St. Mary's town church

A church in baroque style worth seeing

Every day a trumpeter climbs the 74.5-m high tower of the 700-year-old church and plays a choral in all four directions.

The three-nave Gothic hall church was built around the time of the foundation of the town, and as early as 1308 it was consecrated by the Bishop of Hildesheim as St. Mary’s Church.

Between 1676 and 1698 the structure received a barrel vault and also a baroque appearance.

Especially noteworthy are: the altar from 1613, the tombs of the Guelph dukes (16th and 17th centuries) in the presbytery, the gallery paintings (17th century) and the baroque organ reconstructed in 1999 by using the original plans of 1687.

Whilst half-timbered houses flank the southern side of the Stechbahn, the town church dominates the opposite side.

A guided tour of the church including the ducal crypt is possible by prior arrangement.

Stadtkirche St. Marien
An der Stadtkirche 8
D-29221 Celle

Church office:
Tel.: +49 5141 7735

Ralf Pfeiffer
Tel.: +49 5141 4039187

Town church opening hours:
April to December:
Tue to Sat 10am - 6pm
January to March:
Tue to Sat 11am - 5pm
Sundays after the church service.

No sightseeing during services or weddings.

Visit of the ducal crypt:
Wed and Thur 4pm

Tower of the town church:
April to October
(during the winter by prior arrangement):
Tue to Sat 10am - 4pm

Mon to Sun:  4.45 pm
Sat and Sun: 9.45 am

Church tower climb:
Adults: € 1,00
Children: € 0,50
Family: € 2,50

Ducal crypt:
Adults: € 1,50
Children: € 0,50

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