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Lake in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, that was created by gravel mining. Good place for spotting waterfowl.
The Hohnsensee is located in Hildesheim; south of Neustadt between the street Hohnsen, the Innerste, the outdoor pool Johanniswiese and the washland of the Innerste. It was created by gravel mining from 1966 to 1974 and is named after the abandoned village Hohnsen. The northern part of the Hohnsensee is part of the open-air swimming pool Johanniswiese, and includes a 150 m long sand beach.
Among the birds that can be seen are Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Greylag Goose, Great Cormorant and Barn Swallow.
Easy accessable by foot and bicycle. Parking for cars nearby. Click on a P in the map to get directions. The circular route indicated on the map is about 2,5 km.