Celle - Hanover

Price: 82.00 EUR
Countries: Germany
Route: Bremen - Celle - Hanover - Bremen
Duration: 10 h
Firstly we will visit to the royal seat and half-timbered town of Celle with its wonderfully preserved old town and Celle Castle is a real gem. It as a place where fascinating history, such as the connection to the English royal family or the tragic story of the Danish Queen ,  meets the largest half-timbered ensemble in Europe and make visit of Celle interesting.  First mentions of "town on the River” (Kellu) belong to 986. The city has long been the ducal residence (starting from 1378 for the Duchy of Saxe - Wittenberg, and from 1433 – for Duchy of Brunswick - Lüneburg). Ducal Palace was located on a peninsula formed by the merging the Aller River and River Fuhse. In 1433 a channel was created here. It transformed the center of Celle into the island. In 1452 Blessed Frederick founded a Franciscan monastery here. Starting from 1705, when the Duchy of Brunswick - Lüneburg has started losing its power and the city has fallen under the influence of Welf dynasty (Hanover line).  In the half-timbered old town of Celle await you  500 lovingly restored houses. The Celle Castle Theatre founded in 1674 is the oldest baroque theater in Europe. The State Stud Farm of Lower Saxony in Celle, where the famous Hanoverian horses are bred, is also very well known. During our visit you will see the historic old town,  Stadtkirche with access to the tower, the castle a nd its unique Renaissance castle chapel, old town hall with Weser renaissance gable,  synagogue , magnificent Hoppener-Haus, Kalandgasse, neo-classical Stechinellihaus, Alter Marstall, New Town Hall , Marienwerder Zimmer, Rosche Villa, French Garden, Lower Saxony stud farm and much more. Next we will visit the Hanover which is not only about the largest fairground in the world and hi-tech exhibitions, but it's also a city with a rich history, a city that gave the world a monarchy that ruled Great Britain, a city with a wealth of museums and cultural sites and with Europe's largest urban forest, the Eilenriede. Our exploring we will start from of the Market Church, the main Lutheran church in Hanover. Built in the 14th century it's considered to be one of the most well-known example of the North German brick gothic architectural style. Its high western tower was a symbol for the power and the wealth of the citizens of the town and it still represents an important landmark of the city. Admire the Old Town Hall, built in about 100 years, with Romanesque style influences and Neo-Gothic architecture. There you will see the portraits of the princes and coats-of-arms it features on the building's murals. Close by, you will see another landmark, the Ballhof Building that used to be a sports hall designed for ball games out of the wind and rain. It was also used as an assembly hall and later as a theatre. Next we walking through the winding alleys all the way to Kreuz-Church the oldest church in Hanover, dating from 1333.  Next we will reach the Oskar-Winter- Fountain, a local fountain with a fascinating story. The legend says that if you make a wish and turn the small brass ring embedded in the ironwork, that wish will come true. Behind the fountain, you can see the Leibniz House, the place where the mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) used to live. Next highlight is the Aegidien Church, a reminder to the horrors of war. Destroyed during the WWII, it was never repaired or reconstructed. Inside the ruins you can see the Peace Bell, donated by the city of Hiroshima. We continue walk to the New Town Hall where climb the 98 m to the top in the curved lift, the only one of its kind in Europe, inside its green dome for a breathtaking view of the city and, if lucky enough, a view of the Harz Mountain range. After free time we return to Bremen.
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