Wednesday, 7 June 2017

My Trip to Celle

Yesterday I was in Celle and there I bought some cards for my collection. The Chronicle card of Celle I sent to myself during my stay.

Celle was founded in 1292. Between 1378 and 1705 the town was the residence of the Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg. The town survived World War II without destruction and thus has a well-preserved historic centre with many timber-framed houses. Today Celle is a part of the German State of Lower Saxony. 

500th birthday of Lucas Cranach the Younger (issued 01-10-2015)

The Bomann Museum was founded in 1892 and today it is the third largest museum in Lower Saxony. Its collection focus on Lower Saxon folklife studies and the history of Celle. It also houses the Tansey Collection, an important collection of portrait miniatures.

At the moment the Bomann Museum shows a special exhibition about the Lutheran Reformation in cooperation with the Celle Castle and the Town Church. The exhibition can be seen until the 12th November 2017.

Celle Castle was the residence of the Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg in Celle. It is an Renaissance style building with Baroque state rooms. The castle chapel is one of the most important Renaissance style structures in Northern Germany and the only church in Germany which was nearly not altered since the early-Reformation period. Today the castle houses a museum.

The Town Church was the religious centre of Celle during the Reformation. It houses the epitaphs of the Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

The Synagogue of Celle was built in 1740. During the pogroms of 1938 the interior was destroyed, but to put the surrounding buildings not at a risk the synagogue building survived. It is thus the oldest preserved synagogue in Lower Saxony. Since 1996 it houses a museum about the Jewish life in Celle and since 1997 it is again used as synagogue by the Jewish Community of Celle.

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