Is Osnabruck Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Osnabruck fosters a safe environment for solo female travellers. The locals are welcoming and there are always plenty of safe public transport options. It has a low crime rate, and the authorities maintain high standards of control. It's recommendable to follow standard precautions like keeping an eye on personal belongings and avoid traveling to isolated areas alone at night.

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How safe is Osnabruck?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Osnabruck is generally considered safe even at night. However, like any other urban area, it's always a good idea to avoid less frequented areas and maintain vigilance, especially during late hours. The city is well-lit and public transportation is usually reliable. However, rare isolated incidents could occur, as they may in any city in the world. Most locals are helpful and law enforcement response is reliable.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Very safe

In Osnabruck, public transportation is highly reliable and safe. The buses and trams are well-maintained and they run on time. The stations are usually teeming with people and security presence is quite common. There's also a good network of night buses for late-night travelers. However, like any place, it's always advisable to stay alert and keep your personal belongings close to you.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Osnabruck is generally a safe place for solo female travelers. Most locals are respectful and it is quite rare to experience street harassment. Nevertheless, it is always advisable to practice normal precautions and stay alert to your surroundings.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Moderate

Osnabruck, like many parts of Germany, is generally safe. However, some petty crime such as pick-pocketing, purse snatching or theft from parked cars can occur, particularly in crowded places or tourist areas. Always exercise caution and keep an eye on your belongings.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Osnabruck, is of excellent quality and perfectly safe to drink. Regular strict controls ensure it abides by the high standards set by the German Drinking Water Ordinance thus guaranteeing its safety and cleanliness. So, you can drink directly from the tap without any concerns.

Is Osnabruck safe to travel?

Solo travel experience

My experience in Osnabrück eas amazing. I found a really lovely host via Be Welcome who even gave me her bike to use! I had a wonderful time in this small cute city. Everything is reachable by bus or bike or even foot. Roses and lavender were blooming and the people were friendly. I felt very safe, even on the main roads and city centre at night.

Posted: September 24, 2023
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Is Osnabruck safe for women?



Osnabrück is a rather small city. People there are overall a bit stuffy. Of course there is sexual harassment just like anywhere else in the world (sad to say) but I’ve been living there for almost 5 years now and I’ve been harassed by a group of teenage boys once. I have to say I grew up with a lot of men around me so I might have a thick skin but I’ve never felt unsafe walking around the city in darkness or going somewhere alone. (There’s also going to be a taxi only for women during the summer months that will drive you home safely for a decent price.) I also have to say that if you are LGBTQ+, you might experience some harassment and hate. Osnabrück itself is pretty open, has a LGBTQ+ community and celebrates special events every year but as I said: most people there are a bit stuffy.

Posted: April 14, 2024
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Is Osnabruck safe right now?

Before your visit to Osnabruck, it's essential to check travel advisories for Germany, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.

United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States Government advises exercising increased caution in Germany due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 1, 2024

Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Germany due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 15, 2024

Australia's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Australian government advises to **exercise a high degree of caution in Germany** due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 15, 2024

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