How do we want to live? How will we reconcile work, research, living and recreation in the future? How will nature and expansion coexist? Urbanisation with ecology? Is change the new green?
The Würzburg State Horticultural Show, which takes place from April 12 to October 7, 2018,invites its visitors to approach precisely these questions in a curious, playful, researching an indeed amazed way.
Just two kilometres away from Würzburg's City Centre, at eye-level with the historic Fortress Marienberg, interested visitors can not only experience rare plants and blossoming landscapes, but also get to know a location for new ideas - 95 hectares of opportunities and potential. In a high-lying area with a varied history, the new district of Hubland - featuring a large park, diverse types of housing, central facilities and a social infrastructure - is being constructed. This is a district that will strengthen the city of Würzburg as a centre of knowledge and work will make it an even more attractive place to live.
In additon to numerous themed gardens, trends around nature and the art of gardening, urban gardening and mobility , as well as attractive play and adventure areas, visitors to the Horticultural Show can also embark on a journey through time. The exhibition will lead through the multifaceted history of this area, which was once a potato field and the Galgenberg, the starting point of flight pioneers and finally a US forces base.
When seen in this light, Würzburgs Landesgartenschau 2018 will be much more than a classical horticultural show - it will be asking questions, showing possible forms of urban life and inviting people to participate in the shaping of the future. In the sign of the butterfly, which symbolises change, agility and inspiration like no other creature, a habitat is being created on the Würzburg plateau, which is a think-tank, a future laboratory and impulse-generator and will quite possibly soon set an example for the region, the country and far beyond these.
From April 2017, you can join a public guided tour in German through the construction site. The tours take place on the first Friday of each month at 2 pm (April - October: April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6)
Meeting point: Mall, Magdalene-Schoch-Straße, 97074 Würzburg
You can reach the area by public transport:
Bus Nr. 14 from Main Station (Bus Station), Bus Stop „Philosophisches Institut“
Bus Nr. 10 from Sanderring, Bus Stop „Hubland / Mensa“.
Philosophisches Institut, Am Galgenberg
Photo: Landesgartenschau Würzburg 2018 GmbH