A visit to Stade

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Fischmarkt, Stade
Fischmarkt, Stade

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As a beautiful city in Lower Saxony, a visit to Stade (Stade vacation rentals | Stade travel guide) is always worthwhile. The city offers plenty of historic sights that date back to the 17th century when Stade was an important seaport at river Elbe and part of the powerful trade organization Hansa.

Almost all sights are located on “Schwingeinsel” an island in the city center. If you stay outside the city the best way to explore Stade’s old town aka “Schwingeinsel” is to park your car within or close to the old city wall and head to Fischmarkt (fish market). Alternatively there is a train connection from Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide) and other parts of Germany to Stade’s main station.

Any visit to Stade should include a stop by the Fischmarkt, located at the historic harbor next to the Swedish warehouse at the end of the harbor basin. Today, the impressive storage complex from the 17th century embeds a museum about the city’s history. Along Wasser West follows the historic mayor Hintzen house and the ivy overgrown Goebenhaus, which has been turned into a coffee shop.

Your Stade visit should include a walk from Wasser West over Fischmarkt to picturesque Hökerstraße that is framed with beautiful timber houses and historic buildings. Don’t hesitate to enter the small alleys and backyards to discover beautiful carvings and hidden courts. Many buildings carry golden signs like roosters, unicorns and other characters that indicated different businesses in former times. One of those old businesses is Löwen Apotheke (lion pharmacy), which features an impressive stairwell you shouldn’t miss.

At the height of Bäkerstraße you approach St. Cosmae et Damiani, Stade’s main protestant church that is located to the left. Thanks to its high octagonal spire the church is visible from many areas in old town. At the corner of Sattelmacherstraße you come along city hall and the massive three-nave gothic church St. Wilhaldi.

If you like to escape the hustle and bustle of old town walk towards Pferdemarkt with the former Swedish armory called “Zeughaus”. From there follow the narrow side alleys of Beguinenstraße and Gründelstraße towards the old city wall. Turn right into Neubourgstraße and cross the small bridge to your left to enter a small island that contains Stade’s open-air museum. The museum’s property embeds an old windmill from the 17th century, an impressive carved portal, and a stunning timbered farmhouse. Located within the museum property is a café that has a lovely garden and serves tasty snacks. A nice place to have a rest.

To return to old town and Schwingeinsel follow the little path to its end and pass the next bridge. Stay left to enter Neubourgstraße again and make a right into Gründelstraße, which brings you back to historic old town and ends your visit of historic Stade.



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This travel guide has been written by Patricia Eggers.

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