Culture in Oldenburg

Culture in the "Übermorgenstadt"

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Culture in Oldenburg
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Culture in Oldenburg

Curtain up! Museums, exhibitions, theatres, concerts and unique events: in Oldenburg art and culture is in season all year round. For example, at the Horst Janssen Museum Oldenburg, a museum set up by the town to honour its most famous citizen after his death. Everything in this fabulous museum is worth seeing. Not only does it have the world’s most important collection of works by the brilliant artist and author, the architecture is also very impressive. In 2000 the post modernist design was built next to the neo-classicist City Museum. Both buildings are very striking in their own distinctive way. After a stroll through the old town centre of Oldenburg, you come to Oldenburg Castle at the opposite end. This is home to the State Museum of Art and Cultural History. The museum is spread over three venues. The Augusteum to the south of the castle houses the collection of old masters. Next-door, in the Prinzenpalais, paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries are exhibited, with a special focus on the “Brücke” group of expressionist painters who often visited and painted in the small village of Dangast, 30 kilometres from Oldenburg. In the castle itself, the historic halls form part of the exhibition. The jewel in the crown of the exhibition is the “Cycle of Idylls”: a series of 40 murals by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein.


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Kleine Kirchenstraße 10, 26122 Oldenburg

Phone: +49 (0) 441 / 36161366
Fax: +49 (0) 441 / 36161350


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