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May 22, 2014 - Celle

Today we headed for the small town of Celle. According to our guide book it is “one of the finest half timbered towns in Germany” which turned out to be true. The history of Celle goes back to 14th century when the dukes of Braunschweig-Luneburg were banished from Luneburg and crossed the Luneburg Heide (moor) to Celle and made it an aristocratic Residenzstadt for three centuries. Dominating then and today is the Schloss or castle the dukes built surrounded by beautiful gardens which on such a hot day were a delight to sit in. From the...

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