At the edge of Stade's Hafencity, directly at the gates of the old town, rises the new havenhostel Stade.
From here, the popular Hanseatic city is at your feet. Enjoy the colourful hustle and bustle in the harbour or explore the old town with the most beautiful half-timbered houses in Germany.
Stade lies on the banks of the Lower Elbe and is part of the Hamburg metropolitan region. The city is known for its more than 1000-year-old Hanseatic harbour, whic presents itself with cafés, restaurants and inviting waterfront seating today.
Well-signposted cycle routes invite you to discover the Hanseatic city and its surroundings by bike. A detour to the picturesque fruit-growing region of Altes Land is particularly recommended via the fruit route.
You can also take your bike along on a trip with the historic Moorexpress. The route through the Devil's Moor with the artists' village of Worpswede to the Hanseatic city of Bremen is a very special excursion tip.
Stade's urban history and archaeology are presented in a particularly vivid way thanks to the modern museum concept. Exciting, by the way, not only for children: a journey through time.
Highlight exhibits and media stations on over 1,600 m² of exhibition space invite visitors to explore history.
If you don't want to explore the cosy old town on foot, you can also do so from the water on one of the canal barges. The small barges leave from the wooden harbour, and those who prefer a more sporty experience can hop on a stand-up paddling board or canoe and sail around the former moat of Stade's old town.
Tour guides in wonderful traditional costumes or in cycling gear, night watchmen with lanterns, witches with good or bad intentions, chatty washerwomen or the famous organ builder Arp Schnitger – you can have it all in the Alte Land on the Elbe River. You will be amazed and tell stories about it for a long time to come!
As a country party, Agathenburg Castle promises a relaxing break from everyday life with its enchanted castle park and the castle café with a far-reaching view over the Elbe valley. Concerts from classical music to jazz, readings and exhibitions of contemporary art offer a varied programme.