The Saxon town is famous because of its beautiful half-timbered houses that have preserved in the same condition from the 16th century. A walk through the central streets of Celle will be a real journey into the past, as amazing houses with beautiful facades are here at every step. A lot of money is spent to care about them; half-timbered houses are considered one of the main cultural values â€‹â€‹and it is strictly prohibited to rebuild historic buildings.
The vast majority of interesting historical buildings (about five hundreds) is concentrated in the Old City. The bulk of the buildings of the area date back to the 16th - 18th centuries; it is noteworthy that during the Second World War, the territory of Celle was practically undamaged. Thatâ€™s why there are hundreds of old buildings there.
The most important attraction is the Herzog Palace (Herzogschloss); its construction has begun in the 13th century. During many years, the castle was rebuilt several times and changed its designation. In the 14th century it has served as the residence of the prince and in the second half of the 18th century Danish Queen Caroline Mathilde has lived within its walls. Today the castle is of great cultural value. Its extensive grounds with a garden have been popular among local residents and tourists for many years.