The BUGA in Erfurt, 2021
From April 23 to October 10, 2021, the Federal Horticultural Show will come to Erfurt and present itself on two unique exhibition sites - the Petersberg, steeped in history, and the most beautiful garden in Thuringia, the egapark.
In keeping with Erfurt's horticultural and garden show tradition, BUGA Erfurt 2021 will feature the epochs of garden history, typical Erfurt flower and vegetable displays, a varied program of events and exciting new paths through the restored and partly newly built complex
Day 1 Arrival to Weimar
Experience the classic city of Weimar. Discover the market square with its town hall, the Lucas-Cranach-Haus, Hofapotheke and Hotel Elephant as well as Weimar's most famous ginkgo tree or the Ilmpark with Goethe's garden house. Goethe's residence at the Frauenplan can also be visited. Also worth seeing is the Anna Amalia Library, which has been restored to its former beauty after a fire.
You will stay at the 4-star Ramada by Wyndha Weimar. The hotel is located at the gates of Weimar, surrounded by spacious green areas. By public transport, the city center is very easy to reach. The bus stop is located directly at the hotel. All rooms are equipped with bath or shower/WC, TV, telephone, minibar, desk and Wi-Fi. Dinner together in hotel
Day 2 Blooming life in the heart of Europe: BUGA 2021 in Erfurt
In the middle of Thuringia - in the Green Heart of Germany - many unique and distinctive things await you in Erfurt. The city impresses with its medieval city center. Experience Erfurt as a city of towers with its many fountains, churches and monuments worth seeing. The state capital's No. 1 landmark greets you from afar: the imposing ensemble of the cathedral and St. Severi. It not only signals the imminent arrival at the destination, but at the same time gives notice that a city with centuries of tradition welcomes the visitor. Afterwards, the Federal Garden Show 2021 welcomes you to an extensive visit. Stroll through the two exhibition areas in the egapark and the Petersberg on a total of more than 43 hectares with extraordinary gardens and highlights of art and music. Horticultural and architectural features await you in the original "home" of the horticultural show. After all, the very first international garden show was held in Erfurt back in 1865. Return journey - dinner together at the hotel
Day 3 Castles and garden dreams around Weimar
Goethe's garden at the star - branch BUGA
Johann Wolfgang Goethe received the estate, located on the Ilm River, as a gift from Duke Carl August of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach shortly after his arrival in Weimar in 1776. It was his permanent residence until he moved to the Frauenplan in 1782. He designed the garden himself according to his ideas and needs. Vegetable beds, flowerbeds, rose trellises, an orchard, meandering paths, steps and various resting places were laid out. At the end of the main path Goethe had "agathe tyche", the "stone of good luck", erected in 1777. The garden still bears witness to Goethe's simple, nature-loving way of life in his early Weimar years. The house and garden have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999 as part of the "Classical Weimar" ensemble. The princely crypt, built between 1823 and 1828 in the historic cemetery, is a unique mausoleum. It serves not only as the burial place of the House of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach. Since 1832, the coffins of the two greatest poets of Weimar Classicism, Goethe and Schiller, have also been in the crypt vault, where they can be viewed alongside those of the ducal family. South of Weimar, on a hill and in the middle of a spacious park with an orangery as well as a pleasure garden and maze, lies Belvedere Palace, the Baroque summer residence of the family of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach, which you can also visit.
Day 4 Journey home
Strengthened by breakfast and with many new impressions you start your journey home.