibilities. Modern architecture, contemporary sculptures, the "Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte" (Museum of Art and Cultural History) and the "Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso". A further interesting cultural area is the “Kreativkai” located at the port, with the Wolfgang- Borchert-Theater, Hot Jazz Club and a vast variets of restaurants, pubs and clubs. A visit to Münster Zoo as well as attractions such as hot-air balloon trips and the international kite festival held at the Aasee also offer exciting leisure experiences. Annual events not to be missed are also the "Eurocityfest" and the Christmas Markets held in a historic town setting.

For further information: www.tourismus.muenster.de

Osnabrück

Its attractive position between the Teutoburger Wald and Wiehengebirge means that Osnabrück is benefiting increasingly from tourism and leisure developments The rural area around Osnabrück provides healthy relaxation in numerous healing spas and for some years now has also been considered particularly attractive for visitors interested in history. Osnabrück University and the University of Applied Sciences meanwhile count amongst the crème de la crème of newly founded universities. The very popular international study courses offered here guarantee ongoing progress Proud of its history and tradition, Osnabrück is also a town which successfully unites the past with the future. The Westphalian Peace Treaty was signed here in 1648, and today Osnabrück still continues to make active efforts in the promotion of peace.

For further information: www.osnabrueck.de

DISTRICT OF STEINFURT

Following in the tracks of the “Tödden”, who used to deal in linen along the ancient east-west trade route, we discover a region which impresses by its incredible variety. The district consists of 24 towns and communities. It covers 1791 square kilometres and, as such, is the second largest district of North Rhine Westphalia. Over 430,000 people live here. Within the scope of EUREGIO, the district collaborates closely with the towns of Münster, Osnabrück and Enschede. The district of Steinfurt is an important economic area which is constantly expanding and offers innovative business ideas, a good infrastructure and excellent framework conditions. Did you know, for example, that large textile companies such as C & A, Hettlage, Boecker or Voss all originated from Töddenwesen? Or that popular products such as the fabric used to drape the Reichstag and the prestigious German eagle in the Deutscher Bundestag come from the district of Steinfurt? Come to the district of Steinfurt and see this little Westphalian paradise for yourself.

For further information: www.kreis-steinfurt.de

Rural area of Osnabrück

The Westphalian Peace Treaty, the Varus Battle, the four VitalSpas or the Artländer farm culture are all features specifically associated with the rural district of Osnabrück. But the region has even more to offer: Excursion destinations in beuatiful natural landscape, historical sights as well as clearly signposted cycling and hiking routes are all to be found here. Whereas the southern and eastern part of the region is particularly influenced by the hills of the Teutoburger Forest and the Wiehengebirge, the charm of the northern area is reflected in gentle parkland landscapes, river meadows and moor areas. Located in the heart of the rural area of Osnabrück is one of Germany's largest natural parks, the diversity of which is so unusual that it was accepted by UNESCO into the European Geopark network - the TERRA.vita natural park!

Osnabrücker Land Tourism Association: www.osnabruecker-land.de

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