The best swimming lakes around Hannover

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When the hot summer heat takes over Hannover—when the air starts to stand still and the asphalt starts to melt—there’s only one thing to do: Grab your swimwear, hop on your bike and head out to the countryside, right into the cool, fresh water. Bring a friend and a frisbee for the perfect combination.

Here are the komoot community's favorite lakes in Hannover. Discover romantic ponds surrounded by green forests, extensive lakes with crystal clear water, beautiful sandy beaches and cozy bathing bays—so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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    Kiesteich Bordenau

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    The Bordenauer lake (also Bordenauer Kiesteich or Kieesteich Bordenau) is a former gravel pit in Neustadt am Rübenberge in the Hannover region. The Baggersee is located in the Leineniederung north of Bordenau, a district of Neustadt am Rübenberge. He was born during the construction of the B 6.

    The lake is located in a conservation area and is mostly surrounded by trees. He is cared for by the fishing club Neustadt am Rübenberge and used as angling waters. In 2011, eel, perch, bream, pike, carp, roach, rudd, tench and zander were reported from the lake.

    On the eastern shore is a lawn in a non-fenced area. This area is open to bathers. Even nude bathing is possible. Sanitary facilities are not available, a bathing supervision does not exist.

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    Altwarmbüchener See

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    There are two beautiful beaches and two kiosks with good offer.

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    Hufeisensee

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    Baggersee, created by gravel mining. The bathing water quality is checked regularly. Overseen by DLRG on weekends.
    Detailed information can be found on the homepage hannover.de/Kultur-Freizeit/Freizeit-Sport/Sport/B%C3%A4derf%C3%BChrer/Badeseen/Hufeisensee-Wietzepark

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    Steinhuder Meer

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    The largest lake in the northwest of Germany is at only 2.9 meters deep, probably one of the flattest. Most of the time, the water depth is less than 1.50 meters. Here you can practice all kinds of sports on and around the lake in addition to refreshing bathing. Hiking and cycling, climbing on lookout towers and exploring the area, experiencing species-rich moorland up close or prefer rowing, fishing, surfing or pedal boating on the water. Possibilities without end.

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    Kirchhorster See mit Badesteg

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    The lake is located southwest of Kirchhorst, close to the highway 7. The sandy beach and the playground by the lake attract many parents with small children to the lake. Peace-seeking guests will also find a pleasant spot on the spacious grounds. In the lake leads a walk-on pier with ladders. Parking is free. Bathing at your own risk, no bathing supervision! The water quality is checked regularly.

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    Hannover – Maschsee

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    In the middle of the city and yet the perfect recreation area. The Maschsee invites you for swimming, water sports or leisurely strolling, cycling, inline skating or running. The artificially created, 80 hectares of water and its long beautiful promenade attract visitors from all over. You can also rent pedal boats or rowboats or learn how to sail. On the south bank of the Maschsee there is also a bathing beach for swimming. There is a lot to do here. One day is not enough.

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    Blauer See Garbsen

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    The Blue Lake with its 600 meters long white sandy beach is certainly the most beautiful and attractive lake in the Hannover area.

    More information: wakeandski.de

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    Waldsee Krähenwinkel

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    Quiet forest lake in the north of the Hannover region with many regular guests.

    Since 1973, this beautiful spot in the forest is officially used as a bathing lake. Idyllically situated, the lake attracts peace loving visitors of all ages. For swimmers, the water is accessible from three sides, a fourth is under protection and must not be entered. In the middle of the lake anchors a bathing island, where you can catch a breath or pause. The lake is known for its family atmosphere. You feel at home here.

    infrastructure

    Water area:
    17,500 square meters, delimited shallow water zone, floating island

    Domestic equipments:
    WC (handicapped accessible), changing room, sunbathing area, sandy beach, designated barbecue areas

    Activities:
    playground

    Gastronomy:
    Kiosk with snack and seating

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    Parksee Lohne

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    Beautiful lake surrounded by nature, which invites you to swim in the summer. About the campsite you have access to the beach. Here you also sanitary facilities are available. At a kiosk you can fortify yourself and refresh yourself with cool drinks.The entrance to the beach costs 1.50 euros per person.

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    Ricklinger Teiche

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    The ponds provide excellent bathing facilities to cool off after a bike ride.

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    Badestrand am Springhorstsee

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    Small beach with mini beer garden. On the opposite bank (restaurant), bathing is prohibited.

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    Giftener See

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    In summer, the lake is also ideal for swimming, canoeing and sailing. Parking is also available for free. The paved roads are also ideal for inline skating.

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