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Culture of Celle. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

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 ​​and it is strictly prohibited to rebuild historic buildings.
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 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. That’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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
A wide range of travelers know Celle because of its annual national holidays and festivals that never cease to attract the attention of foreign visitors. One of such event is the Horse … Open
Another important attraction is the Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, the age of which is more than seven hundred years. The church is a rather amazing from an architectural point of view; the construction was originally made ​​in the Gothic style. During the last renovation, one of church’s arches was rebuilt; at the same time, the building continues to look very impressive and harmonious.
One should see the building of the Old Town Hall founded back in 1292. Many centuries ago, it was located in the center of the most vibrant and scenic market square of the town. No less imposing is the beautiful building of New Town Hall; the length of this brick building is more than 180 meters. The building is constructed in neo-Gothic style; nearby is a very beautiful landscape garden. The Bomann Museum being one of the most important cultural institutions in Northern Germany is situated in Celle. The total area of ​​the exhibition is about 5500 square meters. Diverse historic and artistic exhibits are represented in its collection; its walls regularly host contemporary exhibitions.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Celle and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Celle and surroundings

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Cathedrals and basilicas near Celle
♥   Basilika St. Godehard, Hildesheim, 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom SS. Peter und Paul, Bardowick, 78.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Celle and near

Homeless Cats Monument

From the series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
In Germany, in the city of Braunschweig, there is the monument dedicated to the men without cats. The monument, which was erected in 1981, is impressively large and looks like a high stele, on which the bronze cats are fixed in different poses. All people who see the monument for the first time notice its incredible realism. The cat bellows opened more than 30 years ago became one of the main attractions of Braunschweig. … Read further

Gehry Tower

From the series “Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real”
An impressive 9-storey building with a twisting shape is situated in Hanover. In addition to the twisted shape, the Gehry Tower building is also distinguished by a rather unusual way of construction. While the main building material for its construction was steel. The project of an unusual building has been designed by the famous local architect Frank Gehry, it was built on the special order of the Hanover transport company. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Celle map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Celle

Culture guide to Celle. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Celle: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Celle. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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