Anyone strolling through the Hanseatic city of Buxtehude seems to find themselves in a strange fairytale world. At the edge of the Old Land, Buxtehude invites you to linger.
Buxtehude is home to hare and hedgehog. We're talking about the cunning hedgehog, who makes the fast rabbit lose his mind in a race. The folktale was told by the Lower German writer Wilhelm Schröder in the small town of Buxtehude. Today a sculpture in the old town reminds of hare and hedgehog.
Numerous half-timbered and brick buildings adorn the cosy Buxtehude. The town's landmark is the Protestant St. Petri Church, which towers 75 metres above all other buildings. The romantic Flethanlage invites you to take a walk.
Buxtehude was built in 1258 around a harbour basin. The special: The city was thus an absolute pioneer in terms of urban development and for a long time was regarded as the most modern port facility on German soil. To this day, the inner-city port canal still shapes the cityscape.
The Hanseatic city of Lower Saxony lies between the Hamburg district of Neugraben-Fischbek and the district town of Stade. Buxtehude is only a stone's throw away from Hamburg. The fairytale city can be reached by S-Bahn from Hamburg main station in just 25 minutes. The journey by car takes about 50 minutes.