Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler The planned Bundesgartenschau 2023 in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is cancelled. Financial and human resources are needed for reconstruction after the flood disaster.
The 2023 state horticultural show in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is cancelled. This was announced by the city on Tuesday. The decision to cancel was previously made by the supervisory board of the state horticultural show company. "The flood disaster has left unimaginable devastation throughout the Ahr Valley. The reconstruction of apartments, houses, businesses, roads, sports facilities, playgrounds and other public and private facilities is, of course, an absolute priority and will require all financial and human resources on site in the coming years," said Mayor and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Guido Orthen, explaining the decision.
The city announced that already purchased tickets will be refunded. The organisers will provide information on the exact procedure in the coming weeks.
The flood disaster caused massive damage in the entire Ahr valley, also the area of the national horticultural show was destroyed. Originally, the national horticultural show should have taken place in 2022 anyway, was however postponed due to delays with building measures to a year later. Now it is cancelled altogether.