Discover Oldenburg - history and culture with young and modern spirit.
Oldenburg is a growing city. Its population has been on the increase for a number of years and now stands at more than 160,000. And that many people can't be wrong. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, Oldenburg offers variety in abundance for locals and visitors alike: museums and cultural attractions, a state theatre, cosy pubs and arts centres, and a huge range of shops. Vibrant Oldenburg offers a surprising mix of the traditional and the modern and is famed for a spirit of invention that is reflected in its moniker 'the day after tomorrow city'.
The old quarter is the heart of Oldenburg. Within the extensive pedestrian area that surrounds the town hall, St. Lambert's Church and castle, architectural monuments spanning five centuries rub shoulders with modern shopping centres and the many bistros, pavement cafés and restaurants.
The town has more than its fair share of culture. It is particularly proud of Horst Janssen, who grew up in Oldenburg, and in 2000 the fascinating Horst Janssen Museum was opened, with a unique collection of works by the ingenious artist, illustrator and author.
The municipal museum also boasts some impressive collections, and the Regional Museum for Art and Cultural History with its Augusteum, the Prince's Palace and castle garden and the State Museum for Nature and Humankind are also close by. The flagship venue among the theatres and stages is the acclaimed Oldenburg State Theatre.