Verden on the Aller

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Große Strasse © Franzfoto

Große Strasse © Franzfoto

Verden an der Aller is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the river Aller. It is the administrative centre of the district of Verden. Verden is famous for the massacre of Saxons in 782, committed on the orders of Charlemagne (the Massacre of Verden), for its cathedral, and for its horse breeding. Verden is further renowned for horse racing and sport horse auctions and is thus also called the (horse) riding town (German: Reiterstadt).

From 1945 until 1993 latterly the 7th Armoured Division of the British Army of the Rhine was stationed in Verden. One of the former British Barracks is now used to house the District administration and a new sporting stadium has been erected on the opposite site.

Town Hall and Johannis Church © Corradox Horse's statue © Franzfoto Half-timbered farmhouse © Franzfoto Große Strasse © Traveler100 Cathedral Square © Corradox © Traveler100 Lufthansa Verden at Manchester Airport © Adrian Pingstone Local Airport Verden-Scharnhorst © Wusel007 Große Strasse © Franzfoto
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Lufthansa Verden at Manchester Airport © Adrian Pingstone
Running through the town is the river Aller which is 263 km long and is one of Germany’s longer rivers. The town is situated in close proximity to the towns of Bremen (35 km) and Hannover (90 km). The picturesque old town is east of the Aller where the spectacular Lutheran cathedral (German: Dom) towers above the pedestrianised high street, with its cafés and shops. This proto-cathedral, consecrated to Ss. Mary and Cecilia, served the former Catholic Diocese of Verden as episcopal church and was built between the 12th and 15th century. Also other buildings are noteworthy, such as the Lutheran churches of St. John (Johanniskirche) and of St. Andrew (Andreaskirche), as well as the town hall and the Domherrenhaus (House of cathedral canons).

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