© CTM GmbH


Short facts

  • Celle
  • Kirchen, Sehenswertes

The oldest preserved half-timbered Synagogue in Lower Saxony

After the Jewish community in Celle was granted permission to build a place of holy  worship in 1737, a synagogue was built at ‚Im Kreise‘ street as a rear building and not visible from the street.

Externally a simple building with a representative interior, the synagogue is today considered the oldest largely preserved half-timbered synagogue in Lower Saxony.

Apart from sections of the Torah shrine and the offertory, the interior furnishings were destroyed during the pogrom of November 1938. After 1945, survivors of the Holocaust founded a new congregation. The almemor and bima date from this time.

After its restoration, the synagogue was re-consecrated in 1974 and today once more serves the Jewish Community of Celle e. V. as a place of worship. One of the two front buildings houses a museum which hosts changing exhibitions on Jewish life in Celle and Jewish cultural history.

On the map

Im Kreise 24

29221 Celle


General information

WeekdayTime of day
10:00 bis 17:00
Tuesday - Thursday
09:00 bis 17:00
09:00 bis 16:00
15:00 bis 17:00


Next steps