Ostercappeln lies in the nature park Terra Vita, one of the largest nature reserves in Germany. 70% of the natural park area consists of wooded areas with diverse and sometimes rare plants. The Wittekindsweg runs on the ridge of the Wiehengebirge from Osnabrück to Ostercappeln, Bad Essen to Minden in the Weserbergland. A number of other trails (e.g. DIVA Walk, Arminiusweg, Mühlenweg) and circular routes open up the surrounding area for hikers and walkers.
The distance from Ostercappeln to Bad Essen amounts about 10 km (2010 horticultural show Bad Essen).
For cyclists offer the north, with its subsequent lowland swamps, lakes and the Midland Canal charming and shallow targets.
Marked themed routes, for example the DIVA Tour , the Castle tour or the Garden Dream Tour combining attractions of the region.

amusement parks

(Range from the Holiday flats Wittekindsweg / range from the cottage at the Kronensee )

- Amusement Park Kronensee 4 km / 0 km
- Water sports center Alfsee 29 km / 28 km
- Natural Park Dümmer 28 km/24 km


- Venne: old water mill (with the Village Museum) 7 km / 5 km
- Dinosaur tracks from Barkhausen 18 km / 20 km
- Bad Essen: historic market square (half-timbered houses) 10 km / 12 km
- Nature Center Schäferhof in Damme 23 km / 19 km
- Observatory Melle 23 km / 29 km
- Forest zoo Osnabrück 17 km / 24 km
- Lots of interesting churches, monasteries and castles in the area
- Natours travel specialist tour operator from Ostercappeln for an active holiday by bike, on foot, by canoe / kayak and sailboat. Guided bike and canoe trips in the region of Osnabrück. Wheels and canoes can be hired (see also activity holiday )


- Museum and Park (the excavations of the Varus Battle) 11 km / 9 km
- Cloth- weaver museum in Bramsche 22 km / 20 km
- Museum of Nature and Environment (Planetarium) in Osnabrück
- Felix Nussbaum House Osnabrück
- Industry Museum Osnabrück
- Erich Maria Remarque-house Osnabrück


- Brine pool in Bad Essen 10 km / 123 km
- Swimming in the Amusement Park Kronensee 4 km / 0 km
- Indoor Water park Bramsche 23 km / 21 km with Varus Spa
- Nettebad Osnabrück (fun) 16 km / 19 km
- Themed indoor pool with giant slide and brine area in Espelkamp 32 km / 34 km