From the Middle Ages to the modern Filmtierpark zoo for animal actors
Celle is the gateway to the Lüneburg Heath, and has managed to preserve its medieval charm whilst catering to the needs of modern visitors. The Lower Saxon town of Celle is known for its 480 historic half-timbered houses dating from the 16th century. A walk through the old town is like taking a trip back in time. One of the town's oldest landmarks is its castle in Renaissance and Baroque style, on which construction began in the 13th century. Lying between Lüneburg and Hanover, Celle is considered the southernmost gateway to the Lüneburg Heath, which beckons you with lengthy outings on foot or by canoe through the glacial valley of the River Aller. Other options for day trips include the Celler Badeland swimming complex, the Erse-Park Uetze theme park and the Filmtierpark Eschede, a zoo that is home to animal actors. An ideal starting point for such trips is the IntercityHotel Celle on the edge of the old town, which offers the opportunity to use the local public transport throughout the day.
Prices: € 9.70/day
Distance: 2 km
Estimated taxi fare: € 8 (one way)» Search for saver fares
Distance: 45.0 km
Estimated taxi fare: € 70 (one way)