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Drochtersen is a municipality in the district Stade, in Lower Saxony (Germany). It is located 45 km north west of Hamburg.

Drochtersen
Coat of arms of Drochtersen
Coat of arms
Location of Drochtersen within Stade district
Drochtersen in STD.png
Drochtersen is located in Germany
Drochtersen
Drochtersen
Drochtersen is located in Lower Saxony
Drochtersen
Drochtersen
Coordinates: 53°42′N 09°23′E / 53.700°N 9.383°E / 53.700; 9.383Coordinates: 53°42′N 09°23′E / 53.700°N 9.383°E / 53.700; 9.383
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictStade
Subdivisions2 districts
Government
 • MayorHans-Wilhelm Bösch (CDU)
Area
 • Total126.74 km2 (48.93 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total11,184
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
21706
Dialling codes04143, 04148, 04775
Vehicle registrationSTD
Websitewww.drochtersen.de

It belonged to the Prince-Archbishopric of Bremen. In 1648 the Prince-Archbishopric was transformed into the Duchy of Bremen, which was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. In 1823 the Duchy was abolished and its territory became part of the Stade Region.

Notable placesEdit

The Drochtersen Shot Tower is a 42 meter high shot tower owned by the Haentler & Natermann Jagd-Schrot & Hagel-Fabrik (Hunt pellet and hail fabrication) factory for the production of shot balls at the Elbe. This tower is not in use any more.

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