Whenever there is International Green Week (ger: Grüne Woche), the world of food, agriculture and horticulture gathers in Berlin and every time, there is something interesting to discover.
While Berlin offers a huge variety of international gastronomic specialties throughout the city, the International Green Week offers the opportunity to taste and buy everything at one place.
It’s 2014, welcome to a new year of exciting and interesting events and festivals in Berlin!
But let’s remember what happened last year, while movie premieres clearly dominated the year of 2013 and traditional events like the Green Week, St Patrick’s Day or the Oberbaum Bridge Water Fight were back in town, Berlin also had a good variety of new events, like the celebration of HOLI in Germany, President Barack Obama’s visit to Berlin, the European Kendo Championships or David Hasselhoff’s attempt to save the wall.
The year 2013 in Pictures.
The International Green Week 2013 (ger: Grüne Woche) in Berlin came to an end, again with over 1,600 exhibitors from 67 countries. Over 400.000 visitors had the opportunity, to take a journey and enjoy a culinary experience of five continents, with something to suit every taste. If it’s dried bison meat from Canada, a Bulgarian dessert made with rose jam or some Austrian vegetables and fruits filled with cheese. Culinary curiosity knows no boundaries.
During Green Week 2012, the whole Fair Ground is illuminated with green light. During last year’s Green Week (and also during ITB and IFA), only the Funkturm (Radio Tower) was illuminated, but it seems that this year they’ve added a little extra light.
The International Green Week (ger: Grüne Woche) is the world’s biggest exhibition for the food, agricultural, and horticultural industries. Established in 1926 it takes place for the 77th time in 2012. Countries from around the world presenting their culinary delights to over 400.000 visitors.
So it’s all about food, how to produce it, how to cook it, how to eat it. 26 hall complexes covering an area of 115,000 square metres. Approximately 100,000 items of food, luxury foods and beverages from all over the world, thousands of pets and over 30,000 plants in bloom are just some of the impressive statistics of this event.
Ever wanted to try a Crocodile Burger, a Kangaroo Steak or an Elk Schnaps? What about the famous English Toffee, German Käsespätzle or a Shark Soup? With a new scent around every corner, I had a lot of fun eating all the different things I’ve never tasted before.
These days, you can see a lot of advertisements which were inspired by popular things from the internet. In this case, the Messe Berlin used a famous pear called LOLWUT which is a combination of lol and wut, a corruption of what, popularised on the Internet by a picture called The Biting Pear of Salamanca, modified to include the phrase and posted to various message boards, used to express a combination of confusion, amusement and/or disbelief, usually in response to something bizarre or outrageous…
…to announce the upcoming Internationale Grüne Woche, or International Green Week short IGW.
The Grüne Woche is a one-of-a-kind international exhibition for the food, agricultural, and horticultural industries. Producers from all over the world use the IGW to test-market food and luxury items and establish a brand image. It will take place for the 75th time in early 2010.