The Hase river is a small forest and grassland river. Its source can be found in Teutoburger Wald (Teutoburg Forest) to the south of Osnabruck. Its mouth flows into the Ems river 193 km away at Meppen.
The Hase river is perfect for beginners and family fun on the water. It traverses a park-like landscape and is the only one of the rivers in Germany where canoers can find a bifurcation: a geographical phenomenon where a river forks off and the arms flow into several different river systems. Boat slides and rock ramps often make it easier to cross the few weirs along the way. Canoeists can paddle along the entire river from Osnabrück. The many camping sites dotted along the route are geared towards your canoe trip. Enjoy incredible canoe adventures along a number of tributaries and oxbow lakes.
Tourists can also take in a special highlight - even from the river: the “Kunst am Fluss” (Art on the River) open-air gallery. Canoers will encounter extraordinary works of art at seven locations along the Hase river here.