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The House of Oldenburg is a European royal dynasty in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean. Like all minor civilizations, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.



  • Oldenburg royal huntsman portrait.jpg Royal Huntsman: Danish counter Skirmisher and Villager that can only hunt and gather from huntable animals.
  • Oldenburg northern musketeer portrait.jpg Northern Musketeer: Devoted Musketeer from northern Europe with low hitpoints but high damage. Benefits from promotions.


Age Technology Cost Effect
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League of armed neutrality.png League of Armed Neutrality 300 wood,
300 coin
Royal Huntsmen are replaced with Royal Hunters, losing the ability to gather Food but gaining offensive stats and a larger build limit
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Hunting expeditions.png Hunting Expeditions 300 food,
300 wood
Your Villagers and Fishing Boats now also gather a small amount of Coin whilst hunting or fishing
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Oresund customs.png Öresund Customs 250 food,
250 wood
Your War Ships and defensive buildings now trickle a tiny sum of Coin
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Kalthoff repeaters.png Kalthoff Repeaters 175 wood,
175 coin
Your Skirmisher units, especially Royal Huntsmen, inflict slightly more damage against other Skirmishers

Royal House Ability[]

  • Scientific Expeditions: Spawns a Hot Air Balloon with a huge line of sight that lasts for a short period of time


The Northern German House of Oldenburg has ruled the kingdoms of Denmark and Norway since the mid-15th century. Since their inception they have established several precedents that have forged a collective Scandinavian identity. Though the house was particularly prominent in Denmark, the Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp cadet branch made several powerful inroads throughout Scandinavia and its peripheries. Through its linkage to the Russian House of Romanov, its power stretched deep into Siberia.

The Oldenburgs adopted several reforms that established the framework of Northern European commerce. Tolls from the Oresund Customs House provided over half of Denmark’s total income, allowing it to establish a firm hand in administrative affairs throughout the Baltic region. In 1783, facing the disruption of transatlantic trade by the belligerent Royal Navy of Britain, the House of Oldenburg established the League of Armed Neutrality, which aimed to protect neutral shipping during wartime.


  • The Royal Hunters speak Danish, while the Northern Musketeers speak Russian.
  • The House of Oldenburg is a European royal dynasty who ruled Denmark (1448-1863), Norway (1450-1814) and Sweden (1457-1464,1497-1501 and 1520-1521). Minor branches of this house, such as Holstein-Gottorp, ruled Sweden (1751-1818) and Russia (1762-1917), and Glücksburg, who ruled Greece (1863-1973) and rule Denmark (from 1863) and Norway (from 1905) to the present.