The Celle Palace Chapel

One of the most important examples of Renaissance art in northern Germany.

The chapel was founded in the 15th century, and soon after the Reformation – some time between 1565 and 1576 – it was entirely refurbished by Duke William the Younger.

Today the Celle court chapel is the only surviving virtually complete ecclesiastical building in Germany from the early Protestant period. None of its equipment and furnishings were removed over the centuries and only a few changes have been made

The distinctive character of the building is due in part to its unique expression of Protestant piety and the princely desire to create a building of prestige. Furthermore, the paintings in the chapel are unique in their quality and scale: large parts of the cycle were painted by the most influential Antwerp painter of the time. Marten de Vos (1532 to 1603) and his workshop created a sequence of pictures for the Celle Residenz which has no contemporary equal in terms of skill and scope.

The Celle Castle Chapel
in Celle Castle
Schloßplatz 1
D-29221 Celle

Tel.: +49 5141 9090850

The artworks in the chapel must be conserved and are therefore displayed behind glass.

The castle chapel can be visited only during a guided tour of the castle.

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