Stade Municipal Harbour
The Stade Municipal Harbour located right at the gates of the historic city centre is fully equipped with a harbourmaster’s office, bathroom facilities, and derrick. The municipal harbour has 160 m of floating docks where boats can dock lengthwise. Guests are welcome. Please register with the harbourmaster (04141-404510) and pay the docking fee. Groups form on the weekends. At low tide, there is hardly any water for manoeuvring at low tide. You can reach the municipal harbour by following the Schwinge stream course, which joins the Elbe at Stadersand. A road drawbridge will have to open before you can enter the harbour. It can be opened between 6 am and 10 pm as traffic allows. There are waiting docks available. There is a tourist information centre and entertainment centre with bistros, a restaurant, a hotel, a cinema, and a bowling alley right at the harbour. There are sailmakers and equipment shops near the harbour. The nearby city centre offers additional shopping. The harbour is run by the Stade Public Services. www.stadtwerke-stade.de
The Hanseatic City of Stade, its picturesque historic city centre, and the oldest harbour on the Lower Elbe – the Hanseatic Harbour of Stade – are all worth a visit. With its exhibits on the city’s history, including prehistory, early history, and the Hanseatic Period, as well as its harbour-related artefacts and changing exhibitions, the museum in the Schwedenspeicher (Swedish Warehouse) is located right on the old Hanseatic Harbour of Stade. www.museen-stade.de
The municipal harbour is home to the historic coastal motor ship GREUNDIEK, which offers guests rides as a cultural ship and an ambassador for the maritime landscape of the Lower Elbe. www.greundiek.de
Even the harbour crane in the municipal harbour is open to the public. Guests can scale the maritime monument upon request. www.stader-hafenkran.de
City tours, canal boat tours, city festivals, boat tours, and rides on historic ships or the Tidenkieker (www.tidenkieker.de) are just a few of the many attractions that draw visitors to the city. General and event information at www.stade-tourismus.de.