Bike Touring Highlight
The Hanseatic city of Stade is really a gem and definitely worth a visit. The city's history goes back 1,000 years and in the old town you will find many well-preserved half-timbered houses as well as houses and art from the Baroque. Two churches and the charming old harbor complete the experience. You shouldn't miss the fish market either.
March 15, 2020
As a Lüneburger I was thrilled by the old town in Stade. Stade wears, just like Lüneburg, quite rightly the title Hanseatic city. If you skim over the history of the city, you will be amazed how much of historic houses and sacral buildings survived. The Old Port is more imposing than the Stint in Lüneburg, but has one thing in common: the old crane (works like a hamster wheel).
I have added two historical illustrations: 1. From the Sachsenspiegel Staden 1492 (heyday of the Hanseatic League) and Sweden fortress Stada 1640 (30th war). Source: Wikipedia
Remarkably, I found the new Hafencity, only smaller than known in Hamburg.
December 17, 2016
The landmark of Stade - Church of St. Cosmae
The present-day church of St. Cosmae was built in the 13th century as a single-aisle hall building with a crossing, a quadrangle and a rectangular chancel. Probably from this time comes the huge octagonal crossing tower, while the church did not receive a west tower. Previous buildings of the old council chapel can date back to the time around 1000.
In the 15th century, the sanctuary was extended by ancillary rooms, in 1604 the bridal house was added. In the 17th century, the eastern facade received a new three-rowed front.
St. Cosmae burnt down in 1659 and received a new, made in Hamburg, equipment. From the time before come the St. Gertruden altar (about 1500), which was taken from the 1834 broken church of St. Nicolai, a Crucifixion relief (1580) and a chandelier. 1682-84, the church received its impressive spire, which is now a landmark of the city. >> New: tower guides ...
Remarkable from the equipment of the 17th century are the main altar of Christian Precht (1677), pulpit, baptism and in particular the wrought iron grating at the baptistery. The church was extensively renovated in 1963-66 and especially in 1985-91. A large part of the external masonry was also renewed.
November 28, 2016
Half-timbering, water and more than 1,000 years of history characterize the town of Stade between Cuxhaven and Hamburg. History is present at every turn in the renovated old town. Neat buildings from different eras line the streets and squares. The oldest buildings, such as the vault of the Rathauskeller, date from before 1500. Since Stade was largely rebuilt after the great fire in 1659, there are a particularly large number of baroque houses and works of art.
The Old Port is one of the most idyllic places in the old town.
The buildings worth seeing include the churches of St. Wilhadi and St. Cosmae, the town hall with an imposing portal, the Schwedenspeicher and numerous half-timbered houses. A good starting point for a city tour is the fish market at the old harbor. The tourist heart of Stades beats there, numerous restaurants and cafés offer seating on the water.
and the moat runs around the old town. The old waterway is good for exploring the city. Barges leave regularly for one-hour round trips at the Holzhafen. Stade Tourism publishes the current dates on its website. If you like it particularly romantic, you can take a gondola ride. Ships also start excursions on the Elbe from the city harbor. A trip with the traditional "Wilhelmine von Stade" is a special experience. The former cargo ship was restored by Stader students over the years and is now available for short and day trips in summer.
June 28, 2019
The Stader Zeughaus was built on today's horse market according to the plans of the builder Andreas Henne during the Swedish era. The Counts of Harsefeld-Stade founded the oldest monastery in Stade, the St. Georg Abbey, on this historic site. It is not known whether the count's property, which was in an exposed position on the top of a Geest hill, was previously the location of a castle of the Counts of Harsefeld-Stade. The monastery had a clear primacy over the other monasteries and churches in the city and was one of the spiritual and cultural centers of the region.
The planning for the second large building within the city fortifications began as early as 1696, but the building was not completed until 1699. The building, designed as a three-aisled hall construction, was used for military purposes until 1919.
It was later used as a market hall, youth hostel and warehouse, and from 1952 as the city's central cinema. Due to the changing uses of the building, several modifications were made to the construction, with the last major renovation being carried out in the first half of the 1990s, as the building had been vacant for years. Today the former armory is used on the ground floor as an event location with a restaurant and in the upper area for practice and office purposes.
July 1, 2019
The "Stade Ratskeller" pampers its visitors every day with home-brewed beer, selected wines and down-to-earth Austrian cuisine. The Ratskeller invites you to enjoy, whether in the cozy halls of the restaurant, or in the hotel's own beer garden, which turns out to be a true natural paradise on warm summer days. If you want to explore the culinary specialties of the "Stade Ratskeller", you can only recommend the specially brewed craft beer in combination with the grilled "chicken and chicken roast" to taste.
July 1, 2019
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