12 Facts About Stade


Stade, officially the Hanseatic City of Stade is a city in Lower Saxony in northern Germany.

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In medieval times, Stade was a prominent member of the Hanseatic League, but was later eclipsed by Hamburg.

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Stade, already under Swedish occupation since 1645, was a part of the Swedish province of Bremen-Verden-Wildeshausen from 1645 to 1712, and some of the buildings built by the Swedes are still in use today.

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From 1675 to 1676, in the Swedish-Brandenburg War, Swedish Stade was conquered during a campaign by Denmark and several states of the Holy Roman Empire and remained in allied hands until the end of that war in 1679.

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Stade remained Bremen-Verden's capital after the Danes ceded it to the Electorate of Hanover in 1715.

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The Jews in Stade regarded this a progress and a burden alike, because prior they hadn't employed any rabbi and religion teacher due to the implied financial burden.

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In 1849 Stade's synagogue opened, but had to close due to financial restrictions in 1908.

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From 1903 on the Jewish community of Stade was granted public subsidies to continue functioning.

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The Stade Region stayed a Jewish diaspora, and from 1860 on Stade's land-rabbinate was never staffed again, but served alternately by one of the other three Hanoverian land-rabbinates.

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In past decades, Stade has economically benefited significantly from the presence of chemical and aerospace industry at the Elbe river, most notably Dow Chemical and Airbus.

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Also by the Elbe at Stade is the decommissioned Stade Nuclear Power Plant, which was connected to the power grid from 1972 to 2003.

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Old Town of Stade is home to a variety of notable historic buildings; among the most notable are the St Cosmae et Damiani Lutheran Church, the Wilhadi Lutheran Church, the city hall, the and the.

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