With its still mostly owner-managed shops, Oldenburg attracts Christmas shoppers seeking personal gift advice. When stopping by at the Christmas market, one can warm themselves with a cup of the popular burnt punch. Next to traditions like speaking Low German and eating kale, Christmas in Oldenburg has a great deal to offer.

Oldenburg, a city of 160,000 inhabitants, is located between the rivers Weser and Ems. In terms of shopping, a huge, connected pedestrian zone fulfils every customer’s wish. Delicacies made out of the kale the city is famous for, as well as honey, beer from the local brewery or other regional products are particularly popular as gifts. During Christmas time, the shopping street is especially worth visiting, as every retailer decorates their shop in their own way.