The charming half-timbered town of Celle with its old town centre, where you'll find more than 500 half-timbered houses and the 13th-century ducal castle, lies on the southern edge of the Lüneburger Heide. Celle is famous for its half-timbered architecture. Elaborately decorated houses from the 15th to 17th centuries adorn the old town and create a truly medieval atmosphere. Probably the most magnificent building is the Hoppener Haus from 1532: with its six storeys up to the gable, it is an extremely imaginative house, adorned with numerous ornaments. The ducal castle is the oldest building in the city, with parts dating back to the 13th century. The interesting furnishings of the four-winged complex, where Renaissance meets Baroque, include the oldest Baroque theatre still in use, the castle chapel, state chambers and the castle kitchen.
Celle also offers a wide range of shopping opportunities. The main shopping street is Zöllnerstraße, which has a colourful mix of individual shops and small boutiques behind the facades of magnificent Renaissance and historic half-timbered houses.
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