"Stade: Small Town Gem With Hanseatic History" Stade by Kathrin_E
Stade Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 189 photos
Stade is a recent discovery of mine - a charming small town which is hardly on anyone's itinerary, it seems. Stade is located on the Southern Elbe bank, about an hour from Hamburg and halfway to Cuxhaven and the North Sea coast.
The town still lives on its past glory when it used to be a respected member of the Hansa and a wealthy merchants town. Its history has seen ups and downs, including a century of Swedish occupation. All eras have left their traces in the old town centre which has been preserved almost unharmed during the wars and the modernizations of the 20th century. The result is an authentic historical centre dominated by brick and timberframe architecture.
In the 1970s the former storage of the Swedish garrison was renovated and turned into a historical museum. Exhibitions... more travel advice
St Wilhadi is one of two large medieval city churches in Stade (the other one being St Cosmae and Damiani, see separate... more travel advice
Written Aug 14, 2013
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