Play corners

in our dining halls

Children are very welcome in our dining halls and cafeterias in Osnabrück, Lingen and Vechta. Necessary equipment such as changing tables and children's chairs are available. In the baby.lounge mothers can breastfeed their offspring undisturbed.


in the Schlossgarten Dining Hall

Heralded as a “showpiece project” in the Financial Times to mark the launch of this facility in November 2007, and 2010 award winner of the “Germany – Land of Ideas” initiative – our baby.lounge at the Schlossgarten Dining Hall in Osnabrück.

Eine Baby-Ecke in der Mensa

The baby.lounge is the ideal place for breastfeeding. Despite being right next to the kids’ play zone and the dining hall, this place offers mothers the opportunity to breastfeed in peace and quiet. The red “snail shell” designed by Osnabrück architect Werner Hülsmeier catches the eye in the foyer – but it’s simultaneously a place of quiet, providing an inconspicuous refuge.

By providing the baby.lounge, Osnabrück Student Services has further improved the conditions for young mums. As early as 2006, Osnabrück Student Services was declared a “baby-friendly and breastfeeding-friendly environment” according to “Zum Stillen willkommen”, a campaign that supports breastfeeding access.Kids and the baby.lounge at the dining hall