Celle – Picturesque town with plenty of nooks to explore
Location: Well-connected to nearby cities
The 70,000 population town is located in the district of Celle, Lower Saxony in northern Germany on the banks of the River Aller. Situated on the Hanover-Hamburg line and with trains heading in either direction and stopping every hour, Celle is very well-connected to these nearby urban centres. For travel further afield, Hannover-Langenhagen Airport is only 35 kilometres away and has departures to 56 cities across Europe.
Business: Local businesses meeting a global marketplace
A variety of businesses originating in Celle have reached the global marketplace, such as Rosa Graf Cosmetics. The town also has links in the oil industry and is home to a number of firms producing engineering products for drilling. During the summer months when wine, music, and jazz festivals attract a significant number of visitors to the city, tourism is a major contributor the local economy. For holding conferences, meetings, and exhibitions, the Congress Union Celle offers rooms of varying sizes and also hosts a number of music and stage events throughout the year.
Culture: A town with a fairy-tale palace
The magnificent white building, the Herzog Palace, was built in 1530 on the site where a castle had previously existed. Twice a day, the town trumpeter blows a traditional fanfare: a spectacle that is enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. Inside the castle, the Residence Museum tells the history of Celle and its royal family. Another point of interest in the town is the Bomann Museum. Amongst its exhibitions is the Tansey Collection, one of the largest German collections of portrait miniatures.
Activities: Music and performing arts in a unique setting
The town has a lively theatre and arts scene. Its Castle Theatre is the oldest working theatre in Germany. Established in 1674, it continues to be used to showcase performances up to this day. The Old Town Theatre also offers a variety of performing arts shows, including comedy, jazz, and films. Celle also boasts a number of charming parks, including the Castle Park with its moats and the French Gardens, just south of the Old Town Theatre.