Highlights of the German Framework Road: STADE it was my favourite stop on my German framework road trip. Stade makes for a great day trip out of Hamburg as it’s just 1 hour away. The town has a fascinating history and played a major role in the Hanseatic League, and while the most picturesque buildings are located on the waterfront, the entire town oozes the same old-world charm. Whatever you plan on doing in Germany, do yourself a favour and go to Stade. Period.