Varusschlacht - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest near Osnabrück
9 A.D. LARGE PARTS OF GERMANIA ARE OCCUPIED BY ROMAN TROOPS, WHEN PUBLIUS QUINCTILIUS VARUS AND HIS ARMY ARE AMBUSHED ON THEIR RETURN MARCH TO THEIR WINTER CAMP. THE MAN BEHIND THE PLOT IS THE CHERUSCAN LEADER ARMINIUS.
The 17th, 18th and 19th legions are massacred by Germanic warriors in the space of a few days. The tragic defeat has gone down in history as the “Battle of the Teutoburg Forest”.
The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest near Osnabrück is today an internationally pursued area of research. The exhibition brings the history of this unique site to life and presents an up-to-date overview based on 20 years of research.
Archaeology, architecture and a permanent exhibition form the three pillars of the project, which has received numerous awards and was given the status of European Heritage Site by the European Union. Special exhibitions, events and interactive activities make it well worth a visit.