The "new" Rathaus is a large structure, built between 1901 and 1913. An inclined elevator -- the only one in Europe other than the elevator at the Eiffel Tower -- takes visitors up to the 10m (33-ft.) dome. The building is attractive because of its location in the Maschpark, by a small lake. It's just a short distance from the extensive artificial Maschsee, frequented by Hannoverians for its beach, boats, and restaurants.