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Maschsee Lake

Jogging, pedalo, walking & promenading


A maritime paradise right in the city centre!

190 acres of recreational area! Relaxation, walks, restaurants, jogging, parties – the Maschsee Lake means going on holiday right next door. Many people enjoy pursuing a variety of water sports here on sunny days. The favourite meeting place is by the Torchbearer on the North Shore.

The Maschsee Lake offers the people of Hannover a recreational area in the heart of the city, both on the water and all around it: for yachting, canoeing and pedal-boating, for joggers, skaters and strollers. On the banks of the lake you will find the celebrated Sprengel Museum Hannover.

Right opposite, you can stroll through the idyllic Maschpark to reach the magnificent New Town Hall. Travelling up to the 97-metrehigh Town Hall dome in the unique curving lift is an experience in itself: from the top, you can see as far as the Deister Hills. And every visitor who is not already convinced of the fact can clearly see from here that Hannover is Germany’s greenest city!

Maschsee Lake Festival

One of the biggest events in northern Germany, with more than 2 million visitors! A place to celebrate, flirt, stroll and dine: for three whole weeks this maritime summer festival offers concert highlights, sporting events on the water, open-air dance evenings, performances by artistes and a host of culinary treats. On the four music stages round about the lake one concert highlight follows another, with local, national and international artists. Enjoy the summer evenings, relax on secluded terraces with a view out over the lake and simply enjoy yourself – the Maschsee Lake Festival offers that incomparable feeling of being on holiday!

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