Celle Travel Guide

  • Celle
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    Beautiful buildings near the square
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    The main square
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Celle Things to Do

  • Various activities around Celle

    You can do a fantastic bike tour of the Heide, enquire at Tourist Offices in Celle or in Lüneburg. I noticed that some hotels rent bikes.Cars are often prohibited in the area. Leave the car behind and get on a horse-drawn carriage or a bike!There are good Heu-Hotels (hay hotels, bring a sleeping bag, the rest is provided) for a very low price. I...

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  • Just look at the buildings

    It's no wonder that Celle is often regarded as the most beautiful town in Northern Germany. The half timbered buildings are exquisite and have been so lovingly kept over centuries. These buildings are not to be found in such abundance in the North of Germany as they are in Bavaria for instance, which I guess makes these beautiful houses in Celle...

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  • Shops and Eats

    The main pedestrian mall in Celle leads up to the Markt Platz and then on to the Bomann Museum and Schloss Celle. If you want to browse through some lovely little shops, this is where to do it and there are many many wonderful eateries amidst the shops for when you need to have a break and some added fortification.

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  • Altes Rathaus

    The first part of the Rathaus building dates back to 1300 with subsequent additions being added in 1579, 1602 and 1985. The new Rathaus is located in an old Infantry building.The Altes Rathaus can be found right beside the Lutheran Curch (St Mary's) on the Markt Platz.

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  • Bomann Museum

    The Bomann Museum is one of the most important museums in Northern Germany. Here you will find all you ever wanted to or needed to know about Land Niedersachsen and its long and colourful history.The Hall of Honour of the Hannover Army housed in the museum is highly regarded to this day as a cultural-historical monument. There are many informative...

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  • The Castle Gardens

    Schloss Celle was never used as a defensive facility so gradually over time the defensive fittings (moats and fortress walls etc.) were removed and during the time of George William a beautiful French Garden was installed in the baroque style. This was later to be replaced by an English style garden which is basically still there today. In parts of...

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  • Schloss Celle

    The castle is extremely eyecatching and is set in beautiful gardens in the centre of town.I could not begin to relate all of its history, but there are very good accounts to be found through Google and especially Wikipedia. Like most such buildings, this one has a long and colourful history dating back hundreds of years.Today the castle is home to...

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  • St Mary's Organ

    This is the second organ at St Mary's and dates back to 1653. It was a gift to the church from Duke Christian Ludwig of Celle and was considered to be one of the finest organs of its day.Johann Sebastian Bach visited the church in the early 1700's but it seems that there is no recollection to be found of his ever actually playing the organ.Believe...

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  • St Mary's Choir Stalls

    The Choir Stalls were made in 1607 by Johann Ties. They are extremely heavy and solid.A customs inspector to the court, Balthasar Niesen, donated the Renaissance double chair in 1608.

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  • St Mary's Pulpit and Balustrades

    The stunning puylpit was the work of the Danish Peter Christian Limmer in 1684. The design loudly proclaims the Good News. The four evangelist, Matthew, Mark, Lukeand John are featured on the sides along with a figure of Jesus Christ giving his blessing with one hand and holding the world inthe other. It is a very happy piece and is finished off...

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  • The Galleries of St Mary's

    These wonderful paintings surround the nave (best described in the booklet available at the church) like a colourful sash. There are in excess of one hundred of these paintings which depict the Old Testament in the south of the nave and the New Testament in the north. It is also described as a pictorial bible. The paintings were produced in the...

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  • High Altar St Mary's

    This altar is magnificent. It was given to St Mary's by Duke Christian in 1613 and bears his coat of arms can be found in the upper extension, a symbol of his sponsorship. The altar is of medieval/ Renaissance design mixed with Baroque which was just beginning to gain favour when this piece was designed. Thus it is an altar which can be traced back...

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Celle Hotels

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  • Hotel Neun 3/4

    Friendly hotel close to the railway station and just a few minutes walk into the centre. Comfortable...

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  • Hotel garni St. Georg

    St.-Georg-Strasse 25-27, Celle, Lower Saxony, 29221, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Ringhotel Celler Tor

    Scheuener Str. 2, Celle 29229

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

Celle Restaurants

  • Ice cream at its best.

    It was a hot day when I visited Celle. About 33 deg. C in fact. It is no surprise that when I reached the Old Town, the first thing I was looking for was ice cream. Eiscafe Venezia was the very first ice cream cafe I saw and I wasted no time in getting myself inside and seated. The atmosphere was very old worldy and charming, the staff pleasant and...

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  • North of the Great Sausage Divide

    I said earlier that I stopped in Celle by chance. Needed lunch and was sure I'd find good food here. I was right! In my limited German, I asked a local where I might find an excellent restaurant for lunch. Gosh! he was so nice, I almost invited HIM to lunch! but his wife was there... To be fair, she's the one who said "Schulze Restaurant" and I'm...

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  • Good food and local beer

    Attracted by the local Celler beer advertised outside and a good choice for our evening meal. A small and comfortable bar - room with friendly and helpful service. Both enjoyed our food, enough vegetarian choices for Mrs B and Celler bier tasty too. A good place to visit.

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  • Brasserie Noblesse

    A top place to stop for lunch. Downstairs to the "cave" for us! friendly and comfortable with good tasty food and a couple of decent beers to go with it. Enjoyed our short visit here.

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  • ...and Gelaterias..!

    not only restaurants but as well a good ice cream here next to the "restaurant street". A possibility to sit outside and enjoy the sunny weather.

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  • Whole street full of restaurants

    The whole street in the oldtwon was full of restaurants so we had difficulties to decide what to eat. You find everything from typical german kitchen to italian or chinese kitchen and much more here. In the summer you can sit outside almost everywhere.

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Celle Nightlife

  • by jayhawk2000 Written Apr 21, 2006

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    This Paulaner house in the town centre has a cosy atmosphere with quirky decor. During our visit they had the fire blazing in the corner (albeit a videotape version on a TV screen).

    We sat under a couple of stuffed squirrels. With bared fangs...and wings...and webbed feet. It must be a jest of local folklore, a bit like the 'jackalopes' of Kansas which are supposed to be a cross between antelopes and jack rabbits.

    And when a platter of food came by for a diner, we noticed it was nothing more than a wooden cutting board with piles of meat and cheese arranged on it. A bit rustic, maybe, but refreshingly unpretentious.

    As for the beer...! They had three varieties of Munich's Paulaner, the pils (lager), hefeweizen (wheat beer, reminiscent of Hoegaarden) and the delicious dunkel (dark bitter). It was a bit dear at 3.40 euro for each half litre of dunkel, but the fun atmosphere and great taste was worth it.

    The fire may have been fake, but the welcome was warm!

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Celle Transportation

  • By train

    Traveled from Hanover to Celle, around 35 minutes on the train, plenty of departures every day.Maybe a 10 minute walk from the railway station into the old town.

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  • Getting there by car

    The best way to get there is by car via autobahn 37 respectively federal road B 191 from Hannover or federal road B 214 from Braunschweig. Coming from north leave A7 and follow federal road B 3.

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Celle Shopping

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    by chancay Written Jan 20, 2004

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    When you are searching for stamps to send your postcards from this beautiful town, you find the post office in front of the Bomann Museum just next to the Ducal palace.

    What to buy: stamps ;-)

    post office

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Celle Local Customs

  • End of the move in front of the Ducal...

    half of the city is on theier feet to watch the anual move of the hunters and other traditional military groups and music bands going through the streets ending in front of the Ducal palace. Here the music bands go on playing and competitioning...

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  • Schützenfest und Umzug

    Once a year there is amove through the city of traditional hunter clubs with their music bands. The move ends in front of the Ducal palace. Traditional there must be a shooting competition and a big feast in the night.

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    by Leipzig Updated Aug 7, 2007

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 - 18°C ( 47 - 64°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 47°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 - 22°C ( 70 - 71°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 - 18°C ( 43 - 64°F); min: 1 - 8°C ( 34 - 48°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 - 3°C ( 36 - 38°F); min: -1 - 0°C ( 30 - 32°F )

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Celle Favorites

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  • Old town hall

    In 1292 when Duke "Otto der Strenge" (the Severe) have lay out the town of Celle according to his plans the town hall was built, too. The building is an impressive trace of the ducal reign. In the 14th and 16th century the town hall was extended and sumptuously decorated. The gable to the north is a masterpiece of the renaissance, typical for the...

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  • Tourist Information

    The half-timbered part of the Old Town Hall houses today the tourist information. You find it next to the Town Church at the Market Square.

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  • Großer Plan - the central square

    The big square in the center of the Old Town is called "Großer Plan". Here the christmas market is held and in the summer it is a wonderful place to relax in one of the street cafes.

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