|Stadtteil of Celle|
|Elevation||57 m (187 ft)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The name of the village is derived from Gersnethe (1248). Historically Garßen was part of the parish of Groß Hehlen. On 1 January 1973 Garßen lost its independence and was incorporated into the borough of Celle.
The village is separated into an old and a new area by the B 191 federal road which runs from Celle to Eschede and Uelzen. Whilst the new area consists mainly of new houses, in the old part there are several farms and old buildings.
The head of the parish council (Ortsbürgermeister) is Dr. Michael Bischoff (CDU).
Culture and points of interest
The centrepiece of the old village is St Mark's Church (Markuskirche), which was built in the midde of the 14th century. Next to the church is the primary school and the special needs school. In addition there is a kindergarten in Garßen and a large hypermarket as well as several small craft shops.
Garßen is also known for its sports club, the Sportverein SV Garßen Celle, which under the short name of SVG Celle had an unbroken run since 1998 in the Women's 2nd Handball Division (North) in Germany and, in 2009, was promoted to the 1st Division.