Coat of arms

Coordinates: 52°40′38″N 07°57′27″E / 52.67722°N 7.95750°E / 52.67722; 7.95750Coordinates: 52°40′38″N 07°57′27″E / 52.67722°N 7.95750°E / 52.67722; 7.95750
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Osnabrück
Municipal assoc. Artland
  Mayor Wolfgang Becker (CDU)
  Total 17.95 km2 (6.93 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 12,845
  Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 49610
Dialling codes 05431
Vehicle registration OS
Website www.quakenbrueck.de

Quakenbrück is a town in the district of Osnabrück, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Hase. It is part of the Samtgemeinde ("collective municipality") of Artland.

Quakenbrück has a professional basketball team, the Artland Dragons.


Temperate coastal climate affected by damp NW winds from the North Sea. The long term average shows the air temperature in Quakenbrück reaching 8.5–9.0°C with an average rainfall of 700 mm. Between May and August, there are about 20–25 days during which temperatures may reach over 25 °C.

Memorial plate Jewish synagogue
Quakenbrück station
Church St. Sylvester
The town hall by the market place


Quakenbrück was founded in 1234 by the Bishop of Osnabrück, according to the earliest documents, although the area had been settled previously. It served as a border to the north of Osnabrück.

On 29 May 1916, a nail man made from French poplar was given to the city by Clemens Freiherr von Schorlemer-Lieser and placed in the meeting room of the town hall. Revenue from the statue, which depicted a 13th-14th-century knight clad in armor and holding a shield and a sword and has come to be known as the Quakenbrück iron Knight (Quakenbrücker Eiserne Burgmann), were used to fuel the war effort. The statue was built by two soldiers from Schorlemer's Battalion.[2]


Sons and daughters of the town


  1. Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. Heiko Bockstiegel: Der Eiserne Burgmann im Rathaussaal zu Quakenbrück. in: Heimat-Jahrbuch Osnabrücker Land 1980, S. 54ff.

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