"Stade: Small Town Gem With Hanseatic History" Stade by Kathrin_E
Stade Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 128 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.
Lämmertwiete is the smallest street in the old town with a name of its own - it is rather a narrow passage between two... more travel advice
Hökerstraße is the main street of the old town. It leads past the town hall and the entrance to the churchyard of St... more travel advice
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