Buxtehude

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For the German Baroque composer, see Dieterich Buxtehude.
Buxtehude
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Coat of arms of Buxtehude
Location of Buxtehude within Stade district
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Buxtehude is located in Germany
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Buxtehude is located in Lower Saxony
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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
Subdivisions15 districts
Government
 • MayorKatja Oldenburg-Schmidt (Ind.)
Area
 • Total76.49 km2 (29.53 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total40,026
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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 9.7 kilometres (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.

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