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Oldenburg is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a pleasant town with an old centre full of restaurants, cafes, and pedestrian streets, between Bremen and the Netherlands.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

From Bremen Airport BRE IATA, catch tram 6 to Bremen Hauptbahnhof, then catch a train.

As Bremen airport is not the best connected in the world, you might wish to consider Hamburg (HAM IATA) instead.

By train[edit]

There are approximately two connections an hour between Bremen and Oldenburg, which take you to the central station within an hour.

You could also travel from Groningen. You'd then take the train to Leer (D) and from there on to Oldenburg. Be aware of the border crossing after Nieuweschans. You can't use a dutch ticket to go to Germany.

By car[edit]

You can reach Oldenburg from the A1, A7, A27 and E22 highway.

By bus[edit]

See also: Intercity buses in Germany

1 Long Distance Buses Station

Get around[edit]

Bergstraße ("Hill Street") in the old town

You can walk in the pedestrian streets.


Main church St. Lambert's
  • 1 Schloss Oldenburg, Schloßplatz. Schloss Oldenburg on Wikipedia Oldenburg Castle (Q1303257) on Wikidata
  • 2 St. Lambertikirche, Markt 17. Built between 1155 and 1234



Carl von Ossietzky University (founded 1973) is an important regional university.



There are a host of eateries in the city center, including a variety of doener stands, Chinese Food, a McDonalds and a Burger King for the cash-strapped college student. On weekdays the Pferdemarkt hosts a market at which you can buy fresh baked breads, vegetables, and meats.

  • Arabic shops, Ritterstraße (Near Poststraße towards the city center). There are 2 Arabic shops where they tend to have more kinds of vegetables and things you wouldn't find in any other normal supermarket. Starting with cheese and ending with polenta.



There is a good selection of small cozy places in Wallstraße.








Stay safe[edit]


Go next[edit]

Routes through Oldenburg
GroningenLeer  W Tabliczka E22.svg E  DelmenhorstBremen

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