Easy to stroll.
Nothing comes to mind.
An extremely neat and well ordered town, delightful to say the least.
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Friendly hotel close to the railway station and just a few minutes walk into the centre. Comfortable...more
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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...more
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...more
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.more
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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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 ;-)
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 )
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...more