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Sightseeing in Oldenburg - what to see. Complete travel guide

Some people call Oldenburg “the city of parks” due to the large number of green zones. It is really difficult to imagine that this picturesque city is one of the largest industrial centers of the country. Several centuries ago here appeared first tobacco factories; later foundry and machine-building factories, glass and leather manufactures were built on the territory of Oldenburg. Besides this the city has always been famous for beautiful horses, and so some surrounding areas are still a location of old farms where hereditary breeders live.
Greenery occupies more than half of the city’s territory. The reason for this is in the fact the majority of people lay out gardens around their homes. It has already become a good tradition. You can find numerous squares and parks right everywhere in Oldenburg. Schlogarten and Eversten Holz are considered the most beautiful park and forest respectively. Many years ago these nature reserves belong to the noble lords, who used them for rest and hunting. In the city you will also find numerous old buildings created in 14 - 18 centuries. However, the majority of the historical monuments were destroyed during a severe fire in 1676.
Kulturzentrum remains one of the most interesting architectural monuments. Originally it was a hospital, and today the castle hosts Cultural Center of Oldenburg Life. Here usually take place most important events including musical concerts, art shows and lectures. Not far away from the center you can see another remarkable building - the Main Library a music school opened more than two centuries ago. Picturesque streets, spacious parks and cozy restaurants will certainly conquer the heart of any traveler, and you will want to return to this wonderful city again and again. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Walking along the historic streets of the city, you can see a majestic red-brick building - the luxurious Elisabeth-Anna-Palais. Its construction took only two years - the building was completed in 1896. This beautiful building is the former residence of a ducal family; today it is particularly attractive for its original appearance that hasn't been changed for the last hundred years.
Fans of fascinating tours should definitely visit the State Museum for Nature and Man. Its opening took place in 1836, the founder of this museum is Augustus, Grand Duke of Oldenburg. Originally, the collection of the small museum presented rare insects and birds; the grand duke personally made a significant contribution to the expansion of its exposition. The museum has been housed in its current building since 1880, and its collection is continuously expanding. Today, museum visitors can see a collection of unique anthropological exhibits, as well as admire the earliest exhibits that have been in the museum for almost 200 years.
A significant religious monument of the city is St. Lambert's Church, which is believed to be the Oldenburg's most spectacular architectural monument. The elegant church with high turquoise-colored spires is built in the best traditions of the late Gothic style. One of its main features is the Neo-Gothic-style rotunda that was rebuilt in 1797. Walls of the church keep many unique religious artifacts as well as old elements of decoration.
Landesmuseum, Oldenburg The city has a unique art museum called the Augusteum. It was opened back in 1867; it is one of the oldest museums in Northern Germany. The foundation of this museum is closely connected with the name of Peter II who was a great admirer of painting. The museum's collection began with his private collection of artworks; today, visitors to the picture gallery can admire some unique canvases by famous masters of the 15th-18th centuries.
A symbolic historic site is a powder tower - the only element of Oldenburg's medieval defensive structures. The tower located on a small hill offers a wonderful view of the city streets.

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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Oldenburg
♥   Castle 'Oldenburg Castle' , 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rastede Castle' , 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Evenburg Lower Saxony' , 49.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Grasburg' , 51.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Tecklenburg' , 102.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Oldenburg
♥   National Park 'Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer' , 88.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Germany: things to see

The Brandenburg Gate is considered the main sight of Berlin, the capital of the country. The building of the Gate took place in 1788 – 1791. Nowadays, the monument is an important historic object. Once known as a “Charlie “guarding point, the monument was turned into a museum dedicated to the Cold War. The majority of ancient buildings in Berlin were destroyed during the Second World War, only a few have managed to survive till our days. These are St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, St. Nicolas Cathedral, the building of Arsenal, Marienkirche and Berlin Zoo, the biggest zoo in the world. Many historic landmarks were restored literally from ruins – the Berlin State Opera, Bellevue Palace, Reichstag, Charlottenberg Palace and Kaiser Wilhelm Kirche. There are more than a dozen of interesting museums in Berlin, the most famous of which are the Museum of Egypt, the Prussian Palace Museum, Bode Gallery, Kulturforum, Museum Island, the New National Gallery and Pergamon Museum. … Open
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