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Living in Oldenburg

Oldenburg in Germany, sometimes referred to as The Übermorgenstadt by the people who live there, is an independent city in the state of Lower Saxony. With a population of just over 150,000 people, Oldenburg isn't one of the biggest cities in Germany, but it is known for its diverse culture and architectural beauty. If you are thinking about joining those expats already living in Oldenburg, it's a good idea to get to know the area well before you move there – you could for example take a trip to some of the more famous landmarks to get a good idea about the city's heritage. The oldest theater in Oldenburg, opened in 1833, is called the Oldenburg State Theater, and houses all sorts of performances throughout the year, from popular musicals to operas, concerts and ballets. And the Botanischer Garten, a public botanical garden maintained by the university, is a stunning place to relax and reflect on your new life as an expatriate in Oldenburg.

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  • English speaking tax advisor for German taxes
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    Dec 11, 9:59 AM
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    Hola Sandra, permíteme que me presente: me llamo Martin Gundermann y soy asesor fiscal alemán. Me he especializado en expats y las declaraciones de impuestos para expats. Me gustaría ofrecerte mis …

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    Jun 24, 10:08 PM
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    Hi Mirjam, Thank you very much for your answer and sharing your experience! :-) Its strange..so far I could do everything (work, register at the Finanzamt, open a bank account,etc) without it, but …

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    Dec 8, 4:01 PM
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    Thanks, Alexander! Yes, Expath offers 1-on-1 German classes and would be happy to assist you, Sandra and Anil! You can contact us at info@expath.de or learn more about our classes at www.expath.de. …

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Moving to Oldenburg

Oldenburg is well connected to the nation's autobahn network, with no less than three motorways passing the city. Many people move to Oldenburg because of its proximity to the smaller towns and cities nearby, and because of the job prospects made available by the local agriculture and shipping industries. There are also many cultural events that attract visitors to stay more permanently in Oldenburg, including the Kultursommer (roughly translated to the summer of culture) and the Stadtfest, a three day festival celebrating local, national and international music. If you are moving to Oldenburg but you need some advice on where to look for jobs, how to set up a bank account, what sort of paperwork you might need, and how to deal with the stresses of expat life, then you should visit the InterNations website to see how the forums, discussion threads and content section can help you.

Working in Oldenburg

Because of its proximity to Bremen Airport, Oldenburg sees a lot of international business come in and out of the city. As mentioned before, Oldenburg has some fantastic easy-access routes to the motorway systems, so a lot of people travel in and out of the city every day with work. About 80 per cent of the area surrounding the city is made up of grassland, a lot of which is used as farmland making agriculture incredibly important for the economy of Oldenburg. If you are thinking of working in Oldenburg, you might want to start your own business, or you might want to seek out similar work to what you did in your native country, then the InterNations community of like-minded expatriates will be able to help you settle down. Simply use our platform to socialize and network with fellow expats living in Oldenburg and across the world to your heart’s content.

  • Daiki Saito

    When my company decided to send me to Essen, I took a quick look at the local community and said: Please do!

  • Cristina Fernandez

    On InterNations I did not only meet interesting people but I also found a flat near Bochum and settled in quickly. A great platform.

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