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Obristan is a neighbor country north of Arstotzka, Kolechia, United Federation, and Antegria, spanning the width of the game map. The achievement "Snowier Pastures" suggests Obristan experiences winter weather around December. Citizens of Obristan have a red-covered passport with a golden eagle on the cover, but not to be confused with the similar Arstotzkan passport.

Jorji Costava describes Obristan as a good place.[1] The country also comes off as more stable than war-torn Arstotzka and other countries, as none of Obristan's internal or external problems are brought up in the game.

Obristan requires re-entry tickets from Obri passport holders who wish to re-enter the country.[2]


The inspector is given a choice to flee to Obristan, alone or with his family, when travel restrictions for Arstotzkan citizens are put in place on day 29.[1] EZIC also evacuates the inspector's family to Obristan to safety in case he is arrested on day 23.[3]

Scripted entrants from Obristan[]


  • Obristan's motto is "Obristan above all."[4] This is similar to Arstotzka's "Glory to Arstotzka". The motto might be a reference to "Germany above all" which is the beginning of the pre-1945 German anthem.[5] It may also be a play on the fact that Obristan is the northernmost country in the game, thus it is "above all" of the other countries.
  • Obristan and the game as a whole is referenced in Please, Don't Touch Anything in an ending where the player stamps a passport from Obristan.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jorji's conversation with the inspector on day 29
  2. Cutscenes for endings 16 and 18.
  3. Endings 9 and 10
  4. Cutscene for ending 18
  5. The German National Anthem "Deutschlandlied" or "The Song of the Germans"