Place:Celle, Celle, Hannover, Preußen, Germany

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NameCelle
Alt namesAltencellesource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) p 3:14
Zellesource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 232
TypeTown
Coordinates52.617°N 10.083°E
Located inCelle, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Also located inCelle, Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany     (1200 - )
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Celle is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town is situated on the banks of the River Aller, a tributary of the Weser and has a population of about 71,000. Celle is the southern gateway to the Lüneburg Heath, has a castle (Schloss Celle) built in the renaissance and baroque style and a picturesque old town centre (the Altstadt) with over 400 timber-framed houses, making Celle one of the most remarkable members of the German Timber-Frame Road. From 1378 to 1705, Celle was the official residence of the Lüneburg branch of the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg (House of Welf) who had been banished from their original ducal seat by its townsfolk.

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