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P1040008 Unser Celler Schloss Our Celler Castle 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).
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 … Open
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.
This city will surely become your temporary residence, as you will need some time to explore its unique surroundings.

The most popular tourist district of Celje is Altstadt. Most of the buildings in its territory were built in the 16th century. Exactly here, you can see lovely half-timbered houses where people still live now. Many old buildings were reconstructed into shops and restaurants. In summer, the facades of historical constructions are decorated with fresh flowers. The most beautiful house of the historic district is Hoppen House that is distinguished by the luxurious finishing of its facade. On it, you can see incredibly beautiful ornaments resembling sceneries for fables. When walking through the historic district, you can admire the old city hall built in the Renaissance style. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1.Foreign visitors are advised to pay for goods and services exclusively in euros; any foreign currency probably won’t be accepted here. You can exchange money at any bank; banks serve … Open
In the city, there is a very interesting Art Museum that will impress even those who have never loved painting. The museum occupies the spectacular historical building. It houses paintings and sculptures created by modern German artists. This museum is located in the same building where the Bomann-Museum is but, in contrast, it is open 24/7. Many experienced tourists come here at night to admire beautiful artistic lights of the historical building.
The main Catholic church in Celje is St. Ludwig’s Monastery built in 1838. It was constructed in the classic style. Its main architectural features are two high white towers. The temple is distinguished by its beautiful interior. Here, you can see old frescoes, moldings and gilded elements.
Celle is a picturesque Saxon town, which is in addition to exciting attractions and entertainment venues can offer a decent selection of interesting dining places. Try classic dishes of … Open
The spectacular historical symbol of Celje is the French Garden found in the 18th century. It was grown by the Danish King who exiled his wife to Celje when he suspected her of adultery. The garden was set up exactly for her. Today, the monument installed among the trees reminds of the royal person’s tragic death. For the native, the French Garden has long gained a status of the outstanding cultural center. In its territory, there is a museum and a theater. In summer, a lot of interesting events take place here in the open air. Many people come to the park just to walk the pond and feed ducks.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Celle
♥   Castle 'Celle Castle' , 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gifhorn Castle' , 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ahlden Castle' , 38.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Landestrost Castle' , 43.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fallersleben Castle' , 49 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Celle
♥   National Park 'Harz' , 98.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Celle from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Gehry Tower

From the series “Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real”
The immediate erection of the building was preceded by a long and complex process of its modeling. Architects created a model for the construction at a scale of 1: 100, the parameters of which were calculated using advanced software. Thus, the architects were able to accurately calculate the parameters of the future building, which would make it as safe and functional as possible. Today, a strict building with a stainless steel facade is one of the outstanding architectural sights of Hanover. … Read further

Mittellandkanal

From the series “Greatest Man-Made Waterways and Channels”
The building of the Mittelland Canal took more than 50 years to complete. It is constantly being improved and reconstructed. In 1998 a new aqueduct across the Elbe was built and thus supplemented the structure of the canal. The Mittelland Canal is considered to be the most important architectural object for local residents, so there have been many efforts to preserve its historical appearance. … Read further
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