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Oldenburg Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 54 photos

Oldenburg is often named "Oldenburg in Oldenburg", the latter referring to the surrounding county. This double naming may seem strange but is essential to identify the town, as there is another Oldenburg in northern Germany: Oldenburg in Holstein, situated northeast of Hamburg close to the Baltic Sea coast and the island of Fehmarn.


Even if Oldenburg doesn't have any tourist attractions one would cross oceans for, it is worth a stop and a stroll if you are in the area.

I came over from Emden for a day to do some research on Oldenburg's main church (which indeed made it into my book; note the spires in the background of the photo left). Then I explored the town centre and the beautiful palace gardens.

I liked the place. The small city has that certain inviting flair.


The town centre has not been affected much by World War II bombings. Post-war modernism has done more damage than the war.

The town's appearance was mostly formed in the 19th century. There are, however, a couple of older buildings left, like the palace, Lamberti church, the Lappan tower, some renaissance houses. The pedestrian streets of the centre follow the old winding ground plan and are enjoyable for walking and shopping.

  • Last visit to Oldenburg: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Nice photo of the geese in the Palace gardens! The gardens look quite nice. Thanks for sharing!

  • slothtraveller's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    That's a good picture of the Lambertikirche. I found it so difficult to photograph as the square it is in is small and obscured by other buildings. I enjoyed reading your pages!

  • Turska's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2010 at 5:03 AM

    It´s your page again :) I was searching for tips to Oldenburg and to Verden-to choose witch one would be nicer to stay on our way to Benelux.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    The palace looks interesting and the old part of the remaining town not destroyed wonderful. Good job of showing these

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2009 at 6:30 AM

    Hi Kathrin, thanks for the nice introduction to Oldenburg. Glad the Lamberti church made it into your book. I went to Oldenburg once for a conference, but was too busy to see very much. Hope to go again this summer.

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2009 at 6:20 AM

    There is an Oldenburg, Indiana, too! Founded by Germans in 1837. I feel the same way about it. A wonderful place to relax


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