A well-kept network of cycle paths around Oldenburg takes you from the lively city center into green countryside. Here, you can cycle through the beautiful Ammerland, the magnificent Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park and the vast Wesermarsch. You can combine the exciting city highlights with unforgettable moments in nature as you cycle along the Oldenburg route.
Interesting museums, fascinating bridges, modern street art and impressive buildings like the castle or the Alte Landtag await you in the city. Along the way, cozy cafés and restaurants invite you to stop for a bite to eat or you can stroll through the pretty pedestrianised streets. As soon as you leave the last houses on the edges of the city, you will find yourself in the unmistakable country idyll of the surrounding countryside: meandering streams, ancient trees, enchanted moors and polders, the trickling Hunte and their glistening water and in old farms with lush gardens. Along the cycle paths, you'll come across quaint farm cafés where you can indulge in homemade delicacies such as fruity quark dishes, a glass of cool buttermilk or homemade cake.
The outer ring of the route around Oldenburg is 68 miles (110 kilometers) long and you can ride it well in two stages. From the city center, nine additional spokes lead to the outer ring, which are between six to nine miles (ten and 15 kilometers) long. Thanks to these connecting routes, you can also plan individual day trips and thus combine urban charm with soothing nature.
On the Hunte, near the Oldenburg main station, the round starts around Oldenburg. You cross the Hunter via the railway roller bridge and then follow it at some distance from the city, passing the beautiful Lake Blankenburg, where you can take a bath break on hot days.After about ten kilometers, you will reach the outer ring of the route around Oldenburg. You leave the Hunte and turn south. Through a picturesque fen landscape with flat paths, wide fields, lush meadows and large farmsteads you cycle via Wüsting to Sandkrug, where you reach the edge of the Wildeshauser Geest.Behind Sandkrug you'll meet Hunte, who is happily snaking towards Odenburg. You follow their course to Wardenburg and continue around Oldenburg to Friedrichsfehn.From here you reach the spoke "Friedrichsfehn" back to Oldenburg.
On the second leg around Oldenburg you drive from Friedrichsfehn to the north. Past the lake Woldsee you cycle over the villages Metjendorf and Neuenkruge into the nature reserve Mansholter Holz and Schippstroth. Here in the forest you will find a very special natural idyll with lots of old and dead wood.Then it goes on through the parkland of Ammerlandes in the residence Rastede, where you can take a leisurely break.Rested, you then cycle through the beautiful castle park into the Wesermarsch, which stretches completely flat to the horizon. You will pass medieval settlements and centuries-old farmhouses with striking white trusses and low-set thatched roofs. Lushly flowering front gardens adorn the streets.Towards the end of the stage, you will meet the Moorhauser Polder and then Hunte again, the shore of which you will follow to the starting point of the round in Oldenburg.
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The first spoke brings you from the main station in Oldenburg north to the residence Rastede.From the train station you cycle past the Gertrudenkirchhof, the Oldenburger Hundehütten, the Bürgerfelder Teich and the Swarte Moor. Over wide fields and meadows, it then goes to Rastede, where you turn on the Hirschtor in the castle park and cycle through the quiet forest to the castle. Shortly after you hit the outer ring of the route to Oldenburg.
The second spoke also starts at the main station in Oldenburg and leads you northeast to Wahnbek.At the beginning you cycle as you did on the first spoke at the Gertrudenkirchhof and the Oldenburger kennels. Behind the Bürgerfelder pond you turn to the east and then drive towards Wahnbek. On weekends, a break on the Gut Wahnbek worthwhile, because then the Hofcafé has opened. Then it goes past hedges lined fields and meadows until you hit the outer ring of the route to Oldenburg.
From Oldenburg Central Station you cycle on the third spoke eastwards past the Bornhorster Lake into the Moorhauser Polder.Shortly after the start, you have already reached the outskirts and drive comfortably along the edge of the Donnerschweer meadows and the nature reserve Bornhorster Huntewiesen along. Shortly before the finish, you will reach the Great Bornhorster Lake, where you can take a break at the boat dock and let your gaze wander over the water. Then you follow the Geestrandgraben to the Moorhauser polder, where you reach the outer ring.
On the fourth spoke you cycle from Schlossplatz in Oldenburg in the direction of the southeast to Wüsting.Immediately after the start you will pass Oldenburg Castle. In a bend you then cycle to the marina on the Hunte. Directly on the water you drive to the railway-folding bridge on which you cross the river. Then you cycle southeast out of the city and pass Tweelbäker See. Then you will roll along the Hemmelsbäker Canal and finally you will reach colorful fields and fields framed by trees as far as Wüsting, where the outer ring of the route around Oldenburg runs.
From Schlossplatz, take the fifth spoke south to Sandkrug.After passing the castle of Oldenburg, you cycle past the "Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch". On the Cäcilienbrücke you cross the coastal channel and follow it a few meters. Then you leave the bank of the canal and drive past the easter burger Utkiek, the only hill of Oldenburg, and head south from the city. Here you meet the railway line, which you follow through fields, meadows and groves to Sandkrug, where you meet the outer ring.
You also cycle south on the sixth spoke, which leads you from Schlossplatz in Oldenburg to Wardenburg.Past the castle and the Landesmuseum you will cross the Cäcilienbrücke bridge to the other side of the coastal canal. At the lock Oldenburg you go on a dike, which runs between the Hunte and the coastal channel. Here you can expect unique views of the water. Finally, the paths of the two waters separate and you follow the Hunte, which gently meanders south. After the Tillysee you reach then Wardenburg and the outer ring of the route to Oldenburg.
The seventh spoke leads you from Schlossplatz in Oldenburg westwards towards Friedrichsfehn.Shortly after the start you cross the moat and cycle past the Old Parliament and the Dobbenteichen. Through the town you cycle to the Bloherfelder pond and reach behind the Bloherfeld water train, which you follow from the city. On a beautiful path, which leads you through a lot of green, you continue to cycle towards Friedrichsfehn until you reach the outer ring of the route around Oldenburg.
The eighth spoke, which leads from the Schlossplatz to the Woldsee, also takes you to the west.After crossing the moat at the beginning of the route, you cycle past the Alte Landtag and the Dobbenteichen. Until after Bloherfeld it goes through urban area, then you dive into beautiful nature. Passing ponds, fields, meadows and refreshing forests you cycle comfortably to the Woldsee. Here you can take a relaxing bath break on warm days, before you continue on the outer ring of the route to Oldenburg.
The ninth spoke leads northwest. From Oldenburg Central Station it will take you to Metjendorf.From the train station, head northwest out of the city, passing the horse market and the New Cemetery. Behind the gates of the city you will be greeted by a beautiful forest, which you cross before you reach the air base in Brokhausen. The site of the former airfield is almost complete, including the runway, covered with solar panels. You cycle once across the large solar system and reach Metjendorf on the other side. Shortly after the village you have access to the outer ring of the route to Oldenburg.