Bike Touring Highlight
Cycling may not be permitted at this location.
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Six kilometers from the Elbe - on Geestrand - lies the Hanseatic city of Stade. The first port used was an arch leading into the old part of the swing, the Hansehafen. In the industrial age, he was no longer enough; Therefore, the city port was created directly in front of the city in 1882. Since the 1980s, he has played no role in cargo shipping. Today, it is above all a marina and home to the historic ships "Greundiek" and "Wilhelmine von Stade".In addition, the historical trappings remained here. These include the 1913 built winch gearbox of the slipway of the Stader shipyard, which built coastal ships until its bankruptcy in 1976. Next to the commandant dike is a small gantry crane from 1912. The large gantry crane built in 1927 on the West Quay was to be scrapped several times, but was now extensively restored. The skeleton of the gas tank, built in 1955, was also preserved: a residential building was built into it. The gas works once moved the coal over the harbor. The salt gate lock of 1882 seals the city harbor to the moat. A level house and a lock keeper's house complete the ensemble.
June 29, 2019
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