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- For the German Baroque composer, see Dieterich Buxtehude.
|Town subdivisions||15 districts|
|Mayor||Jürgen Badur (Ind.)|
|Area||76.49 km2 (29.53 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Population||39,642 (31 December 2006)|
|- Density||518 /km2 (1,342 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Area codes||04161, auch 04163, 04168|
|Location of the town of Buxtehude within Stade district|
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.