Oldenburg, at the Hunte River, is located in the north-western part of the state Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) and flanked by the cities of Bremen and Groningen (Netherlands). It has a population of around 159,000 and is therefore the fourth largest city in this state.
It was stated in the early 11th century under the name of Aldenburg. Its significance grew manifold due to the Hunte River and later, converted into the capital of the County of Oldenburg.
In 1945, after World War II, it was suddenly jammed with the refugees who migrated into the city in a hope to save their lives. Fortunately, this area was only moderately bombed during the war.
Museums in Oldenburg take account of objects d’art and cultural-history exhibits. All along, it contains folklore, art and crafts and a gallery of old masters and 20th-century art.
In addition to an altering string of unique displays, the Land Museum also puts forward typical biology collections and craftsmen’s art of bygone times as well as from regions outside Europe.
Travelers often come to realize the city as they experience the vibrancy of it and university seat located in the wide-open landscape of north-western Germany. City’s heart beats in Old Town, which is clustered in the region of the Old Town Hall, Church and the castle.
The city center is a huge pedestrian zone with street cafes, bistros and restaurants to suit all of your tastes. Charming spots and parts, green and softly flowing waterways round off the picture, are all making it a worth of seeing.
Even in the terms of festivals and markets, it is not too far behind from any other major German city. Kramer market is meant to your shopping spree which could be done here for 10 days at the end of September and the beginning of October. This is among Germany’s biggest fair and ranks almost the 5th spot.
The Oldenburg Horse Week (Oldenburger Pferdewoche) is for animal lovers as you might get to see international riding and horse jumping tournaments as well as horse trading.
KIBUM is a Children’s Book Fair which is organized for 10 days in November and has been held every year since 1975.
Or what about Lambertimarkt, which is a Christmas market that is held almost every year around mid December at the foot of the old Town Hall and the Lamberti Church.
Easter Market, which usually starts on Easter Saturday, is the first funfair of the year. Its outings, rides and merry-go-rounds catch the attention of families in the midst of kids who appreciate and love it all the time.