Leisure tips

Freizeit-Tipps rund um die Jugendherberge Oldenburg

Oldenburg, einst Grafenresidenz und herzögliche Landeshauptstadt, ist heute die Metropole der Region. Hier trifft das Flair alter ehrwürdiger Gebäude auf junge zeitgenössische Kultur und bunte Impulse. In dieser reizvollen Stadt und ihrer Umgebung lässt das Freizeitangebot keine Wünsche offen. Ob sportlich, wissensdurstig, kultur- oder naturorientiert – die Freizeit-Tipps in der Jugendherberge Oldenburg und der Umgebung sind vielseitig und spannend und garantieren einen tollen Urlaub.

In/at the hostel

  • Five conference and workshop rooms, plus a conference lounge
  • Large lounge area with various zones
  • Bike shed, cycle service station and charging points for e-bikes
  • Food store
  • Patio

In the immediate environment

  • Weser-Ems-Hallen just down the road
  • EWE Arena diagonally opposite the hostel
  • Oldenburg castle: a Renaissance castle built on the foundations of a medieval moated castle that is today in museum ownership
  • State Museum for Art and Cultural History in the castle: an in-depth experience of the Oldenburg region’s history from medieval times to the present day, with paintings, hall of mirrors and historic landscapes
  • Oldenburg castle park
  • Botanic garden
  • Lamberti church, built in ca. 1200, and the Degodehaus, half-timbered building dating back to 1502, on Oldenburg marketplace
  • Lappan: a former bell tower, built in 1466/7, which is OIdenburg’s city emblem
  • Horst Janssen Museum: art prints and interesting facts about the artist’s life and works
  • State Museum for Nature and Mankind
  • Oldenburger Kunstverein (art association)
  • Stadtmuseum Oldenburg (Oldenburg City Museum)
  • Oldenburg state theatre: around 30 premieres a year at four venues!
  • Oldenburg Summer of Culture
  • Seasonal and weekly markets
  • Hörgarten Oldenburg (sound garden) with theme park and acoustic experiments for adults and kids
  • Huntebad OLantis: water park and spa
  • UP Kletterzentrum Oldenburg: a climbing and bouldering centre offering a wide range of activities
  • Forest experience path in the Stadtwald municipal forest
  • 11 cycle tour routes
  • Canoe tours on the River Hunte
  • Canoe, kayak and rowing boat rentals
  • Eversten Holz nature reserve
  • Grosser Bornhorster See and Kleiner Bornhorster See lakes
  • Tweelbäker See lake
  • Drielaker See lake
  • Flötenteich open-air swimming pool
  • Sailing school (25 km away)
  • Windsurfing school  (25 km away)


  • Explore the Ammerland and North Sea coastal regions
  • Bad Zwischenahn and Zwischenahner Meer – a lake with water sports activities
  • The traditional Hanseatic city of Bremen with its buzzing cultural scene
  • Port cities Bremerhaven and Wilhelmshaven
  • Day excursions to the coast or the Dutch town of Groningen
  • The island of Helgoland
  • The island of Norderney
  • Day excursion to Klimahaus® Bremerhaven or Universum® Bremen

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