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  1. Celle ( German pronunciation: [ˈtsɛlə]) is a district ( Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Uelzen, Gifhorn, Hanover and Heidekreis. Contents 1 Geography 2 Lüneburg Regional Association 3 Coat of arms 4 Towns and municipalities 5 Miscellaneous 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

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    The town of Celle lies in the glacial valley of the Aller, about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Hanover, 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Brunswick and 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Hamburg. With 71,000 inhabitants it is, next to Lüneburg, the largest Lower Saxontown between Hanover and Hamburg.

    Middle Ages

    Celle was first mentioned in a document of A.D. 985 as Kiellu (which means Fischbucht or fishing bay). It was granted the right to mint and circulate its own coins (Münzrecht [minting privileges]) during the 11th century and several coins were found in the Sandur hoard in the Faroes. In 1292 Duke Otto II the Strict (1277–1330), a Welf who ruled the Principality of Lüneburg from 1277 to 1330 left Altencelle, where there had been a defences in the form of a circular rampart (the Ringwall von Bu...

    Early modern period

    In 1524 the Reformation was introduced into Celle. In 1570 Duke William the Younger built the castle chapel which was consecrated in 1585. From 1665 to 1705 Celle experienced a cultural boom as a Residenz under Duke George William. This has been particularly put down to his French wife, Eleonore d'Olbreuse, who brought fellow Huguenot Christians and Italian architects to Celle. During this time the French and Italian Gardens were laid out and the baroquecastle theatre built. In 1705 the last...

    Modern period

    In 1842 the Cambridge Dragoons Barracks (Cambridge-Dragoner-Kaserne) for the homonymous regiment named after the Hanoveran Viceroy Duke Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, was built in Celle. After being extended in 1913 and partially rebuilt after a fire in 1936, it was renamed Goodwood Barracks in 1945 and from 1976 to 1996 was the headquarters of Panzerbrigade 33 in the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr. In 1989 it was renamed again to Cambridge-Dragoner-Kaserne. Since 1996 the area has...

    For the purposes of Bundestag elections the town of Celle belongs to the constituency of Celle-Uelzen. In 1983, 1987, 1990 and 1994 Klaus-Jürgen Hedrich (CDU) won the direct vote. In 1998, 2002 and 2005 Peter Struck (SPD) won the majority of votes. In 2009 Henning Otte(CDU) received the direct mandate. For Lower Saxony State Parliament (Landtag) el...

    The buildings in Celle's old town centre date back to the 16th century, among them numerous (and some 480 restored) half-timber houses, making Celle an important city for tourism in the southern Lüneburg Heath region. The most impressive building is the ducal palace, Schloss Celle, which was built in 1530 at the site of the former castle. Another m...

    The Congress Union Celle is an event centre for conferences and exhibitions as well as stage, music and festive events. The CD-Kaserne ("Cambridge Dragoons (CD) Barracks") is a municipal youth and cultural centre with exhibition rooms covering the subject areas of music, film, art and society.Also located there is the Bunte Hauswhich is a charitabl...

    The Celler Oilers are an ice hockey team that play in the Regionalliga or regional league. From 1968 to the mid-1970s Celle's football club, TuS Celle, played in the German second division (then called the Regionalliga or "regional league"). After two bankruptcies and relegation, it was promoted to the Lower Saxony league for the 2004–2005 season a...

    Economy

    Tourism is a large contributor to Celle's economy, especially in the summer months during jazz, wine, and other festivals, which attract thousands of visitors. The town is not really known for heavy industry, but many businesses which have started up in Celle and some, such as Rosa Graf Cosmetics, have reached the world market. Celle does have some links to the oil industry, though, particularly firms engineering parts for drilling; notably Baker Hughes (INTEQ and Hughes Christensen divisions...

    Media

    The Cellesche Zeitung is the local daily newspaper with a circulation of 34,977 (as at: 2nd quarter 2005). In addition there is the bi-weekly Celler Kurier and weekly Celler Blitz as well as a monthly town magazine, the Celler Scene. Another monthly is the Celler Blickpunkt. The revistaappears roughly every 2 months with a left-wing perspective of politics and culture.

    Born in Celle before 1850

    1. George, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (1582–1670), ruled as Prince of Calenbergfrom 1635. 2. Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1666–1726), wife of George I of Great Britain and mother of George II of Great Britain 3. Johann Ernst Galliard(1687–1749), German composer 4. Anton Wilhelm von L'Estocq (1738–1815), Prussian cavalry general, commanded Prussian troops at the Battle of Eylau 5. Albrecht Thaer(1752–1828), founder of agricultural science 6. Ernst von Gemmingen(1759–1813), a German composer and a...

    Born in Celle 1850 to 1950

    1. Admiral Eduard von Capelle(1855–1931), a German Imperial Navy officer 2. Friedrich Pfotenhauer (1859–1939), fifth president of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 3. Ernst Emil Herzfeld(1879–1948), German Near Eastern archaeologist, orientalist and epigraphists; Co-founder of the Near Eastern and Islamic archaeology, architecture and art history and founder of Iranian archeology 4. Robert Lehr (1883–1956), politician (DNVP, CDU) 5. Theodor Krüger(1891–1966), composer and musician 6. Roland...

    Born in Celle since 1950

    1. Kersten Meier (1954–2001), a German swimmer who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics 2. Ernie Reinhardt (born 1955), actor (pseudonym Lilo Wanders) 3. Karl-Henning Rehren (born 1956), a German physicist who focuses on algebraic quantum field theory 4. Gabi Bauer(born 1962), journalist television presenter 5. Ante Zelck(born 1963), entrepreneur and hostel pioneer 6. Michael Renkel(born 1965), German concert guitarist 7. Matthias Blazek(born 1966), German free journalist, historian and publi...

    Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Celle" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 604.
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  3. Celle (German pronunciation: ) is a district (Landkreis) in Lower Saxony, Germany. Towns and municipalities. Towns and municipalities in ...

  4. Celle ( German pronunciation: [ˈtsɛlə]) is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town is on the banks of the river Aller, a tributary of the Weser . Contents 1 Geography 1.1 Expansion 1.2 Subdivisions 1.3 Incorporation of municipalities 2 Twin towns – sister cities 2.1 Image gallery 3 References 4 Other websites

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  5. Oldendorf (Celle district) S Samtgemeinde Wathlingen Spechtshorn Stedden Südheide (municipality) Sülze (Bergen) U Unterlüß W Walle (Winsen) Wardböhmen Wathlingen Weesen (Hermannsburg) Wienhausen Wietze Winsen an der Aller Winsen Museum Farm Wohlde (Bergen)