Steinhude Open or Close
The former fishing village on the banks of Lake Steinhude has belonged to Schaumburg since the 14th century. In 1522 fire destroyed great parts of the village. At the beginning of the 18th century many weaving mills were established in Steinhude. Ever since 1900 crowds of out-of-town visitors have arrived on the Lake-Steinhude train. Today about 5,000 people live here.
Sculpture Trail Open or Close
Starting point: Promenade Square, Meerstraße
The waterfront invites you to go for a walk along a row of interesting sculptures standing in the lake. Setting off at Promenade Square and following the Meerstraße (Lake Road), you soon walk across the wooden bridges and see a "Swinging Wave", the sculptures "Undine's Dream" and "Dancing Winds", the water feature "Dancing Drops" and the wooden figure "Papagena in the Wind". All the time the lake and the island Wilhelmstein make up a beautiful background.
Museum of Fishing and Weaving Open or Close
Neuer Winkel 8
At the end of the waterfront, you turn right into a small street called "Neuer Winkel", where you see the Museum of Fishing and Weaving on the left. Here the working and living conditions of the typical family of Steinhude are presented. Most of the local people made a living in linen weaving, fishing, and farming until well into the 20th century. In the attic there is an exhibition of historical toys you should not miss. The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 1pm until 5pm. Adults pay an entrance fee of 4€, children 2€.
Windmill Paula Open or Close
An der Windmühle
After Steinhude's old post mill from the 17th century had been destroyed by a lightning stroke in 1911, it was replaced by a smock mill. The windmill, which was run jointly by the inhabitants of Steinhude, was given the name "Paula". Although partly plundered in 1945 at the end of the Second World War, the windmill was put into operation again in 1947/48. Paula's technical equipment is still extant and complete so that the big gear wheels and two grinders can be seen. The society for the conservation of the Steinhude windmill offers guided tours from April until the end of October on Wednesdays at 11am, and on the first Sunday of a month from 2pm until 6pm. No entrance fees are charged, but donations are much appreciated.