The Maschsee is an artificial lake in Hannover, Germany. The lake was built in the 1930s to relieve pressure on the local rivers and therefore reduce or end flooding in Hannover. The lake was built on a swamp, hence where it gets its name from. Since it was built it has become a popular spot for locals with the lake being used for recreational purposes. The lake has a beach at one end which is popular in the warmer months, it also has a trail around it making it popular with running and walking enthusiasts. The lake itself is used for water sports.
The lake covers a large area so if travelling by car, there are numerous parking opportunities at various parts of the lake. If you are using public transport, use the S-Bahn to ‘Linden/Fischerhof’ which is a 5-minute walk away from the lake.
Opening Times and Admission
The lake is fairly unrestricted, it is open to the public at all hours but it is best to visit from a safety perspective when it is daylight hours.