Notes from Camelid Country

Celle received only a small mention in our guidebook, but it sounded interesting and it was a convenient stopover on our route north from Bavaria to Rügen. The drive itself was horrible, roadworks punctuated by torrential rain making it an endurance test. It was a relief to arrive, some hours later than expected, as the sun was sinking. Later, walking the quiet, near-empty streets, it quickly became apparent that our guidebook had seriously downplayed the charms of the town. Celle is one of the finest and best preserved timber-framed towns in Germany.

Old Town Hall and St. Mary’s Church, Celle, Germany

Timber-framed houses, and modern art, Celle, Germany

Parkland at Celler Schloss, Celle, Germany

Home to over 500 half-timbered houses as well as a palace dating back to the 13th century set in picturesque parkland, Celle seems to be one of Lower Saxony’s well kept secrets. It also boasts a…

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