The Church of St. Mary

Short facts

  • Celle
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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.

On the map

An der Stadtkirche 8

29221 Celle


Phone: +49 5141 7735

Fax: +49 5141 550346

General information

WeekdayTime of day
Tuesday - Saturday
11:00 bis 17:00
The town church is open all year round from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday after the service.
Closed on Monday
Hygiene and infection control measures
  • Distance control
  • Heed the hygiene instructions
  • Mouth-nose covering compulsory


Price info

Tickets for the Tower

Adults: 2,00 €

Chilcren: 1,00 €


Ducal Tombs:

Adults: 1,50 €

Children: 0,50 €


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