The Oldenburg District rests south of Bremen and Oldenburg, with the Hunte River running through. You can wander to your heart’s content in the Wildeshausen Geest Nature Park, where forests conceal majestic oaks and the marshlands, lakes, blooming heaths and sand dunes will astound you.
Oldenburg District Map
Towns & Villages in the Oldenburg District
Wildeshausen, the capital of the district, resides on the Hunte in the south. You can canoe your way along, exploring the river valley, or take a “water hike” along the steep embankments. Look for a sandy beach or shady forest to take your picnic lunch in perfect tranquility.
Close by, Dötlingen has transformed itself into a garden center for vacationers. Garden art and crafts are promoted, along with cooking and kitchen craft using garden produce. To partake of this Garden Culture, simply follow the small signs and colorful banners that announce activities near at hand.
In the northeast part of the district, Ganderkesee invites you to go swimming. Or why not try a hot air balloon ride? In the north, look for huge waterwheels on tributaries of the Weser River near Hude. Or drop by museums dedicated to blacksmiths and the printing industry in Hatten.
Wardenburg provides recreational activities for urban residents of nearby Oldenburg, including biking, hiking, canoeing and horseback riding.
And a little to the south, Großenkneten has angling opportunities at its Ahlhorn fish ponds and numerous lakes nearby.