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Lüneburg Heath

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*<see name="Bergen-Belsen Memorial" alt="Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen" address="Anne-Frank-Platz, 29303 Lohheide" directions="By car (recommended): Signed from motorways in all directions. Site is ca. 40 km from Mellendorf exit on A7 and 25 km from Soltau Süd exit" phone="+49 (0)5051 4759200" url="" hours="en: Apr-Sep, daily, 10am - 6pm; Oct-Mar, 10am - 5pm. Closed 1 Jan, 24-26 and 31 Dec" price="Admission free" lat="" long="">Memorial site to victims of the POW and concentration camp freed by British forces in 1945. Marked graves and monuments are reminders of the suffering. Large visitor centre with comprehensive exhibition chronicles the history of the camp, which began as a POW camp. 70,000 people are buried here, including Anne Frank who wrote a poignant diary of her life during the Nazi era.</see>
*<see name="Celle Castle" alt="Schloss Celle" address="Schlossplatz 1, Celle" directions="Park free at the Schützenplatz off Hafenstrasse and head for the town centre, crossing the River Aller. Turn R into Mühlenstrasse; the castle is on your left." phone="+49 (0)5141 7700" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Celle's ducal palace, a former fortified castle, is one of the most impressive sights in the lovely town of Celle in the south of the Lüneburg Heath. Once the residence of the mighty dukes of Lüneburg and summer residence of the kings of Hanover, it is the oldest building in the town. There are guided tours to take in the unique Renaissance chapel, ducal state chambers, Baroque theatre and full palace kitchen. </see>

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