This Lower Saxon town is situated on the south of Lüneburg Heath. First mentions of "town on the River” (Kellu) belong to 986. The city has long been the ducal residence (starting from 1378 for the Duchy of Saxe - Wittenberg, and from 1433 – for Duchy of Brunswick - Lüneburg). Ducal Palace was located on a peninsula formed by the merging the Aller River and River Fuhse. In 1433 a channel was created here. It transformed the center of Celle into the island. In 1452 Blessed Frederick founded a Franciscan monastery here. Starting from 1705, when the Duchy of Brunswick - Lüneburg has started losing its power, the city has fallen under the influence of Welf dynasty (Hanover line).
Even nowadays the duke's palace impresses visitors by luxury, grand scale and grandeur. Besides this sight the tourists are attracted by the local church. Two times a day a trumpet melody is played on the white tower of the church. You will also see the ruins of the synagogue built in 1740."Kristallnacht" in 1938 did not become the last one for it because of the close proximity of tannery, which could also be damaged. You will also find much interesting in Bomani museum that has been operating here since 1892. The streets of the city amaze visitors by their buildings made of stone and wood. Many of them were made in the sixteenth century – these are truly wonderful historical sights.
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