Steinhude smoked eel, prepared locally according to an old secret recipe, is famous far beyond the borders of the region. Steinhuder Meer is not only the local recreation area for the people of Hannover, but also attracts many day trippers to the region who appreciate the extensive Nature Reserve and the outstanding opportunities for water sports. Many other opportunities for activities and numerous destinations for outings, e.g. the open-air Dinosaur Museum in Münchehagen, leave no time to be bored.
Lake Steinhude is quickly reached from Hannover. If you want to extend your stay in Hannover with a short break, there are various small hotels, guesthouses, holiday apartments and farm holidays in the surrounding localities of Steinhude, Hagenburg and Mardorf.