Oldenburg is a green city in the state of Lower Saxony and is a modern university city and Germany's City of Science 2009. The city is the cultural and administrative hub of North West Germany. In spite of its modern orientation, Oldenburg is still very proud of its historical roots and buildings, delightful traditions and warm, friendly charm. Oldenburg offers a lively old city centre with shopper-friendly pedestrian zone and historic architectural highlights reaching back over five centuries. Visit its renowned museums and theatres, high-profile festivals and popular markets.