More rich heritage found in Germany!


The pretty centre of Celle.

A chance to visit a significant but not widely known area of Germany with a rich heritage was provided to Editorial Director Peter Stonham recently when he went on a three-day trip hosted by Celle Tourism with the help of IOW Tours, DFDS Seaways and the Skal International association of tourism professionals. Celle is in the region of Lower Saxony, quite near Hannover, and is an extremely well preserved town with a heritage going back to the Hanoverian dynasty, which Britain shares with Germany through the Royal Family. The group travelled with IOW Tours, hosted by Sales Manager, Geoff Holt, for the crossing from Dover to Calais and the day-long drive to Celle. Activities on the trip included a number of walks around the town and visits to its castle, market and restaurants. There was also a day at Autostadt, the car-themed visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory and the unusual International Mill Museum at Gifhorn, where an impressive collection of original windmills from all over Europe have been reassembled in a delightful country and waterside setting. One of the special pleasures for Peter was to enjoy the asparagus delicacies that were being served in all the restaurants at the time and to see the huge range of asparagus being sold in the market. Peter found the area well worth a visit and it confirmed to him the excellent hospitality and value for money that the German tourism industry always provides, and its rich range of visitor attractions.