Hannover Maschseefest

We were young and bored, so we visited Hannover for their Maschseefest. It all took place on the lake there. The water is surrounded by numerous tents and stalls. The best plan of attack, of course, was to check out as many stalls as we could and decide what we wanted to eat. A short stroll delivered us a free ice block from a friendly man giving them out to as many people as possible Ice blocks don’t seem so common here, Germans love Ice Cream, so maybe this freebie was to try to crack into the market. Ingrid had some kind of wild fruits flavour and I took the other one, which was mango – I’m not really a fan of mango. We shared our flavour experiences and they were pretty good.
The lake is so large that we only managed to walk half of it before we decided it was time to sit and have something to drink. Conveniently, the ‘Spanish’ section wasn’t very busy, they had a Latin Dance exhibition taking place on the stage, so we had somewhere to sit and something to watch. Not long after taking a seat, a waitress came and asked us what we’d like to drink. Everything was coming together!
We talked and sipped our drinks and looked out over the water, across the shiny faces of the people rowing or peddling their boats. The weather really co-operated today with some blue sky appearing between the clouds, allowing the sun to warm the earth to a fairly comfortable low-twenty degrees something…
That was exhausting. We needed food!
Ingrid wanted a wood roasted Salmon wrap, I know it sounds special, but you can normally get the sandwich version at most of these fests. She will tell you that it is special. In fact they are so special that the first place that sold it was forced to explain to the quite large queue, they’d have to wait around 20 minutes for the fish to cook because the last batch has been eaten. What they do is the hang up to 6 large pieces of salmon on pieces of wood. The then hang all of this over the coals of a fire. I think you get a smokey, fire flavour through the fish, but I don’t eat things from the sea, so I cannot tell you.
Anyway… we didn’t have to wait 20 minutes. We knew there was another place to get the same thing. So we walked there. YOU SEE KIDS! ALWAYS WALK BEFORE DECIDING WHAT TO EAT!
For some reason I wanted to eat a 50cm Bratwurst on bread. In that area there wasn’t one… don’t know where it went. I settled instead for a very tasty sounding Lamb Sausage (Lammwurst) with roasted vegetables. The actual product was a bit of a let down.
Somehow, all of that took something like 4-5 hours to do and it would be late in the night when we arrived home. Traffic is always pretty nice when it’s late, nothing to report.

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2 thoughts on “Hannover Maschseefest

  1. I like how you knew what you wanted as though craving it from some long distant dream.
    Have you had such a thing before?
    Sorry, ingrid’s choice sounded very nice

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