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These 5 German cities will be transformed into flower oases in 2023

Meadows in bloom, spectacular ideas for your own greenery, music, and events - in 2023, Germany will once again attract visitors with romantic and beautiful state garden shows. The legendary horticultural fairs are now taking place in these 5 cities.

February 15, 2023

Höxter, North Rhine-Westphalia

When: April 20 - October 15, 2023
Web: landesgartenschau-hoexter.de
Price: Day ticket €19.50 per adult

Not only is the poet Hoffmann von Fallersleben buried in Corvey Castle in the heart of the East Westphalian district town of Höxter, the gates to the State Garden Show will also open in the area around the World Heritage Site in 2023. The large grounds extend from the castle to the historic city ramparts, the city center with its half-timbered houses, and the newly designed promenade along the Weser River. 13 changing flower shows, quite a few concerts and events, adventure playgrounds, a 2-hectar lavender field and "NRW's longest bench" on the Weser quay are the highlights of the first horticultural fair in the community of 30,000 inhabitants.

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Fulda, Hesse

When: 27 April - 08 October 2023
Web: lgs-fulda-2023.com
Price: Day ticket €19 per adult

"Fulda connects" - this is the motto of the Hessian State Garden Show that will be held in the baroque city of Fulda in 2023. With the horticultural fair, the goal here is to present sustainable urban development, and also to create gentle transitions between the individual districts as well as the city and nature. In the four gardens SonnenGarten, KulturGarten, GenussGarten and WasserGarten, distributed throughout the city, an inspiring and brilliantly blooming paradise awaits visitors.

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Freyung, Bavaria

When: May 25 - October 03 2023
Web: lgs2023.com
Price: Day ticket €16 per adult

Enjoying the view - no other state garden show in Bavaria has ever been as high up as the one in Freyung. At an altitude of 655 meters, the small town of 7,000 inhabitants offers a magnificent view over the foothills of the Alps including chains of hills, fields and forests. No wonder that regional agriculture, along with scattered fruit and environmental protection and nature conservation, are important topics at the fair in Freyung. Various gardens with wonderfully colorful plantings, climbing playgrounds, and events round out the diverse offerings. 

Bad Gandersheim, Lower Saxony

When: April 14 - October 15, 2023
Web: laga-bad-gandersheim.com
Price: Day ticket €19 per adult

After the State Horticultural Show in Bad Gandersheim, Lower Saxony, could not take place as planned in 2022, the town of 10,500 inhabitants is now looking forward to the grand opening in April of 2023. The grounds cover around 30 hectar where visitors can admire the beauty from the world of horticulture. Changing flower shows, theme gardens, workshops, and sports activities will be just as much a part of the fair as the events are. Thanks to the close proximity to the Gandersheim Cathedral Festival, the focus is just as much on culture as it is on art, theater, and music. 

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Balingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg

When: 05 May to 24 September 2023
Web: balingen2023.com
Price: Day ticket €14 per adult

The town of Balingen in Baden-Württemberg, with a population of 35.000, has set a goal: The Garden Show 2023 should not only be a short-term project but also contribute permanently to the sustainable development of the area. That's why Balingen is focusing on green parks, adventurous playgrounds, and interesting plants that are here to stay. Along the way, regional themed areas are intended to create a sense of the local natural environment. Visitors may also be inspired by various, colorful gardens of different designs. 

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