Uelzen from above


Discover small alleys (Twieten), chapels steeped in history and historic half-timbered houses. Strolling through the city, you will come across many monuments of the city's history, such as parts of the city wall and certainly the St. Marien church, a three-aisled Gothic hall church dating from 1292.

Don't miss a stop at the Council Wine Shop (Nige Hus): Dating back to 1564, this building is a special place where history can be felt. There are many of these places in Uelzen - hidden or quite prominent. Let our city guides take you on a journey into the past and present of the Hanseatic city of Uelzen.

You can also discover Uelzen and its surroundings on your own: Idyllically situated at the gates of the core town, the Oldenstädter See lake invites you for a walk or a swim.

Or escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre and unwind by the Ilmenau, which meanders through the heart of the Hanseatic city. Outdoor sports enthusiasts can let off steam in the Königsberg recreation area: Along a 2.5-kilometre path, a fitness trail offers beginners and experienced athletes the right challenge. And by bike you can explore magnificent heaths, wide floodplains and extensive forests near Uelzen all year round.


St. Mary's Church

St. Mary's Church

In the heart of Uelzen's town centre rises the mighty Gothic St. Marien Church with its 86-metre-high steeple and the Apostles' Chapel, which was donated in 1350. The impressive building was constructed in three phases between the 13th and 14th centuries. St. Marien was consecrated and elevated to the status of a parish church in 1292.

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Council Wine Shop

Nige Hus (Council Wine Shop)

The "Nige Hus" (New House) was built around 1500 and served the town council as a wine and beer cellar. The building also served as a dance hall, wedding hall and meeting place. In 1646 it was partially destroyed in the great town fire and rebuilt. To this day, the council wine shop is the place to go for connoisseurs of fine wines.



The „Gildehaus“ was built in the Gothic style in the first half of the 15th century. It is the only well-preserved town house from this period. The gable is decorated with glazed bricks and tendrils and gives an impression of how splendid many houses looked before the great fire of 1646.