169.077 Inhabitants ¹
15.935 Students ²
2 Higher education institutions ²
WELCOME TO OLDENBURG
Oldenburg is considered a business-friendly city. In addition to many traditional firms, it has become home to a vibrant creative scene which lends the city a new dynamic spirit. Oldenburg offers an increasing number of recreational activities featuring a mix of culture, nature, tradition and modernity.
You’ll see impressive historic buildings on many streets and corners in town, such as the . This 35-m bell tower is one of the oldest buildings in Oldenburg. The historic building, in which the municipal library is located, is also worth seeing. As you pass the Oldenburger Staatstheater and the city hall, you’ll come to the marketplace where both young and old sit together and chat. Looking around, you can’t miss the impressive , one of the few buildings which survived the massive city fire of 1676 and recently underwent extensive renovation.
The downtown district is encircled by several canals fed by the Hunte River, so there are always places along the water to take a break.
Visit the Botanical Garden at the University of Oldenburg which contains many plants from the region and other countries as well!
By the way, some say that there are more bicycles in Oldenburg than inhabitants. Hard to believe, right? The fact is that bikes are a great way of getting around town, going to the higher education institutions, taking excursions to the many lakes and moors in the region, or visiting the city parks.
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LIVING IN OLDENBURG
Oldenburg is a very comfortable, green city. And bikes are the best way of getting around. Some parts of the city are even blocked to traffic and can only be reached on foot or by bike.
Because Oldenburg is relatively small, you will be able meet people quickly. The International Office organises various events for the international students.
You should plan a trip to the North Sea on one of your free weekends. In every season, you can take a train to the town of Dangst and enjoy the cool sea breeze. But Oldenburg itself offers water-recreational activities as well. For example, you can take a boat tour through the city and to the edge of the castle gardens via the canals of the Hunte River. In the summer time, many residents spend the day swimming at one of the many lakes in the regions. You should definitely try out the Woldsee!
If you’d like to go out for drinks at night, Wallstrasse is the place to go. There you’ll find numerous bars, restaurants and cafés, as well as many friends and acquaintances from your higher education institution.
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