Festivals & Seasonal Events

Dragon Boat Festival

More than 3.500 paddlers take part in the annual dragon boat festival on the lake Maschsee. Germany's biggest event of this kind takes place over Whitsun weekend.

Fester Termin zu Pfingsten: das Drachenboot-Festival auf dem Maschsee.

"Are you ready? Attention. GO!": Whitsun will be much influenced by dragon boats - as usual. The Hannoversche Kanu-Club from 1921 presents the more and more popular dragon boat race already the twentieth time. Consequently, the organizers have to deal with more participants than ever.

More than 3.500 paddlers compete in the categories "Fun Fun", "Fun Sports", "Mass Sports" und "High Performance Sports". Races kick of at 9 o'clock on Saturday and Sunday, spectators are free of charge.

Dragon boat fans throughout Europe are well aware of this event. Surely, Hannover's central location contributes to this, but even more the fact that the lake is placed at the heart of the city.


18.05.2024 to 20.05.2024 starting from 09:00 to 18:00 o'clock


Masch Lake
Rudolf-von-Bennigsen-Ufer 81
30519 Hannover

This is a free admission event

Last updated: 1 Feb 2024