This is a part of the original old moat. They started to build the castle Oldenburg around 1100 which makes this piece of moat a very old body of water.

The Dry Rabbit

“Zum Drögen Hasen” was est. in 1848 by a guy named Gerd Bruns. The original name of this inn was “Krug- und Schankwirtschaft im Brunschen Hause zu Wechloy”. Ya, the had to change that name for sure. Nowadays it still serves as an inn and popular event location. If you google “Drögen Hasen” you will find a lot of very old fotos.

The Count Of Oldenburg

Our city officially became a city in 1180 (of course there where people settling here much earlier just the status city came later). This building was build in 1682 by a wealthy trader family. At some point in time it was a tobacco manufacture and much later it was turned into a hotel. Nowadays there is usually some sort of eatery in there. Sorry for the weird perspective but there where tons of people walking in front which I didn’t want on the picture.
On the side of the building you can see this really old painting of Count Anthon Günther of Oldeburg. You can tell it’s old because they still used the old spelling of the name. He ruled our city from 1603 – 1667. His beloved horse was named Kranich which translates to Crane. He was a very good ruler and did a lot of good things for our region.