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Recommended by 141 out of 156 hikers


  • Michael Hinz

    Best place for a view of the lake. Colorful drifting at the annual Maschseefest.

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    • June 16, 2018

  • Kalle & Danny

    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).
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    • March 13, 2017

  • Thomas Rhode

    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.

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    • October 27, 2017

  • Heiko

    Good place to rest and watch.

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    • June 25, 2018

  • Heiko

    Here are many sports activities possible.

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    • June 25, 2018

  • Thomas Grams

    The Maschseefest takes place in the beginning of August is cool event with live music and stalls to the physical well.Übernachten-Tischreservierung/Erlebnispaket-zum-Masch%C2%ADseefest-2017

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    • June 7, 2017

  • Turbo

    On this side of the Maschsee is limited by the - also created in the Third Reich - torchbearer on a pillar. On an attached Informationstagel it says inter alia: "The posted on a ball naked figure refers to the Hitler salute and the Olympic flame"

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    • December 12, 2018

  • JR56

    One of the most popular excursion destinations and recreational areas in the city: the Maschsee in the middle of the city attracts water sports enthusiasts just as it invites you to stroll, cycle or jog.Hannover relaxes on its maritime paradise: well known beyond the city limits and certainly one of the most popular destinations in Hanover is the approx. 0.8 square kilometer Maschsee.The artificial lake, which was built between 1934 and 1936 in the Leinemasch, attracts water sports enthusiasts just as it does on its approx. 6 kilometers long riverside paths for strolling, cycling or jogging

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    • December 9, 2019

  • Michael Hinz

    The very special highlight in the south of Hanover ... A dream!

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    • June 16, 2018

  • Michael

    The Maschsee is an artificially created lake, which was planned by the NSDAP in the thirties as a propaganda to reduce the number of unemployed. The first sod was made in 1934.
    From this time are still some art objects on the lake. The bronze sculpture of the Olympic torchbearer on a stone pillar and putto on the fish, both by Hermann Scheuernstuhl (1936). The human couple of Georg Kolbe (1936/37) and two lion sculptures on the so-called lion bastion by Arno Breker (1938) The inscription on the pillar of the torchbearer reads: "The will to build gave work-blessed hands the blessing of work - joy, health and henceforth the lake will be donated. 1934-1936. "
    The sculptures from the time of National Socialism led to discussions, whether it is about art or Nazi propaganda, as they reflect the human and social image of that time with special emphasis on strength and health. Since 2012, there are two information boards on the north bank of the Maschsee opposite the Sprengel Museum, which deal critically with the art at the Maschsee. [from Maschsee Wikipedia].Today, the lake is used as a welcome recreational area, a lap around the lake is about 6.5km long.

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    • October 17, 2019

  • Frank-Michael

    The recreation area in the city.

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    • November 10, 2019

  • Michael Hinz

    The best that Hannover has to offer outdoor moderately ...

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    • October 26, 2018

  • Holger

    A place of rest and relaxation.

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    • July 2, 2019

  • SaGoo

    The Maschsee is a nice place to relax.

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    • October 3, 2019

  • Michael Maria

    One lap is just under 6km. Then either a tea or the Sprengel Museum (or both 🥳).

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    • October 4, 2019

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Location: Lower Saxony, Germany


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