The historical village of Ahlden, with its half-timbered buildings, lies between Celle and Verden and is steeped in the history of Celle. The well-preserved half-timbered façades and the town’s lovely location in the river landscape invite you to linger. As Ahlden is located in the heart of the Aller-Leine Valley, cyclists pass through here when travelling on the Aller cycle path.
The hamlet of Ahlden was mentioned as early as 1140. Many half-timbered buildings have been preserved here to this day. This town on the Aller and Alte Leine Rivers can be explored with ease along winding lanes.
Ahlden Castle became famous as the place of exile of Sophie Dorothea, daughter of the Duke of Celle and wife of Elector Georg Ludwig of Hanover (later George I of England). She lived here in exile for 32 years and became known as the "Princess of Ahlden".
The tea house of the Villa Klee in the Berggarten, built in 1844, was restored in 2000 and opened to the public once more.
The tower of the Church of St. John the Baptist dates back to the year 800, although the church itself wasn’t built until around 1846. You should visit the bible garden behind the church.
The 17th century Scheunenviertel [Barn Quarter] at the end of the village - in the direction of Eilte - was built outside the village centre to store supplies and protect them from fire. Tours are offered through the restored half-timbered quarter.