Couple Nordic walking in the Oldenburg Münsterland region, © malopo
© malopo

Olden­bur­ger Mün­ster­land

The centuries-old links to Münster and Oldenburg have shaped Oldenburger Münsterland’s very special way of life. The locals are down-to-earth and sincere, and are only too happy to offer visitors an insight into the customs of and day-to-day life in the countryside. There are plenty of institutions offering exciting insights into this cultural region.

The region is also known for its fascinating natural diversity: the wooded Dammer Berge (Damme Hills) with its Lake Dümmer watersports paradise; the Thülsfelder Talsperre dam with its jagged banks; the expansive moor in the Nordkreis Vechta district and the tranquil river landscape of the Hasetal Valley. Up in the far north are the municipalities of Barßel and Saterland, where you can already smell the North Sea in the air. Each of these places has its very own way of life, which makes a trip to Oldenburger Münsterland an exciting and varied outing into the countryside.
Whether you go by bike, canoe, horse, car or camper van, you can discover the country and its people in the most relaxing and enjoyable way.

Location of Oldenburger Münsterland in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and famous sights



Horses, © Matthias Niehues
© Matthias Niehues

Equestrian Tradition in the Oldenburger Münsterland

Oldenburg Horses – in a Class of Their Own

Ford on the barefoot path, © Kurverwaltung Bad Bodenteich/ Jürgen Clauß
© Kurverwaltung Bad Bodenteich/ Jürgen Clauß

Barefoot hiking

Have your feet had enough of walking all the time in thick, hot hiking boots? Take them off and try to take a barefoot hike!

Thülsfelder Talsperre, © Wolfgang Stelljes
© Wolfgang Stelljes

Thülsfelder Talsperre

Nestled in the archipelago-like sea and heathland between Cloppenburg and Friesoythe, the dam and recreational area look like a natural lake with numerous beaches

This is how one once lived in the country: an experience for the whole family, © Michael Stephan/ Museumsdorf Cloppenburg
© Michael Stephan/ Museumsdorf Cloppenburg

Open-air Museum Cloppenburg

In the open-air museum in Cloppenburg's museum village, the village idyll of typical half-timbered houses is complete.

Canoeing on the Dümmer, © DümmerWeserLand-Touristik/ Oliver Lange
© DümmerWeserLand-Touristik/ Oliver Lange

Dümmer Nature Park

The Dümmer nature park extends over the two federal states of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and North Rhine-Westphalia and covers 1,122 km².

Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park, © Jörg Guhn
© Jörg Guhn

Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park

The largest nature park in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) offers a rolling landscape where species-rich mixed forests alternate with farmland, meadows and pastures. Heathlands and moors are also typical…

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Verbund Oldenburger Münsterland e.V.

Diekmanns Esch 13
49377 Vechta
Phone: +49 (0) 4441 / 95650