I love small towns. I love unique towns. Oldenburg, Indiana is certainly both of these.
Oldenburg has a population of less than 700, and, according to wikipedia, has a total area of 0.43 square miles. That certainly defines it as small!
It’s unique as it’s tied VERY closely to it’s German heritage. Oldenburg (as much of Southeast Indiana) was heavily settled by Germans. Oldenburg is known as the “Village of Spires” because it’s dominated by lovely Church steeples.
Oldenburg is famous for fried chicken, and there are 3 restaurants there: Pearl Street Pub, Wagner’s Village Inn, and The Brau Haus. All 3 or outstanding. Trust me, I know.
There’s also a village market, a service station, and a few specialty shops in town.
If you visit Oldenburg, be sure and take a camera. It’s a great town for photography, and don’t miss the fire hydrants!