Hannover Travel Tip:
Maschsee Lake

Maschsee Lake
Maschsee Lake with Hannover Town Hall in the background

Maschsee Lake is known far beyond the boundaries of the city and is definitely one of the most popular destinations in Hannover. This artificial lake, created between 1934 and 1936 in the flood meadows surrounding the River Leine, attracts lovers of water sports, walkers, cyclists, joggers and inline skaters.

The Maschsee Lake is perfect as a venue for regattas and other boat races, such as the annual Dragon Boat races, and many other types of water sports. In addition to sailing, rowing, taking a trip in a pedalo or windsurfing, you can also swim in the lake: the Maschsee outdoor swimming baths are on the south bank. And those who do not feel inclined to undertake water sports themselves can still cruise around the lake in the summer months on boats operated by Hannover’s public transport company, üstra.

One of the highlights of the summer festival season in Hannover is the Maschsee Lake Festival. All around the lake, over a million visitors each year are treated to performing arts for all ages, culinary delights, music and fireworks.

[ Source: http://www.hannover.de/english/tourism_culture/sightseeing/touristische_highlights/maschsee.html ]

Address: Rudolf-von Bennigsen-Ufer, 30173 Hannover
Tags: Hannover, Lake, Boating, Swimming, Cycling, Walking

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