Do you have that one place in the world, you like to visit, that just feels like home? Maybe you visited there once and had an instant connection with it. Maybe your family lives there or perhaps you’ve just dreamed about it whilst stalking photos on google. Well, for me this one place is Celle.
A small town in the north-east of Germany. It has an old, quaint, picturesque town centre, a castle and some of the best restaurants I’ve ever been too. What more could you want?!
I try and go as often as I can to visit my Oma and Opa (for those that didn’t learn German in school, thats Grandma and Grandpa). This time, instead of going solo, I loaded up the kids, Husband and big Sis, and we set off early Friday morning. When I say early I mean 4.30am.
Everything seemed to be going smoothly until, we had walked for ages looking for the hire car in the multi-storey, got suck in a lift that wanted to stop on every level except the one we wanted, finally found and loaded up the hire car. We then installed the car seats we had brought all the way from home and all sat in the car, only to find that sis couldn’t fit in the middle of the seats!! Not because she’s broad (she’s actually really slim) it’s just that the car just wasn’t wide enough. So we had to unload everything, upgrade to a bigger car, reload the car and then we were on our way.
We flew to Bremen airport which is only about 1 hour 20 from Celle, so it wasn’t long until we were chowing down on a Currywurst and chips and enjoying our cuddles with family.
Restaurants in Celle
Because it was such a flying visit we have to fit all of our favourite meals in, so Friday we wasted no time and went straight to the 7 Brothers, a Turkish restaurant that serves amazing kebab meat plus lots of other gorgeous dishes.
On Saturday we went to our favourite café, right in the centre of Celle, Café Zeit. They serve the most scrumptious Crêpes and Waffles (we had a sneaky prosecco too, who cares what the time is, I’m on holiday).
I love it here! I am surrounded by evergreen trees, gorgeous fairytale buildings and amazing food! I would recommend it as a great place to visit all year round. You can either head over in December where you can visit all of the markets, enjoy an authentic bratwurst sausage and some mulled wine. Alternatively if you go in the Summer the weather is hot, the trees are green and the flowers are in bloom.
I can’t finish this post without mentioning the beautiful apartment we stayed in. If you have young children you’ll be able to tell straight away when an apartment owner has them too. This place was so child friendly partly because it’s all on one level. There was a step in the bathroom, all the plastic utensils and plates you’d ever need and even child-friendly plug sockets.
When I walked in, my immediate reaction was ‘I could so live here’. It was light, bright, airy and so very clean. The attention to the small details of decor really did make it feel like a home from home. The owners live in the rest of the house downstairs and were very accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be visiting again!
Where are your favourite places to visit? Have you ever been to Celle? I welcome you to comment below. 🙂
Book the apartment on Home Away, it is located in Celle, Garßen.