HANNOVER, Germany – Holiday feelings in the city, a seaside atmosphere in the heart of the town. From 27 July to 14 August the holiday season is given an international stage around the shores of Hannover’s very own lake at the 31st Maschsee Lake Festival. For 19 days, visitors to the largest public open-air party in northern Germany can sail around the world on a culinary and artistic voyage.
The main attractions include delicious specialities offered by international caterers, free open-air concerts, exciting activities on the lake, diverse cabaret acts as well as a fun-packed programme for kids. From the 81-metre high mobile “Maschsee Skyline” observation tower – the highest in Europe – there is a great view over the lake and Hannover’s famous landmarks – we guarantee an entirely new perspective!
And Hannover has plenty perspectives to offer! Besides the famous Maschsee Lake Festival Hannover inspires with insider tips, urban flair, sightseeing and natural experiences. A beach club with a magnificent panorama over the rooftops of the Old Town, market squares with casual cafés, bars and legendary clubs, the Nana sculptures in the city centre, the polar bear in Yukon Bay at Hannover Adventure Zoo – these and many other fantastic, colourful sights invite young tourists in particular to pay a visit to the holiday region of Hannover. All tips can be found in the pocket guide ‘Hannover like nowhere else’.
Hannover’s hip districts: In the bustling centre of the state capital of Lower Saxony, people have always arranged to meet at the historic Kröpcke clock or “under the horse’s tail”, i.e. at the equestrian statue in front of the central railway station, as this is the perfect starting point for a shopping spree. In the pulsating, turbulent district of Linden, the streets are teeming with people who regard life as an art form. The large numbers of students who live in Nordstadt, right behind the university, guarantee a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere, whilst List, with its attractive old buildings, is home to chic boutiques and wine bars. And finally, Südstadt scores high with visitors thanks to its beautiful market squares and of course the Maschsee Lake, setting for the big open-air party.
This year, too, the Maschsee Lake Festival is ready to embark on a culinary journey around the world. Under the motto: “Ahoy 2016 Maschsee Lake Festival: Come on board for a voyage around the world!” the ports of call include the kitchens of the Far East, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Germany and the Caribbean. The chefs are looking forward to welcoming the passengers on board the Maschsee Lake Festival with typical national cuisine, exotic drinks and delicious cocktails.
But the focus isn’t just on food. It’s a musical voyage around the world, too. There are lots of concert highlights with performances by artists from every corner of the globe. Radio tropical, Son del Nene or Juliano Rossi are just some of the stars who will be creating a holiday feeling on the Maschsee Stage. For a taste of Ireland, go to the Temple Bar where bands such as The Keltics or The Irish Bastards are performing. On the “Löwenbastion” – or “Lion Bastion” – you can listen to the popular Lotto King Karl and local stars such as the band Terry Hoax as well as lots more great music. Country star Gunter Gabriel and top cover bands such as Mariuzz and Grönland will liven things up around the Maschseequelle.
“We are looking forward to a great 2016 Maschsee Lake Festival with lots of guests and visitors from Hannover and further afield. The relaxed holiday atmosphere, the culinary and musical voyage around the world as well as loads of other attractions on the shores of Maschsee Lake will make this festival a real highlight”, promised Hans Christian Nolte, Managing Director of Hannover Veranstaltungs GmbH (HVG) which is organizing the festival.