Buxtehude is a small city in the German state of Lower Saxony.

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There have been signs of a settlement here since the bronze age. Is now the location of a number of major companies including divisions of Airbus and Unilever.

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Buxtehude was a member of the Hanseatic League.

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Map of Buxtehude

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  • 1 Buxtehude station.

    From Hamburg you can reach Buxtehude by train in 39 minutes. From the main station, take the S3 in the direction of Buxtehude or Stade. During the week, the S3 goes about every 20 minutes.

    Slightly faster is the Metronom train, also departing from Hamburg main station. It travels in the direction of Cuxhaven hourly and stops in Buxtehude.

  • 2 Neukloster station. This is an S-Bahn stop in an annexed suburb    

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The size of the city is ideal for exploration on foot or by bike.

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  • 1 Amadeus, Lange Straße 25, +49 4161 54961. M-Th 11:30-24:00, F Sa 11:30-01:00, Su 12:00-23:00. A lot of dishes are made in a stone oven. So you get here pizza, steak and burger.
  • Hase & Igel. Bakery with coffee and cakes and a variety of sandwiches. It is locally based company with three shops in the town.
    • 2 Hase & Igel, Bahnhofstraße 51, +49 4161 597733. M-F 06:00-18:00, Sa 7:00-13:00.
    • 3 Hase & Igel, Lange Straße 42, +49 4161 53939. M-F 07:00-18:00, Sa 07:00-18:00.
    • 4 Hase & Igel, Harburger Straße 23, +49 4161 61146. M-F 05:30-18:00, Sa 07:00-12:30, Su 07:00-11:00.
  • 5 Great Plains Steakhouse, Stader Straße 2, +49 4161 995288, . Tu-F 12:00-15:00 and 17:30-22:00, Sa Su 17:30-22:00. Steakhouse. Make your salad as you wish at the salad bar and choose from their own made bread.
  • 6 Fidelio - Bistro & Restaurant, Bahnhofstraße 48, +49 4161 559588. M-Tu 11:30-22:30, F Sa 11:30-24:00, Su 11:30-22:00. You can find here schnitzel, burgers, pizza and pasta.
  • 7 Süße Sünde, Westfleth 45, +49 4161 600238. daily 08:30-18:00 except on holidays. Frozen Yoghurt, Waffles, Pancakes and Cakes.

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Buxtehude is surrounded by the Altes Land, one of the biggest fruit growing areas with cherry and apple plantations. It's an ideal area for cycling along the Este river and admire the farm houses, that throughout the area feature thatched roofs and unique wooden entrances with intricate carvings.

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