If you take a day trip to the timber-framed town of Celle, you will be overwhelmed by the wealth its attractions. It’s too much to do it all in one day, so we’ll give you an overview and show you the 10 most popular sights in Celle.
The main attractions are located primarily in the old town. That's handy as you can park your car in one of the car parks that are well signposted by the parking guidance system and explore Celle on foot.
The old town consists of the largest timber-framed ensemble in Europe and is a landmark in its own right. It is especially romantic here at sunset, when you can sit outside in one of the many places in the evening and enjoy a glass of wine.
The 10 most popular attractions in Celle
The castle is the landmark of the city of Celle. Given its history and its many connections to the English royal family, Celle Castle is the attraction to start with on your trip around the city. A guided tour will also take you to the recently restored castle chapel.
The residence museum is definitely worth a visit. It brings the history of Celle to life and many little anecdotes about the rulers sharpen the view of the long-standing tradition of the Dukes of Celle.
Hoppener house in Poststrasse / Rundestrasse is probably the most beautiful timber-framed house in Celle. Six stories with figures, diabolical and foolish characters and rich carvings make this a very special timber-framed house.
The Bomann Museum is situated directly opposite Celle Castle. The history of the city of Celle and the history of the former Kingdom of Hanover have been presented here for more than 100 years.
Stechbahn and Kalandgasse
The Stechbahn is located near the old town hall and the church of Sankt Marien and is a former tournament site. Today, it is probably the most photographed location in Celle.
Kalandgasse next to the church leads you away from the square. This little alley with the school built in 1602 is also a popular photo opportunity.
The large town church on the Stechbahn has two attractions: from time to time the steeple bugler climbs up the high church tower and plays a choral in all four directions, just like in ancient times. The town church also houses the royal tomb, which can be visited by appointment on certain days.
The oldest baroque theater still in use in Europe is located in Celle. It is always worth a visit, even if you cannot attend a performance.
Otto Haesler was one of the great settlement architects of the 20th century and enjoyed an international reputation. The Otto Haesler Museum features an originally preserved and furnished workers Bauhaus apartment.
Take a little break in the heart of the city of Celle. You’ll have to drive to the medicinal plant garden, so it should be at the end of the tour. Walking through the garden with its water features is a calming and interesting experience.
The history of Stechinelli i s very interesting and the house is a part of it. Stechinelli was a very influential figure in and around Celle and as far as Wietze.
More information about Celle:
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