Celle’s town church with a trumpeters tower!
While one side of the Stechbahn is lined with half-timbered houses, so the church of St. Mary rises up on the other side. Now and again, a trumpeter will climb the 74.5 metre-high tower of this 700 year old church and as in days of old, sound a Choral tribute to the four directions of heaven.
St. Mary’s, with its Gothic-hall and three naves, was consecrated by the Bishop of Hildesheim as early as 1308 and the time of its construction coincides with the foundation of the town of Celle.
Between 1676-1698, the building was given a barrel vault and designed in the baroque style.
Particularly worth seeing is the altar dating from 1613, the tombs of the Guelph dukes (16th/17th century) in the presbytery, the 17th century gallery pictures and the baroque organ, which was reconstructed in 1999, based on the original plans from 1687.
Church tours: every Wednesday at 12:00 noon
Opening hours for the Tower: April-October Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Guided tour of the Ducal Crypt: Wednesday and Thursday: 4:00 p.m.
There are no tours during services or private ceremonies.
|Weekday||Time of day|
|Tuesday - Saturday|
11:00 bis 17:00
Tickets for the Tower
Adults: 2,00 €
Chilcren: 1,00 €
Adults: 1,50 €
Children: 0,50 €