Bike Touring Highlight
The port and trading town of Stade on the Schwinge Elbe tributary can already look back on more than 1,000 years of history. To date, Stade is the economic and cultural center of the holiday region Altes Land am Elbstrom and the district of Stade. Danish and Swedish rule left their mark. The Museum Schwedenspeicher at Hansehafen still bears witness to the Swedish era, which, incidentally, during scenic city tours through the winding old town alleysStades Hansehafen was already the economic heart of the Hanseatic city, and trade in products from large parts of the world flourished. Today the port presents itself with cafes, restaurants and inviting seats right on the water. In addition to beautiful half-timbered houses, the award-winning and interactive "Museum Schwedenspeicher - Hanseatic Museum with Treasury", the Schwedenspeicher Museum, the Mayor Hintze House with its unusual Renaissance facade and the historic wooden crane at the fish market. The brick-red old town invites you to take a walk through medieval-looking alleys.Along the pedestrian zone, the many decorated half-timbered and merchant houses line up like pearls on a chain. You can shop wonderfully in the Hanseatic city of Stade - larger and smaller shops leave nothing to be desired.urlaubsregion-altesland.de/urlaubsorte/maritime-hansestaedte/hansestadt-stade.html
January 24, 2020
It was originally a tidal port, i. H. connected to the Elbe and its tides via the lower reaches of the Schwinge. As a result of the great storm surge in February 1962, which submerged the north of Stade's old town, it has been separated from the tidal water by a weir and a road over it since 1968 (Wikipedia).
July 25, 2021
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