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Welcome to the English Website of the City of Oldenburg!

Mayor Prof. Dr. Gerd Schwandner. Picture: Thorsten Ritzmann
Picture: Thorsten Ritzmann

Oldenburg regards itself as a modern city in a modern society. Interest in communication with people from all over the world is an important part of our identity as well as being open towards newcomers who want to join our community. We appreciate internationalism and cultural diversity as an opportunity for us all.

Irrespective of whether you want to enjoy Oldenburg as a tourist, if you come as a student, plan to open up a business or if you come to stay – you are always welcome!

These web pages are designed to assist you in exploring Oldenburg as a great place to visit – and to live. They provide you with all the information you need for getting off to a good start.

There are many reasons to come to Oldenburg. In contrast to many other cities in Germany, our population is in fact on the steady increase. With its many creative and ambitious projects, initiatives and businesses, Oldenburg has become established as the region’s motor for progress and development.

We believe in knowledge as a key to success. The Carl von Ossietzky University, the Jade University of Applied Sciences and dedicated electrical engineering, IT and police training colleges evidence our strong position in the field of higher education.

The economic focus of the city is on the service sector and advanced technology, with special emphasis on the fields of sustainable energy generation and distribution. The regional IT sector is also renowned for its creativity and innovative power.

Come and experience Oldenburg’s stimulating atmosphere yourself. Enjoy our cultural events, visit our wide variety of theatres and museums or just stroll around our beautiful city centre.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Best regards,
Prof. Dr. Gerd Schwandner
Mayor