The Teutoburg Forest is a range of low, forested hills in the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia which was formerly believed to be the scene of Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, a decisive battle between the Germans and Romans in 9 AD. Until the 19th century the official name of the hill ridge was Osning.
The Teutoburg Forest is a peripheral section in the north of the German Central Uplands, and forms a long narrow range of hills extending from the eastern surroundings of Paderborn in the south to the western surroundings of Osnabrück in the northwest. South of the city centre of Bielefeld, a gap called the Bielefeld Pass bisects the range into the Northern Teutoburg Forest and Southern Teutoburg Forest . In addition, the northeastern and southwestern ridges are cut by the exits of the longitudinal valleys between the ridges.
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