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Colors of Oldenburg - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

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 traditions special, which will make any vacation even more interesting. For hundreds of years, Oldenburg has been one of the largest horse-breeding centers in Europe. Several farms breeding elite horses are still open on the outskirts of the city. Many of them are currently available for every tourist. They attract not only curious travelers but also locals with small children. Such farms are one of their favorite family leisure spots. On farms, everyone can learn how to care for animals, as well as ride a horse through the picturesque surroundings of the city.
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 … Open
The townspeople are also known for their love for nature. Almost half of the city is covered by green parks and gardens. For local residents, keeping a home garden green and good-looking is considered a matter of honor, therefore, picturesque squares and gardens are found literally at every step here. The maintenance of cleanliness and order in the streets is closely monitored, and any violations are punishable by heavy fines. In recent years, Oldenburg has become a permanent venue for many interesting international festivals and celebrations, which invariably attract a large number of guests.
Every year, the Weser-Ems-Halle hosts a flower exhibition in which representatives from various countries take part. At this exhibition, florists and gardeners present their best achievements. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to buy beautiful flowers for their domestic gardens. The exhibition center is very large and can accommodate up to 50,000 people at a time. Apart from exhibitions and flower fairs, it holds meetings with eminent flower growers, as well as other thematic programs. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
In recent years, Oldenburg has hosted the Oldenburger Promenade International Music Festival several times. There is no permanent venue for the event - open-air concert venues are set up and local cultural centers open their doors on its occasion. Music lovers would also be happy to visit the city in August when they hold an annual music festival here. Modern performers are invited to play music of various genres in the open air. Concert venues for them are equipped in the main squares and parks. It must be said that the festival program is not limited to just musical concerts. The audience will be offered themed tours and meet-and-greets with famous musicians, a lot of entertainment, and tastings of the best regional dishes.
Dawn of a new Day In September, the time comes for the traditional theater and film festival, and one of Oldenburg's most unusual and interesting holidays is celebrated in October. The main autumn holiday is dedicated to grape harvesting and its main events are wine tastings. The history of this wine festival has more than one hundred years, and now it is accompanied by a rich entertainment program. They always open colorful fairs where you can buy interesting souvenirs, the best regional wines and delicacies. During the festival, one can enjoy street parties and folk group performances, as well as special entertainment programs for kids.
1. The nearest airport to Oldenburg is located in Bremen and regularly receives flights from major European cities. From the airport, the city can be reached by train or bus. 2. Those … Open
Travelers visiting Oldenburg in November will have a chance to attend its traditional book fair. A series of annual holidays ends with preparations for Christmas and New Year starting in early December. A few weeks before the holiday, a Christmas market opens in the city to sell wonderful souvenirs and traditional jewelry, as well as sweets and delicacies beloved by locals.
Landesmuseum, Oldenburg The townspeople like and know how to have a good time - various hobby clubs have remained relevant in the city for many years. Everyone can become a member of one of the local sports clubs or join fishing, hunting, cooking enthusiasts. Even though lots of entertainment centers have opened in Oldenburg in recent years, nature & camping trips still remain a favorite recreational option for locals. They also like guests, so you should not refuse an invitation to a home party. The only thing to take into account is that it is customary to appoint meetings a few days in advance. Even good friends do not have spontaneous meetings here.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Oldenburg
♥   St. Petri Dom, Bremen, 40.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Oldenburg

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Oldenburg. Learn the best periods to visit Oldenburg to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Oldenburg.
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