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Ducal residence and Europe’s largest ensemble of half-timbered buildings

A city of culture, charm and elegance – yet with all the dynamism of this day and age. Quite unique, boasting over 450 houses listed as protected in the old town alone, most dating back to the 16th, 17th, and 18th century. Not to mention the palace, the burial vault of the Guelph princes, “The First 24-Hour Art Museum” in the world containing the Robert Simon Collection, as well as the Bomann Museum, Lower Saxony’s third largest museum, in addition to many other highlights. For holidaymakers and visitors to the Lüneburg Heath Celle will be an unforgettable

experience on their journey – a paradise for strolling about, sightseeing, shopping and savouring its delights.

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Worth seeing

Celler Weihnachtsmarkt in der historischen Altstadt

Christmas market surrounded by Europe’s largest collection of half timbered houses in Celle

November 29 to December 27, 2018

The time of looking forward to Christmas festivities and the beginning of a new year. Could there be a lovelier place to spend this season than the enchanting city of Celle, city of half-timbered houses? This residency town with its unmistakeable flair was founded 700 years ago. At Advent time the delightful old town looks particularly splendid. The bright Christmas lights create a  festive atmosphere among the colourful half-timbered facades, and the air is full of the aroma of spiced almonds, delicious mulled wine, fresh biscuits and other delicacies and treats.

Ducal Palace

It is the oldest building in Celle and it is regarded as one of the most splendid Guelphic palaces in Northern Germany.

First mentioned in 1318, from its origins as a simple castle it was transformed in the following centuries into a magnificent residence for the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg. The four-wing construction reveals both from the exterior and the interior stylistic elements from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
The palace which is integrated in the historical “Old Town”, reflects in its construction phases the development from a castle to a ducal palace.
From all periods of use building structures remain: the medieval castle, the knights’ hall, the baroque state chambers, the baroque theatre.

The palace chapelwith its early Protestant fittings is important evidence for Renaissance art in northern Germany and can only be visited during a guided tour of the Guelph Palace, as well as the palace kitchen which its equipment bears witness to the 19th century. Thus the palace provides a chronicle of the ducal residence documented in stone.

In the Residence Museum located in the Palace local and regional history comes to life. A permanent exhibition presents the history of the ducal residence, life and work of the Guelphic dukes, the fate of the Danish queen Caroline Mathilda, the history of the Kingdom of Hanover and much more.

Further information about the Ducal Palace in Celle.


Celle Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Markt 14 – 16
29221 Celle
Tel.: +49 (0) 5141/9090816
Fax:  +49 (0) 5141/90908710

Celle 24-hour Art Museum

with Robert Simon Collection

The world’s first 24-hour art museum, this museum exhibts modern and contemporary art from the Robert Simon Collection.
As the world’s first 24-hour art museum, the Art Museum Celle offers encounters with modern and contemporary art from the Robert Simon Collection and in changing temporary exhibitions during the day and at night. 24-Hour Art Museum means that there is something to be discovered around the clock. During the day, paintings, prints, sculptures, light and object art are on display – very classically -indoors. The museum is closed at night, but it is nevertheless still worth visiting. Light art takes the reins on and behind the glass façade, letting the building become a beacon of light.


Schloßplatz 7
29221 Celle
Tel: +49(0) 5141 124521
Fax: +49(0) 5141 124598


1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Palace theatre Celle | Season 2018

Highlight of the program is the summer theater in the courtyard of the palace. “The marriage of Figaro or a great day ” will be performed.

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Celler Weinmarkt
25 July 2018 to 29 July 2018

Celle Wine Market

At the Wine Market in Celle fine wines are served with selected specialities. Visitors can relax and savour this experience in an exclusive ambience to the accompaniment of jazz, piano and folk music.

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Celler Hengstparaden
17 August 2018 to 19 August 2018

Celle Stallion Parades

Stallion decked out in their finest regalia and riders in historical uniforms Show what they can do at the Lower Saxony stud’s parade ground.

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9 special tips:

  • Residential Palace Museum
  • Bomann Museum
  • Hannover state stud
  • Climb up the tower of the church
  • 24-Hour Art Museum with Robert Simon Collection
  • Boat trip on the Aller
  • Wichmann orchid breeders
  • Kloster Wienhausen (monastery)
  • Light art project “Speaking Lanterns”


Celle Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Markt 14–16, D-29221 Celle
Tel.: +49 (0)51 41/9080 80