Friday, May 24, 2024

Hannover's Maschsee

We've wandered through downtown Hannover, past the train station, the opera, and the Kropcke-Uhr meeting-place clock in the main square.  Passing by the New City Hall and the delightful Maschpark, we reach the Maschsee (Masch Lake), an artificial lake spanning 78 hectares (190 acres), a popular recreation and water sports area.  The Maschsee was created in a deep-lying floodplain of the Leine river and was built in a bowl-like structure raised higher than the river to avoid the mud of the swamp and is filled by a system ot water pumps, eliminating any potential mud problems from flood waters.

The initial funding for the construction of the lake was allocated in 1926, with work commencing in the early 1930s.

There are great sculptures at the closest corner of the lake to the New City Hall and the Maschpark.


We walk along the shore of the lake, enjoying the spring weather and the scenery.

Along the shore

Vendors are out selling crepes and other delights to consume.

Vendor along the shore

A few sailboats and other watercraft are out on the water, enjoying the breeze.

Small watercraft

Soon, we return to the Maschpark and leave the Maschsee, passing the New City Hall on our way to the old town.

Passing the sculptures (New Town Hall in the back)


New City Hall

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