If you stay in Hanover for any length of time, you should definitely visit the former Duke town of Celle. The town is lined ... More
If you stay in Hanover for any length of time, you should definitely visit the former Duke town of Celle. The town is lined with half-timbered houses, most of them built in the 16th Century. There are a lot of excellent shops in the pedestrian precinct, and they are all in the half-timbered houses. The oldest house in Celle, "Am Heiligen Kreuz 26", was built in 1526. The Gothic stair frieze is particularly interesting. The town's castle was built as early as the 15th Century and restored in the 19th Century. The renaissance monuments of the Dukes of Celle in the church are of great importance. Every day, the town trumpet player climbs the 700 year old church's 74.5 meter high tower to mark dawn and dusk, as in former times. The Bomann-Museum is one of the most important museums in North Germany. With an exhibition area of 5500 square meters, it is the third biggest museum in Saxony. Celle's Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) is famous all over Germany .
Many wonderful half-timbered houses and a beautiful castle in the middle of 3 parks and further gardens make this small town worth to be seen! The town center consists of very old, colourful half-timbered houses only and that is what adds a touch of Disneyland to the whole place.
Many nice cafes and restaurants with German and other European cousine invite you to sit down and enjoy this historical scenery.