Lappan – Wahrzeichen Oldenburgs

Lappan – Wahrzeichen Oldenburgs

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Cycling may not be permitted at this location.

You will have to dismount and push your bike.


  • Andreas

    The former bell tower was built in 1468 as an extension to the Holy Spirit Chapel, which has been in existence since 1396, making it the oldest building in Oldenburg. In the course of the Reformation, the chapel was secularized (secularized), handed over to the city and its use as a place of worship abandoned. The tower survived the fire of 1676, badly damaged, and the chapel had to be demolished. The small houses built directly onto the tower were later referred to as Lappan. In Low German, “to lap” means something like “to attach, to patch”, from which the name “Lappan” arose, which was then transferred to the tower. The tower has housed the tourist information office since 2018. Literature tip:

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    • September 19, 2021

  • Rolli

    A real eye-catcher

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    • September 30, 2021

  • Alwin R

    The Lappan is one of the few buildings that survived the city fire of 1676 - albeit badly damaged. The tower dome, which had been Gothic until then, was replaced by a "Welsche" dome during the reconstruction in 1709. The planned demolition of the tower in 1891 could be prevented through civic engagement. Until 1845, north of the Lappan, in front of the crossing over the Haaren, was the Heiligengeisttor, one of the five city gates of Oldenburg.
    Today the tower houses the Oldenburg Info (tourist information). In addition to the central bus station (ZOB), Lappan is a stop for all city bus routes operated by Oldenburger Verkehr und Wasser GmbH.

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    • October 20, 2021

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