Buxtehude is known as the city where “the dogs bark with their tails” and the “hare and the tortoise run a race”. But who believes Buxtehude is just a fairy tale is wring because for more than 1000 years Buxtehude is an inspiring reality.
Since 2014, Buxtehude may again officially be called a hanseatic city. Buxtehude has a population of about 40,000and is located south of Hamburg.
It is and independent municipal city at the southern outskirts of the “Altes Land” old country in the district of Stade in Lower Saxony.
With the S -Bahn you can reach Hamburg Central Station in about half an hour.
Experience the fairy tale city
Starting point for nearly every tour is the old port in the middle of the town center – originally the oldest manmade port facility in Northern Europe. Guests should take some time to explore the historic ancient town with its traditionally-timbered houses, the St. Peter’s Church and the Fleth.
Celebrating is important in Buxtehude: the old town festivals, flea markets, shooting matches, whit market, wine festival, rallycross, harvest festivals, Christmas markets etc. are just some highlights. There is hardly any given weekend where there is no special event on the loose in Buxtehude.
Visitors can look forward to long walks and cycling through the unique natural landscape around Buxtehude.