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Culture of Oldenburg. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Oldenburg In Oldenburg, you can arrange a very interesting sightseeing program. One of the city's main historical symbols is Schloss Oldenburg (Oldenburg palace). It was built in the first half of the 17th century as a vivid example of the German Renaissance. For many years, this palace has been the official residence of city rulers. The three-story palace is distinguished by sophisticated architecture and attracts tourists with a spectacular facade design.
One of the largest cities in Lower Saxony - Oldenburg - is a great option for a family holiday. Here, besides numerous attractions (Oldenburg Castle, the Town Hall, St. Lambert's Church), … Open
The building has preserved graceful columns and stucco molding, and an unusual round tower makes Schloss Oldenburg one of the most recognizable architectural objects in town. Not so long ago, the building underwent a complete reconstruction, during which many of its original decoration elements were restored. Now it is open to the public and houses the city's largest library that houses a collection of rare ancient books. Some of the halls are occupied by an art gallery, which presents a collection of sculptures and paintings of the 16th-19th centuries.
Oldenburg has several interesting museums, and the Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte introduces its guests to the history and culture of the region. The museum building itself is a spectacular historical monument. Collections of interesting historical and art exhibits are gathered within its walls. One of them is dedicated to the work of the famous artist Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein who was Goethe's close friend. Themed exhibitions dedicated to the most important historical periods for the city are also formed in the museum. The most unusual part of this museum is the Augusteum that often hosts temporary exhibitions on European art of the 16th-18th centuries. The gallery also hosts exhibitions of contemporary artists and meet-and-greets with famous people of art. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Oldenburg is dominated by traditional Saxon cuisine, many of whose recipes have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Regional gastronomy has many interesting features. The townspeople … Open
No less interesting is the Staatliches Museum Natur und Mensch displaying a lot of amazing exhibits. The main part of its collection acquaints visitors with the nature of Lower Saxony. Among the most unusual exhibits is a huge piece of peat bog. During the development of one of the local peat deposits, researchers discovered organic inclusions dating back to prehistoric times. The piece presented in the museum demonstrates fragments of skeletons that belong to animals that inhabited our planet thousands of years ago. This museum will be an interesting place for families, as it often conducts fascinating tours for children.
Lambertikirche, Oldenburg A regular city walk can turn into an exciting tour too. In the streets, you can see well-preserved buildings of various periods at every corner. A striking architectural monument is the old Town Hall building Oldenburg Rathaus attractive with its richly decorated facade. Many beautiful historic buildings are concentrated around the old Market Square. Here you can find one of Olderburg's main religious symbols - St. Lambert's Church. It is a vivid Gothic monument that has remained virtually unchanged since its construction. The newest fragment of the building is its neo-Gothic rotunda erected during the last major reconstruction.
Oldenburg is one of the oldest German cities that received its name in honor of a noble family. The challenging history of the city and its close proximity to Holland made local culture and … Open
An architectural monument with an amazing history is the Kulturzentrum building. It was built more than a hundred years ago and once housed the largest hospital in the city. Over time, it lost its original importance and was abandoned for some time. The city authorities decided to save the historical monument and converted it into a cultural center, which now hosts concerts, literary evenings, and art exhibitions.
Among the modern symbols of the city is the Weser-Ems-Halle Exhibition Center. It was built recently and is used for the annual Flower Show. The center's hall can accommodate up to 50,000 people at a time. For the rest of the year, the Weser-Ems-Halle doesn't close but holds various cultural and entertainment programs.
Oldenburg doesn't offer lots of noisy entertainment centers, so one of the tourists' favorite entertainments is walking in picturesque parks and gardens. Oldenburger Schlossgarten is one of … Open
Fans of picturesque natural locations will have the opportunity to explore the wonderful island of Harriersand. Most of the 11-kilometer-long island is occupied by beautiful park areas. In the warm season, several beaches are equipped on the island. Since recently, the entire territory of the island is under protection. Here you can see rare species of trees and plants, watch birds and insects. Despite its great natural value, the entire area of the island is available for recreation. Its visitors can enjoy parks with children's attractions, sports grounds, numerous hiking and cycling paths.
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Oldenburg

Culture guide to Oldenburg. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Oldenburg: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Oldenburg. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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