Buxtehude

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For the German Baroque composer, see Dieterich Buxtehude.
Buxtehude
Skyline of Buxtehude
Coat of arms of Buxtehude
Coat of arms
Location of Buxtehude within Stade district
Buxtehude in STD.png
Buxtehude is located in Germany
Buxtehude
Buxtehude
Buxtehude is located in Lower Saxony
Buxtehude
Buxtehude
Coordinates: 53°28′37″N 9°42′4″E / 53.47694°N 9.70111°E / 53.47694; 9.70111Coordinates: 53°28′37″N 9°42′4″E / 53.47694°N 9.70111°E / 53.47694; 9.70111
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictStade
Government
 • MayorKatja Oldenburg-Schmidt (Ind.)
Area
 • Total76.69 km2 (29.61 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[2]
 • Total40,173
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
21614
Dialling codes04161, auch 04163, 04168
Vehicle registrationSTD
Websitewww.stadt.buxtehude.de

Buxtehude (German pronunciation: [bʊkstəˈhuːdə]) is a town in Northern Germany. It has 39,000 inhabitants. It is by the Este river which joins the city to the important river Elbe just 6 miles away.

Buxtehude is known as "The Fairytale Capital" of the world. The tale of "The Bunny and the Hedgehog" by the Brothers Grimm is set in this town.

The Pistennacht is an event where bars, restaurants and clubs in the old part of town are open all night long. The Pfingstmarkt is a big fair which is held at Whitsun (Pfingsten). There is a lot to do including rides on a Ferris Wheel. On the first weekend of June there is a big feast in the old part of the town, which also has a wine festival every year.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. Landesbetrieb für Statistik und Kommunikationstechnologie Niedersachsen, 102 Bevölkerung - Basis Zensus 2011, Stand 31. Dezember 2015 (Tabelle K1020014)

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