lake at Steinhude forms the centre of a national park with the same name founded
in 1975. The average depth of the water is only 1.35 metres. As a result of its
beautiful setting and the variety of water sports it has to offer, Steinhude attracts
visitors from Lower Saxony´s capital Hannover and the surrounding areas as well
as from far beyond.
1724 - 1777 Count Wilhelm of Schaumburg erected the Wilhelmstein fortress on an
artificial island in the middle of the lake which has become a popular tourist
attraction. On summer weekends several thousand boats sail along the lake.
to get from Hannover to Steinhuder Meer:
Train to Wunstorf, Bus 776 to Steinhude
By car: B6 to Neustadt, into
Neustadt and follow the signs to Steinhude.