Stade / Cuxhaven

Hanseatic tradition on the River Elbe

Hansehafen - Picture:© STADE Tourismus GmbH /Elsen
Hansehafen - Picture:© STADE Tourismus GmbH /Elsen

A picturesque cityscape with many winding streets, impressive facades and old cobblestones characterise the Hanseatic city which never fails to fascinate visitors. The exemplary redevelopment of the entire old town over the last 30 years has today turned Stade into a truly picture book town. Nevertheless, the numerous shops, cafés, and restaurants, and the still inhabited historical houses ensure the town retains a vibrant feel. Stade is one of the oldest towns in northern Europe. Although today it is mainly tourists who come to the buzzing Hanseatic port, in the past this was the economic centre of the town for many decades.

Swamp of Devils in Worpswede - Picture:© Nicole Kanning
Swamp of Devils in Worpswede - Picture:© Nicole Kanning

The gothic vaults of Stade’s townhall, having survived the great fire of 1659, have a special place in history, too: It today counts as one of the oldest city halls in Germany.

It’s an extraordinary region, which is home of „Altes Land“, the biggest contiguous fruit-producing region in Germany, and the Wadden Sea World Heritage. In front of Cuxhaven, the northern-most city of Lower Saxony, is the largest connected area of mudflats. The Kugelbake is an ideal means of orientation; the wooden navigational aid is also the emblem of the city of Cuxhaven. Simultaneously, it is the point at which inland navigation ends and the open-sea begins. Two economic sectors have developed very strongly in Cuxhaven: tourism, and fisheries and fish processing.

Your direct line to the region:

Stade Tourismus-GmbH
Frank Tinnemeyer
Schiffertorsstraße 6
21682 Stade
Tel. +49 (0)4141 - 40 91 72
Fax +49 (0)4141 - 40 91 10