Most of the sites here in Wardenburg date from days of the Middle Ages, but there are a few modern ones as well.
The Grain Mill, built in the 16th century, was a gift to the Countess Elizabeth, the mother of the most revered Count Anton Günther. It’s now the host to many concerts.
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It was Count Anton Günther who bred a special breed of war horses here in the Oldenburg region. These horses were instrumental to the officers of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-164).
The Oldenburg Castle is nearby and now a museum with “period rooms,” paintings, and artwork. The museum also preserves the region’s cultural history and tells more of the story of Anton Günther and his prized horses. There are also art objects scattered throughout the parks of Wardenburg, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you find.
Trips to the Brickyard Museum (which was going to originally be a distillery) and the Moorland Farmer’s Museum will be like stepping through a time machine.
The Marienkirche, dating from 1278, was once a pilgrimage church and for the art lover, displays many wonderful paintings. Besides, its Bell Tower is Wardenburg’s most notable landmark so that’s what you’ll see on first sight upon your arrival.
Wardenburg sits on the Wildeshausen Geest Nature Park, so the outside landscape is just picture perfect. Here you’ll be able to hire a personal hiking guide to take you around the many trails within the park. Or, just sit back with your rod and reel for some old fashioned fishing in Tillysee.
Sorry, there’s no swimming within that lake since it’s a “protected” area. You’ll just have to head over to Everkamp, the town’s indoor pool for that. Everkamp is the place most of the town’s sporting activities take place, including skating and tennis.