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 Netherlands.

Get in

By plane

From Bremen Airport, there is a direct bus service to Oldenburg - Public Express. There are stops in Oldenburg at the Hauptbahnhof, Pferdemarkt and the university.

Alternatively, catch tram 6 from the airport to Bremen Hauptbahnhof, then catch a train.

By train

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

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

By bus

  Long Distance Buses Station

The "PublicExpress" bus connects Oldenburg with Groningen. It can be reached in about two hours. The bus continues to Bremen.

Get around

Bergstraße ("Hill Street") in the old town

You can walk in the pedestrian streets.


Main church St. Lambert's



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.


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




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