The Celle Palace Chapel
counts as one of the most important examples of Renaissance Art in northern Germany
The Celle Palace Chapel is a jewel within the Celle Palace. Numerous paintings, colourful pictures, sandstone reliefs, biblical quotations and many carvings adorn the Chapel interior.
At the end of the 15th century, the court Chapel was built as a gothic, sacred building on the lower floor of the tower, at the eastern end of the south wing and consecrated in 1485. After the Reformation, the Chapel was completely re-designed and re-furbished. Between 1565 and 1576, Duke William the Younger had lodges built for the ruling aristocracy and transformed the church into a Protestant Chapel with an altar, pulpit and organ.
The Celle Palace Chapel is today, the only almost completely preserved church interior in Germany, from the early Protestant period and is one of the most important examples of Renaissance art in Northern Germany. The interior of the Chapel has not suffered any losses over the past centuries and only a few changes have been made.