Winsen an der Aller


Coat of arms

Coordinates: 52°40′48″N 9°54′34″E / 52.68000°N 9.90944°E / 52.68000; 9.90944Coordinates: 52°40′48″N 9°54′34″E / 52.68000°N 9.90944°E / 52.68000; 9.90944
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Celle
  Mayor Dirk Oelmann
  Total 155.39 km2 (60.00 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 13,017
  Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29308
Dialling codes 05143
Vehicle registration CE

Winsen an der Aller or Winsen (Aller) is a town in the district of Celle in the German state of Lower Saxony.


Winsen has around 12,900 inhabitants and lies on the southern perimeter of the Lüneburg Heath, on the banks of the Aller, somewhat to the west of its tributary, the Örtze and about 15 km northwest of Celle. As well as the town itself, the borough of Winsen also includes the villages of Bannetze, Meißendorf, Stedden, Südwinsen, Thören, Walle and Wolthausen.


The name of the town is derived from Wynhausen (Wyn = Weideland or meadow). Winsen's church is dedicated to John the Baptist. Because all villages with churches named after this patron saint appeared around 800 it is suspected that this was also when Winsen was founded.

Today Winsen is a favourite local recreation and holiday area and, since 1975, has been recognised officially as a climatic health resort (Luftkurort).


Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of the town depicts the Stechinelli Gate, one of the town’s monuments and, in between the two gateposts, the coat of arms of Lüneburg, a gold shield with red hearts surrounding a blue lion rampant.

Culture and places of interest

The Fachhallenhaus Dat groode Hus in the Winsen Museum Farm

Sons and daughters of the town


Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Winsen an der Aller.
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