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A hotel in Oldenburg is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Oldenburg hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Oldenburg are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Oldenburg hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Oldenburg hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Oldenburg have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Oldenburg
An upscale full service hotel facility in Oldenburg that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Oldenburg hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

Full service hotels in Oldenburg
Full service Oldenburg hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Oldenburg
Boutique hotels of Oldenburg are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Oldenburg boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Oldenburg may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Oldenburg
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Oldenburg travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Oldenburg focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Oldenburg
Small to medium-sized Oldenburg hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Oldenburg traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Oldenburg hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Oldenburg
A bed and breakfast in Oldenburg is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Oldenburg bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Oldenburg B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Oldenburg
Oldenburg hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Oldenburg hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Oldenburg
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Oldenburg hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Oldenburg lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Oldenburg
Oldenburg timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Oldenburg often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Oldenburg on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Oldenburg
A Oldenburg motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Oldenburg for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Oldenburg motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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This article is about the German city. For other uses, see Oldenburg (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Altenburg.
Oldenburg
St Lamberti Church in the city centre
St Lamberti Church in the city centre
Coat of arms of Oldenburg
Coat of arms
Oldenburg   is located in Germany
Oldenburg
Oldenburg
Coordinates:  / 53.14389; 8.21389  / 53.14389; 8.21389
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Urban district
Government
• Lord Mayor Jürgen Krogmann (since 2014) (SPD)
Area
• Total 102.96 km (39.75 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)
• Total 163,830
• Density 1,600/km (4,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 26001–26135
Dialling codes 0441
Vehicle registration OL
Website www.oldenburg.de

Oldenburg (Oldb) or simply Oldenburg (German pronunciation: [ˈɔldənbʊʁk]; Low German: Ollnborg; Saterland Frisian: Ooldenbuurich) is an independent city in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. During the French annexation (1811–1813) in the wake of the Napoleonic war against Britain, it was also known as Le Vieux-Bourg in French. The city is situated at the Rivers Hunte and Haaren, in the northwestern region between the cities of Bremen in the east and Groningen (Netherlands) in the west. It has a population of 160,907 (December 2014).

The city is the place of origin of the House of Oldenburg. Before the end of the German Empire (1918), it was the administrative centre and residence of the monarchs of Oldenburg.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): History

Archaeological finds point to a settlement dating back to the 8th century. The place was first mentioned in 1108 as Aldenburg in connection with Elimar I (also known as Egilmar I) who is now commonly seen as the first count of Oldenburg. The town gained importance due to its location at a ford of the navigable Hunte river. Oldenburg became the capital of the County of Oldenburg (later Duchy, Grand Duchy, and Free State), a small state in the shadow of the much more powerful Hanseatic city of Bremen.

In the 17th century, Oldenburg was a wealthy town in a time of war and turmoil and its population and power grew considerably. In 1667, the town was struck by a disastrous plague epidemic and, shortly after, a fire destroyed Oldenburg. The Danish kings, who were also counts of Oldenburg at the time, were not much interested in the condition of the town and it lost most of its former importance. In 1773, Danish rule ended. It was only then that the destroyed buildings in the city were rebuilt in a neoclassicist style. (In German, the "neoclassicist style" of that period would usually be called klassizistisch, while neoklassizistisch specifically refers to the classicist style of the early 20th century.)

After German Emperor Wilhelm II was forced to abdicate following the exhaustion and defeat of the German Empire in World War I, monarchic rule ended in Oldenburg as well with the abdication of Grand Duke Frederick Augustus II of Oldenburg (Friedrich August II von Oldenburg) on 11 November 1918. The Grand Duchy now became the Free State of Oldenburg (Freistaat Oldenburg), with the city remaining the capital.

In the 1928 city elections, the Nazi Party received 9.8% of the vote, enough for a seat on the Oldenburg city council. In the September 1930 Oldenburg state elections, the Nazi Party's share of the vote rose to 27.3%, and on May 29, 1932, the Nazi Party received 48.4% of the state election, enough to put the Nazi party in charge of forming a state government and, significantly, making Oldenburg the first state in the country to put the Nazis in power based on electoral turnout. By that autumn, a campaign of Aryanization began, forcing the sale of formerly Jewish-owed properties at steep discounts.

In 1945, after World War II, the State of Oldenburg was part of the British zone of occupation. The British military government of the Oldenburg region resided in the city. Several displaced persons camps were set up in the city that had suffered only 1.4% destruction during the bombing campaigns of World War II. About 42,000 refugees migrated into Oldenburg, which raised the number of residents to over 100,000. In 1946, the Free State of Oldenburg was dissolved, and the area became the 'Administrative District' of Oldenburg (Verwaltungsbezirk Oldenburg) as part of the newly formed federal German state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen). The city was now capital of the district. In 1978, the district was dissolved and succeeded by the newly formed Weser-Ems administrative region (Regierungsbezirk Weser-Ems), again with the city as administrative capital. The State of Lower Saxony dissolved all of the Regierungsbezirke by the end of 2004 in the course of administrative reforms.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Demography

Historical population of Oldenburg
Year 1502 1667 1702 1769 1816 1828 1837 1855 1871
Population ~ 2,300 ~ 4,300 ~ 5,000 6,959 6,278 6,800 9,280 11,370 13,928
Rank Nationality Population (2014)
1 Turkey 1,644
2 Poland 1,145
3 Iraq 1,084
4 Russia 547
5 Syria 409
6 Italy 408
7 Romania 344
8 Netherlands 289

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): City government

Local elections take place every five years. The city council (Stadtrat) has 50 seats. The lord mayor (Oberbürgermeister) is elected directly by the citizens.

Political parties in Oldenburg (Oldb) and their percentages of votes in past city council elections
Election
year
SPD Bündnis ’90/
Die Grünen
CDU Die Linke Freie Wähler/
FW-BFO
FDP Piraten
Partei
NPD LKR AFD
2001 40.1 13.6 30.5 3.9 2.8 8.2
2006 32.7 21.2 26.0 7.2 5.4 6.3
2011 34.0 27.3 20.6 6.1 3.1 3.0 2.8 1.1
2016 32.68 19.13 22.21 9.88 1.53 4.84 1.17 0.62 1.19 4.76
Resulting distribution of seats in the city council
Election
year
SPD Grüne CDU Linke FW FDP Piraten WFO NPD LKR AFD Total
seats
2001 21 7 15 2 1 4 50
2006 16 11 13 4 3 3 50
2011 17 14 10 3 2 1 1 1 1 50
2016 16 10 11 5 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 50

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Economy and infrastructure

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Transport

Schloss Oldenburg
  • The city centre of Oldenburg is surrounded by a ring of freeways (autobahns) consisting of A 28, A 29 and A 293. Because of this, Oldenburg is connected to the nationwide network of federal autobahns, as well as to the international E-road network (German: Europastraßen)
  • Oldenburg Central Station, Oldenburg (Oldb) Hauptbahnhof, is at the intersection of the railway lines Norddeich Mole-Leer-Oldenburg-Bremen and Wilhelmshaven-Oldenburg-Osnabrück, with Intercity services to Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden and InterCityExpress services to Frankfurt and Munich.
  • Oldenburg is only about half an hour drive from Bremen Airport (about 50 km | 31 miles). Other international airports nearby are Hamburg Airport (160 km | 100 miles) and Hannover-Langenhagen Airport (170 km | 106 miles).
  • The small Hatten Airfield, (Flugplatz Oldenburg-Hatten ICAO airport code: EDWH), is located about 17 km south-west of Oldenburg. It serves to small aircraft (private planes, gliders, balloons, and helicopters). A flight training school is also located there, and small planes can be chartered. Scenic flights can be booked as well.
  • Oldenburg is connected to shipping through the Küstenkanal, a ship canal connecting the rivers Ems and Weser. With 1.6 million tons of goods annually, it is the most important non-coastal harbour in Lower Saxony.
  • Bicycles play a very important part in personal transport.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Agriculture

The city is surrounded by large agricultural areas, about 80% of which is grassland. There are farms near and even a few within city limits. Predominant agricultural activities of the region are the cultivation of livestock, especially dairy cows and other grazing animals, crops such as grains for food and animal feed, as well as asparagus, corn, and kale.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Cultural life

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Recurring cultural events

  • Kultursommer (summer of culture), series of free musical and other cultural events in the city centre during summer holiday season in July.
  • CSD Nordwest (Christopher Street Day) parade of the regional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community in June, with up to 10,000 participants (since 1995).
  • Stadtfest, a three-day festival of the city centre in August/September, comprises gastronomical offerings and rock and pop music performances on various stages.
  • Oldenburg International Film Festival, privately organised film festival in September, focussed on independent film and film makers. The festival is funded through public subsidies and private sponsoring.
  • Kramermarkt, fun fair at the Weser-Ems Halle on ten days in September/October. The tradition of this annual volksfest dates back to the 17th century, when the Kramermarkt was a market event at the end of the harvest.
  • Oldenburger Kinder- und Jugendbuchmesse (KIBUM), an exhibition of new German language children's and youth literature, takes place over 11 days in November. A non-commercial fair organised by the city government in cooperation with the public library and the university library. In the course of the fair, a prize, the Kinder- und Jugendbuchpreis, is awarded to a debuting author or illustrator.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Points of interest

  • Core city centre, a large pedestrianised shopping destination for the region.
  • Oldenburg State Theatre, oldest mainstream theatre in Oldenburg, first opened in 1833.
  • Schloss Oldenburg in the city centre, until 1918 residence of the monarchic rulers of Oldenburg, today a museum. A public park, the Schlossgarten, is nearby.
  • Weser-Ems Halle, exhibition and congress centre with outdoor fair area, located in Oldenburg Donnerschwee.
  • Small EWE Arena and Large EWE Arena, two sports and event halls located near the main railway station, opened in 2005 and 2013, and seating up to 4,000 and 6,852 visitors respectively. The large arena is also home to the EWE Baskets Oldenburg basketball club.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Nightlife

  • Marvin's Bar, near the harbour. Bar with football tables, board games, cultural magazines, fine rock music.
  • Umbaubar, student bar with dancing and some indie rock and concerts at the harbour.
  • Fiddler's Green Irish Pub
  • Metro, discothèque with different kinds of music.
  • Cubes, discothèque with different kinds of music.
  • Dreieck, archetypical North German "Kneipe" variation of a pub, slightly maritimely themed
  • Bei Beppo, cozy left-leaning pub, often featuring live artists

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Lutheran community

Oldenburg is the seat of administration and bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oldenburg, whose preaching venue is the St Lamberti Church.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Jewish community

Nathan Marcus Adler, chief Rabbi of the Oldenburg Jewish community in the 19th century

The history of the Jewish community of Oldenburg dates back to the 14th century. Towards and during the 19th century, the Jews in Oldenburg were always around 1% of the total population, and by that time had acquired their own synagogue, cemetery and school. Most of them were merchants and businessmen. On 1938 Kristallnacht, the town men were led to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, among them Leo Trepp, the community Rabbi who survived and later became an honorary citizen of Oldenburg and honored by a street named after him. Since 1981 an annual commemoration walk (Erinnerungsgang) has been held by Oldenburg citizens in memory of the deportation of the Oldenburg Jews on November 10, 1938. Those who remained after 1938 immigrated to Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Holland or Palestine.

After World War II, a group of survivors returned to the city and maintained a small community until it was dissolved during the 1970s. Nevertheless, due to Jewish emigration from the former USSR to Germany in the 1990s, a community of about 340 people is now maintaining its own synagogue, cemetery and other facilities. The old Jewish cemetery, which is no longer active after the opening of a new one, was desecrated twice in 2011 and 2013.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Media

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Print

  • Nordwest-Zeitung (NWZ) Oldenburg-based daily newspaper, also provides local editions in neighbouring counties
  • Free weekly newspapers delivered to households, mainly for ads and inserts: Hunte-Report (Wednesdays+Sundays), Sonntagszeitung (Sundays).
  • Diabolo free weekly city magazine / listings magazine
  • Mox free biweekly event listings magazine (from the same publisher as Diabolo)
  • Alhambra-Zeitung bimonthly leftist, anti-fascist magazine
  • Oldenburger Stachel local alternative magazine (discontinued)
  • Oldenburgische Wirtschaft monthly magazine of the Oldenburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Industrie- und Handelskammer)

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Radio and television

  • Oldenburg Eins non-commercial public-access cable TV and radio station (live streams available online)
  • Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), public TV and radio broadcaster (part of the ARD), maintains a regional studio in Oldenburg.
  • Radio FFN, commercial radio broadcaster, maintains a regional studio located in the NWZ building.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Online

  • Nordwest-Zeitung TV Local video news clips published by the Nordwest-Zeitung

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Education

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Tertiary education

There are two public universities in Oldenburg:

  • The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973 based on a previous college for teacher training, the Pädagogische Hochschule Oldenburg, which had a history in Oldenburg dating back to 1793. The university was officially named after Carl von Ossietzky in 1991. As of 2014, it has almost 13,746 students, a scientific staff of 1,130, as well as 964 technical and administrative staff. A new faculty of medicine and health sciences was established in 2012 as part of the newly founded European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen, a cooperation with the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and local hospitals.
  • The Jade University of Applied Sciences (Jade-Hochschule) The former Fachhochschule Oldenburg (until 1999) was founded in 1971, a merger of the previous engineering academy with the nautical college in Elsfleth. Oldenburg already had a history of construction engineering training dating back to 1882. Starting in 2000, the Fachhochschule had been part of multiple re-organisations involving several UAS (Fachhochschule) in the northwestern region. A relaunch under the name Jade-Hochschule took place in 2009 (previously: Fachhochschule Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven). The Jade-Hochschule now comprises branches in three towns: Oldenburg, Elsfleth, and Wilhelmshaven. Based in Oldenburg are the departments of architecture, construction engineering and construction management, geodesy, as well as the institute of hearing aid technology and audiology. There are about 2,000 students in the Oldenburg branch. (The Elsfleth branch offers bachelor's degree courses in nautical science, international logistics, and harbour management. The Wilhelmshaven branch offers courses in engineering, business management, and media management.)

Privately managed institutions of higher education:

  • Since 2004 the Berufsakademie Oldenburg, a college of cooperative education, offers a B.Sc. degree course in business informatics. The dual-system course combines practical vocational training at one of the partnering local companies with periods of academic studies.
  • The Private Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik, a regional college of cooperative education, maintains a branch in Oldenburg offering bachelor's degree courses with integrated vocational training in electrical engineering and mechatronics.

Other:

  • The Oldenburg branch of the Lower Saxony police academy (Polizeiakademie Niedersachsen) maintains a study facility in Oldenburg preparing candidates for a career in higher-middle-level or higher-level police service.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Primary and secondary education

  • Gymnasium Graf-Anton-Guenther School
  • Wirtschaftsgymnasium Oldenburg
  • Cäcilienschule Oldenburg (de)
  • Liebfrauenschule Oldenburg
  • Herbartgymnasium Oldenburg
  • Altes Gymnasium Oldenburg
  • Neues Gymnasium Oldenburg
  • Gymnasium Eversten
  • IGS Flötenteich
  • Helene Lange Schule Oldenburg (IGS)
  • Realschule Hochheider Weg
  • Real- und Hauptschule Osternburg
  • Realschule Ofenerdiek
  • Kath. Grundschule Lerigauweg

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Events

Oldenburg hosted the 2007 Fistball World Championship.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): International relations

Oldenburg is twin towns with following cities and districts:

  • Denmark: Taastrup, since 1978
  • France: Cholet, since 1985
  • Netherlands: Groningen, since 1989
  • Russia: Makhachkala, Dagestan, since 1989
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: District of Rügen, since 1990
  • Israel: Mateh Asher, since 1996
  • England: Kingston upon Thames, since 2010

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): Sons and daughters of the city

Helene Lange before 1899
  • Helene Lange (1848-1930), German politician, educator and suffragist
  • August Brauer (1863-1917), zoologist
  • Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), philosopher and writer
Karl Jaspers bust
  • Wilhelm Gideon (1898-1977), commander of the concentration camp Gross-Rosen
  • Felix Gerritzen (1927-2007), football player in the German national football team
  • Jürgen Goslar (born 1927), actor and director
  • Ulrike Meinhof (1934-1976), journalist and terrorist (Red Army Faction)
  • Thomas Schmidt-Kowalski (1949-2013), composer
  • Manfred Milinski (born 1950), biologist and member of the Max Planck Society
  • Klaus Modick (born 1951), author and literary translator
  • Thomas Schütte (born 1954), sculptor and draftsman
  • Heiko Daxl (1957-2012), media artist and curator
  • Karsten Baumann (born 1969), former football player and current coach
  • Hans-Jörg Butt (born 1974), football goalkeeper
  • Hasnain Kazim (born 1974), journalist

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): See also

  • Straße der Megalithkultur – tourist route from Osnabrück to Oldenburg via some 33 Megalithic sites.

Oldenburg (Oldenburg): References

  1. Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)
  2. http://www.oldenburg.de/fileadmin/oldenburg/Benutzer/PDF/40/402/0202-2014-Internet.pdf
  3. Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Anonymous (1911). "Oldenburg". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 20 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 72.
  4. Goldsmith, Martin (2014). Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance. Da Capo Press. pp. 44–46. ISBN 978-0306823220.
  5. Ulrich Schneider: Niedersachsen 1945, p. 95. Hannover 1985
  6. Source: Official results of elections published on the official website of the city of Oldenburg.
  7. http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/11684-oldenburg
  8. http://www.oldenburg.de/?id=2628
  9. Erinnerungsgang
  10. http://www.sem40.ru/index.php?newsid=239989
  11. Statistics published on the CvO University’s web site, retrieved in 2014
  12. Info published on the university's web site, retrieved in August 2012.
  13. Statistics published on the Jade-Hochschule website, retrieved in January 2012
  14. Description of international cooperation at the official website of the city of Oldenburg (in German)
  • Official city website
  • Official Oldenburg tourist information centre
  • Oldenburg International Film Festival website of the annual festival of independent film
  • Oldenburg Panoramas 360-degree panning views
  • Straßen von Oldenburg Drive-through videos of Oldenburg streets (German)
  • Alt Oldenburg Large collection of historical photographs of Oldenburg (German)
  • Oldenburg Association for Family Research e.V. genealogy of emigrants from Oldenburg
  • Oldenburgische Landschaft (German), Oldenburg-based public body of municipalities located within the area of the former State of Oldenburg, tasked to maintain historically significant landmarks, landscapes, and art, as well as to promote local culture.
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