Since 1937, the expansion of Hanover as a Nazi Gau capital has been promoted. The Maschsee played a special role. Three forums around the North Shore were planned: a "Forum of the State" on the Rudolf von Bennigsen Ufer, the "Forum der Stadt" with the New Town Hall in the center and the monumental "Forum der Partei" on the west bank with a far peninsula protruding into the lake. Only the foundation of a public grandstand for the parade ground emerged. In it was the local command post of the Nazi Gauleiter. Further implementation should begin after the so-called "final victory". The ruins of the foundation have been used after 1945 to build the Niedersachsenstadion (now AWD Arena).
March 13, 2017
On the northern shore of the Maschsee you can enjoy a very nice and comfortable with a direct view of the lake. In the middle of the lake on the eastern shore, Pier 51 is also beautifully situated. On the west bank it runs more pleasant, since there is no traffic.
October 27, 2017
The Maschseefest takes place in the beginning of August is cool event with live music and stalls to the physical well.
June 7, 2017
One of the most popular excursion destinations and local recreation areas in the city: The Maschsee in the middle of the city attracts water sports enthusiasts as well as it invites to stroll, cycle or jog.
Hanover relaxes in its maritime paradise: known far beyond the city limits and certainly one of the most popular excursion destinations in Hanover is the approximately 0.8 square kilometer Maschsee.
The artificial lake created between 1934 and 1936 in the Leinemasch attracts water sports enthusiasts just as much as it invites you to stroll, cycle or jog on its 6 km long bank paths.
December 9, 2019
The Maschsee is an artificially created lake, which was planned by the NSDAP in the 1930s as propaganda to reduce the unemployment figures. The groundbreaking ceremony took place in 1934.
There are still some art objects from this time on the lake. The bronze sculpture of the Olympic torchbearer on a stone column and putto on the fish, both by Hermann Scheuertstuhl (1936). The human couple by Georg Kolbe (1936/37) and two lion sculptures at the so-called lion bastion by Arno Breker (1938) The inscription on the pillar of the torchbearer reads: “Willingness to build gave work-happy hands the blessing of work - joy, health and from now on the lake will also give strength. 1934–1936. "
The sculptures from the time of National Socialism led to discussions as to whether it was about art or National Socialist propaganda, as they reflect the image of people and society from that time with a special emphasis on strength and health. Since 2012 there have been two information boards on the north bank of the Maschsee opposite the Sprengel Museum that deal critically with the art of the Maschsee. [from Maschsee Wikipedia].
Today the lake is used as a welcome recreational area, a circuit around the lake is around 6.5 km long.
October 17, 2019
In 2009 and 2012 it was the last time that the Maschsee was frozen over and allowed to enter. Playing ice hockey, ice skating, ice disco, mulled wine stands, strolling all over the place. On February 13th, 2021, the Maschsee frozen over again - a gift in the corona years. A release is not expected. The north bank is fenced and the police are present. It should thaw in the coming week, then the last hopes for dances on the ice for this year will disappear.
February 13, 2021
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