The Half-Timbered Town of Celle
Colourful and ornate half-timbered buildings as far as the eye can see. They gleam with their coloured facades, golden inscriptions and their precise carvings. In the centre of Celle there are almost 500 half-timbered buildings in this style. This means that Celle has the most densely packed, largest assembly of half-timbered buildings in the world!
Celle’s Historical Old Town that you see today was created over a time period from around 600 years ago. The majority of Celle’s half-timbered buildings date mostly from shortly before 1500 to around 1800. Today, some of the half-timbered houses have been extensively restored and are listed as historical monuments. They house a wide variety of shops, many of which are owner-managed. Alongside modern cafés and restaurants, you will also find traditional, long-established gastronomy offering regional specialties - and all of this in the middle of Celle’s historic half-timbered buildings.