"Cella Dei - gotteszell" heißt sie herzlich willkommen!
Cella Dei – Gotteszell: Idyllic, unspoiled, lovely, beautiful – an oasis surrounded by colourful meadows and forests, hamlets and villages. This is how the former monastery village looks to visitors. Cosmas Damian Asam used his skill to make the church of St. Anna a cultural treasure.
The beautifully preserved village centre, the cloisters and the uniquely beautiful situation of the Kalvarienberg with the stations of the cross and Lourdes chapel are reminders of the time of the Cistercian monastery.
A particular attraction for art lovers is the Church of St. Anna, built in 1285 and frequently restored since then. Its centre piece is a painting by Cosmas Damian Asam.
Gotteszell is a place which is conscious of its history yet moves with the times. An example is the new concert organ whose installation in 1999 was the prelude to a series of concerts which attracted many internationally famous organists.
Walks and Excursions
Simple inns, nostalgic shops, joyful festivals: Gotteszell is very much alive. The village is the perfect starting point for walks to the 1,095 metre Hirschenstein, the 1,022 metre Vogelsang, the 1,029 metre Dreitannenriegel with the Loderhart mountain hut and the 1,012 metre Oberbreitenau with the Landshut House of the Bayerischer Waldverein.
Day trips can be made to the towns of Regen, Viechtach and Deggendorf, all 15 kilometres away, as well as the famous Bavarian Forest towns of Zwiesel and Bodenmais and to the King of the Bavarian Forest, the 1,456 metre Arber.
In winter Gotteszell prepares the cross country skiing trails and a perfect natural curling sheet also for skating. Alpine skiers can take advantage of the nearby pistes at Kalteck, Geißkopf and the Arber.