The Garden Festival experience:
with highlights ranging from the 'American Weekend' to a variety of flower shows - in Tirschenreuth/Upper Palatinate from May 29 to August 25, 2013
"My inspiration – my recreation – my adventure"! With this slogan the "Nature in Tirschenreuth 2013" Garden Festival is going to open its gates on May 29. Visitors can look forward to a range of attractions, including a series of flower shows, themed gardens, concerts, children's play areas and a stressed-ribbon bridge which is unique in Europe. Also the complex of ponds around the historic "Fischhof" has been restored. In line with this unique backdrop more than 500 events will make sure that visitors will be spoilt for choice – right up to August 25, 2013.
One thing is for sure: as a unique and inspiring show the Garden Festival will delight all gardening enthusiasts, nature lovers and architecture fans. And even after this major three-month long event comes to an end, many of its attractions will remain open to the public.
Admission and opening hours
Tickets are already available at many ticket agencies such as the Tirschenreuth Tourist Office. Admission is 10 EUR for a one-day adult ticket and 23 EUR for a family, with reduced rates available for children, young people and those receiving benefits. Admission covers all the events offered by the Garden Festival. Tickets are issued to individuals and cannot be transferred.
The Garden Festival is open daily. Ticket offices will be open from 9:00am to 6:00pm – later in the case of evening events. Season ticket holders are admitted up to 7pm. The site of the Garden Festival can be accessed until sunset.
Events and attractions
The 20-acre site of the Garden Festival is only a few minutes of walking from the old town of Tirschenreuth. The newly-built stressed-ribbon bridge, an architectural highlight which is one of its kind within Europe, provides a direct connection between the town center and the historic "Fischhof" area.
With its colourful mass of blossom, spectacular flower shows and interaction with the element of water the Garden Festival is dedicated to the nature experience. Several spots for climbing and playing hide and seek, a nature trail, an outdoor school, as well as a skating rink and a huge carp on the "Fischers Fritz" playground make sure that also children and young people can enjoy themselves at the Garden Festival.
Further attractions for the whole family are events such as the Bavarian Folk- and Brass Music Days on 30 May or 17 Augsut, the AOK Cookery Shows, the Upper Palatinate Music School Day, the Grand Summer Festival, the Rock Night and the Blue Light Day organised by the Red Cross, the Fire Brigade and the THW technical support service. After 89 eventful days the Garden Festival will then be saying goodbye to its visitors with a spectacular firework on August 25.