Exploring Celle

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Sabrina B.

Sabrina B.

Guten Abend from Deutschland!

Today marks three weeks in Germany and I couldn't be more grateful for all the learning opportunities and chances to explore that CBYX has given me so far. One of my most favorite adventures as of recent has been my trip to Celle, a small city in the German state of Niedersachsen. 

We left our house in Lehrte at around noon and began the thirty minute drive to the historic city. When we arrived in Celle, I was in awe of the traditional timber architecture and cobblestone streets. It was bustling with well dressed people and was full of life. Bicycles lined the streets and everywhere you walked smelled faintly of coffee and something sweet that you couldn't quite put your finger on. 

We first walked through a beautiful park where vendors were selling clothes and trinkets made by residents in Celle. We then made our way to the historic church where for five euro, we could walk up (what seemed like a never-ending) spiral staircase to a viewing deck. We were able to see all of Celle and had an incredible vantage point of the Castle that sits in the middle of the city. We then got lunch at a foodtruck, selling "Fisch brötchen" or fish rolls. I had a delicious white fish and pepper roll with Mayonaisse and spices. Sehr lecker! (Very tasty!)

We then walked around the Castle grounds before stopping in the historic square for some Coffee and Ice cream. After our short break, we went into a few interesting stores. The first being a sustainable food shop where you can bring containers from home and buy products such as nuts, oats, grains, and beans without wasting a plastic bag or twist-tie. The second was called "Huth's Kaffee", a charming and historic storefront that sold chocolate, sweets and coffee from regions all over the world. It was so fun to see American candy, Swiss chocolate and french coffee all in the same place.

As we left Celle, we decided to take a more scenic route home, stopping in a field of Heath Flowers. I was very lucky to have seen them, especially in this volume, as they are only in bloom for a short amount of time each year. Seeing them made my day in Celle that much more special! 

Until next time,


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