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International Green Week - Blog

Our blog provides you with news from the industry, interesting interviews on current topics, as well as trends and things to know about the IGW and our exhibitors.

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2023/01/27

HIPPOLOGICA inspires trade fair audience

In front of full grandstands, equestrian athletes showed their skills at the Green Week horse show. The HIPPOLOGICA continues until Sunday.

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2023/01/27

Cow candy meets potato ice cream

Latvian food producers are creative. They combine traditional ingredients with new food trends.

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2023/01/27

What there is to discover in Azerbaijan

In Hall 7, the Near Eastern country presents freshly cooked delicacies, products from the pomegranate and lots of surprising things.

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2023/01/27

Dried lemons from Central Asia

Tajikistan has healthy snacks for in-between in Hall 8.2: from dried melon with nuts to fruit bars with mulberries.

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2023/01/27

Where the honey flows

For nine generations, the Perger family business from Slovenia has been producing sweets. It is at the International Green Week for the first time.

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2023/01/27

Supermarket on rails

REWE focuses on regional goods and presents them in its own train on the open-air site of the International Green Week. In the future, a REWE bus will deliver to people in rural regions.

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2023/01/26

Gaumarjos! Salt from Svanetia and wine from amphorae

Georgian cuisine is still little known in Germany. High time to change that. The country on the Caucasus has many culinary specialties to offer.

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2023/01/26

Trees for Schmöckwitz

Commitment to the German forestry industry's participatory campaign is greater than ever. Every day from 9.30 a.m., visitors can help with their muscle power in the reforestation efforts.

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2023/01/26

Vacation feelings from Croatia

The Croatian stand evokes vacation memories for fans of the Balkan country. Schnapps, fruit and sweets are all on offer.

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2023/01/26

A short trip to Bulgaria

Rosehip, rose and wine, plus almonds, feta cheese, and salami, and then facial oil and oral care. Who was at the stand of Bulgaria, is well equipped.

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2023/01/26

How green sauce became gin

Regional and organic are the products that Hesse is showing in Hall 22a. Eleven varieties of apple wine are among them, but also local quinoa chocolate chips and Mandarina liqueur.

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2023/01/26

Freeze-dried palate orgasms from the Alps

In the Austria Hall, trade fair visitors can benefit from the flexibility of a Carinthian family business and experience a particularly passionate salesman in action.

the winners of Startup Days 2023.

2023/01/25

Fresh ideas for the food market and the agricultural industry

At the Startup Days, young companies presented ideas that could revolutionise the agricultural and food industry. Finance Minister Christian Lindner paid tribute to them.

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2023/01/25

Without frippery from Bremen

At the joint stand of Bremen and Bremerhaven, there are sustainable cosmetics with funny names, made with brains and heart in the soap manufactory Martha's Corner.

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2023/01/25

Learning from Ireland

Under the motto Land.Kann.Klima., the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture invited participants to the 16th Future Forum on Rural Development in the City Cube. The partner country.

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2023/01/25

A Whole New Doing in Wine

Rhineland-Palatinate is Germany's number one wine state. At the WeinWerk in Hall 22a, seven wineries invite visitors to taste their wines. We introduce three of them.

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2023/01/25

Why has food become so expensive?

The largest press conference of the International Green Week celebrated a record number of participants.

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2023/01/25

Syrup, schnapps and chocolate

At the Czech booth in Hall 11.2, traditional companies will be exhibiting together with young founders.

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2023/01/24

Super fruits from Sri Lanka

The island in the Indian Ocean can do more than cinnamon and tea. Its fruits keep you healthy and even serve as a basis for meat substitutes.

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2023/01/24

One little ship more beautiful than the other

In Hall 8.2, Norway is promoting itself with fine appetizers, fresh cider and traditional products in a new look.

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2023/01/24

Lucky fish between hotdog wraps and crocodile goulash.

The Streetfood Market in Hall 1.2a invites you to feast, experiment and relax. With their lucky fish, the Eichmann family is almost part of the inventory.

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2023/01/24

Together for the forest of the future

In Hall 27, the German forestry industry has set up half a dozen hands-on stations. Not only children learn a lot about wood and climate change here.

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2023/01/24

Forest bathing in the hustle and bustle of the trade fair

The booth of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment teaches young and old about ecological habitats and explains their benefits for the climate.

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2023/01/24

Ice cream connects continents

A Finnish-Argentine love story forms the basis for the ice cream company Caminito Oy, which is making its debut at this year's International Green Week.

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2023/01/23

Every can helps

The aid organisation Tafel Deutschland e.V. advertises for food donations at the Green Week. The need is greater than ever.

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2023/01/23

Get to the potatoes

Lower Saxony's rural youth show what you can do with the tubers. And sweet potatoes are now also growing in Südheide.

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2023/01/23

Brandenburg unites startups and traditional brands

Two startups with synergy potential present themselves in the Brandenburg Hall. Minister President Dietmar Woidke opens Brandenburg Day with words of thanks.

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2023/01/23

It's getting spicy!

If you like spicy food, you're in the right place at the International Green Week. The brave will find what they are looking for at both African and German stands.

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2023/01/23

Tulips, animal welfare and the environmentally friendly cultivation of tomatoes.

Cheese is still the most important product at the Netherlands' stand. But there is also a lot to learn in Hall 18 - especially about organic farming under glass.

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2023/01/23

Spicy Saxony

Saxon exhibitors will be bringing home-grown garlic and pasta sauces made from regional ingredients to the International Green Week in Berlin. Tasting is expressly encouraged in Hall 21.

Hanf-Farm

2023/01/22

Between algae bread and Harz barbecue

Saxony-Anhalt celebrates hearty food - and food of the future - at the Green Week.

Product queens and kings at International Green Week.

2023/01/22

Acceptance and diversity at the noble parade

Among the 144 product queens and kings promoting their agricultural products and regions, there are quite a few exciting personalities.

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2023/01/22

Gruezi Berlin

Switzerland combines innovation with tradition at its trade fair appearance. The delicious cheese kebab and a raclette robot are among the highlights here.

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2023/01/22

Spicy food and fresh fruit

Guests at the Green Week in Hall 18 will be whisked away to Thailand with cooking shows and massages.

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2023/01/22

Peat-free gardening and a farm for the neighborhood

"organic for the climate" was the motto at the "Meet & Eat" event of the German Federal Organic Farming Program. One topic: solidarity farming.

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2023/01/22

When Rhenish cheerfulness meets serious messages

In North Rhine-Westphalia Hall 5.2, visitors of all ages can shake hands with a friendly oak tree, marvel at the forest, and enjoy regional products and an entertaining stage program.

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2023/01/21

Colorful Berlin at the Green Week

With international specialties and regional classics, the German capital provides insights into its diverse food scene in Hall 22a.

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2023/01/21

Little Homes e.V. gives homeless people a roof over their heads

In Hall 27, in the Re-Use Superstore, visitors can help build a house themselves help build a house.

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2023/01/21

Versatile Thuringia

In Hall 20, guests at the International Green Week can expect the best food from Thuringia and much more.

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2023/01/21

Best from the Coast

The trade fair presentation of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern invites visitors on a culinary journey to Germany's north.

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2023/01/21

Temptations from the "Star Mountains

Exhibitors from Portugal find their products so delicious that they have taken protective measures to avoid eating them all before fairgoers can taste them.

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2023/01/21

A snake made of henna

Sesame cookies with coffee, tasting rose petal tea, testing chili paste, exploring argan oil - Morocco invites you to try things out at length in Hall 18.

To participate and meet people, that's what the BMEL stands for.

2023/01/21

Guest article: Shaping the rural regions in view of the climate crisis

At the BMEL Rural Campus in Hall 27, everything revolves around rural development in the face of the climate crisis.

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2023/01/20

Skål! Swedish snacks with a difference

In Hall 8.2, Sweden presents itself with experimental drinks, a moose burger cooperative and finely composed chutneys.

Charity exhibition by ukrainian photographers.

2023/01/20

Relief action for Ukraine

In a charity exhibition in Hall 18, young Ukrainian photographers show impressive images from their country.

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2023/01/20

Cream cheese with violets and in the evening fantasy is required

Organic agriculture with all senses: At the BÖL stand, top organic chefs cook for the public five times a day.

Wissenshof at IGW

2023/01/20

DNA at the breakfast table

At the i.m.a. knowledge farm, complicated technical terms are transformed into easy-to-understand experiments. Here, young and old can learn and experience agriculture in a playful way.

A woman with latvian baking goods.

2023/01/20

How Lithuania tastes

Lithuania is presenting itself at the International Green Week 2023 with handmade products from its own production. Guests can sample traditional pastries and fruit products.

Traditional outfits in the Bayernhalle.

2023/01/20

When the Bavarians celebrate

In the Bavaria Hall, tradition and joie de vivre meet conscious nutrition and scattered fruit. At the opening of the Bavaria Hall (22b), Minister of State Michaela Kaniber praises the diversity.

Mayor Franziska Giffey at the opening ceremony of International Green Week.

2023/01/20

Official opening ceremony of the International Green Week

On the evening of 19 January 2023 International Green Week was officially opened. Politicians and representatives of associations underlined their support for Ukraine.

Cem Özdemir stands with a man in front of a counter with organic products and speaks into a microphone.

2023/01/20

International Green Week 2023 is open

Finally, the gates are open again at the world's largest trade fair for food, agriculture and horticulture.

The Netherlands at the Green Week

2023/01/19

Guest article: Delicious, sustainable and from next door - The Netherlands

After two years of "Corona abstinence", finally a Green Week again and the Netherlands are back in full force. It's not for nothing that we are the oldest participant with 68 years of presence.

Countless colorful plants in the flower hall, in between visitors admiring the plants.

2023/01/19

The Garden Tour at the Green Week

In the middle of the gray winter, the Green Week brings color to the world - flower and garden lovers get their money's worth at the International Green Week, as the garden tour reveals.

Two men, a woman and a child are looking at corn and rapeseed plants at a stand.

2023/01/19

The Green Up Your Life Tour at the Green Week

Sustainability in focus: On the Green Up Your Life tour, visitors learn about regional food, urban gardening, recycling and other inspiration for a more sustainable lifestyle.

Woman holding burger, close-up burger

2023/01/18

The Food Trend Tour at the Green Week

The smell of freshly roasted coffee, the taste of piquant spices and the view of colorful fruits and vegetables: The International Green Week is an experience for all senses.

The map of Germany in a cutaway, being digitally explored by a man wearing virtual reality glasses.

2023/01/17

The Germany Tour at the Green Week

From the coast to the Alps: Twelve German states will be presenting local specialties at the International Green Week and show what they have to offer - not just in terms of cuisine.

Children stand around a table, watching a device for peeling apples.

2023/01/16

The family tour at the Green Week

Get to know, try out, join in - the Green Week offers families in particular an abundance of adventure activities revolving around nature, agriculture and animals.

The finalists of the Startup Days 2020. In the foreground the winners.

2023/01/16

Ten innovative finalists at Green Week 2023 Startup Days

More than 30 innovative startups from all over Germany have applied for the Startup Days of the International Green Week. The ten best will present themselves to a jury of experts on January 24-25.

Tobias Honvehlmann, Agrarscout, man in front of green wooden wall

2023/01/13

How does modern agriculture work, Tobias Honvehlmann?

Farmer in his mid-20s, bachelor's and master's degrees already done - Tobias Honvehlmann from North Rhine-Westphalia runs a dairy farm with his family and is on fire for his job.

Hall 25 under construction, the new visitor center made of wooden modules, colored wall design with the lettering Animal Hall

2023/01/12

A look behind the scenes of the new animal hall

Year after year, it is one of the visitor magnets at the International Green Week - the Animal Hall in Hall 25. For Green Week 2023, it will surprise visitors with a new design.

Close-up of a cocoa bean.

2023/01/11

Bitter bean - sweet pleasure?

Germans eat 91 bars of chocolate per capita per year. But where does the cocoa come from? What do deforestation and (in)fair prices have to do with it?

The image shows two lunch boxes and a cup. All three are filled with food such as rice and salad.

2023/01/10

FairCup makes a sustainable lifestyle easier

Since 2023, the law to use reusable dishes for take-away food is enforced in Germany. Thus, a company from Göttingen presents the first packaging for the deposit machine at the Green Week.

A graphic with large islands of flowers, printed partitions kept in green, parrot figures hanging from the ceiling.

2023/01/03

A sea of flowers in January - how is the Green Week Flower Hall created?

For years, it has been one of the highlights of the Green Week: the Flower Hall. But to ensure that everything is in bloom at the start of the fair, preparation at Landgard begins six months ahead.

Dr. Matthias Keller, from the Fisch-Informationszentrum e.V. from Hamburg

2022/12/23

Fish and seafood - blue food from the water - at the International Green Week

How often does fish end up on the average German's plate? Too little, says the Fish Information Center and encourages us all to eat more fish.

Christoph Minhoff, CEO of the Federation of German Food and Drink Industries

2022/12/21

"Three questions to" Christoph Minhoff

In the IGW blog, Christoph Minhoff, CEO of the Federation of German Food and Drink Industries, reviews the past year, previews the food trends on display at Green Week

Joachim Rukwied, President of the German Farmers' Union

2022/12/20

"Three questions for" Joachim Rukwied

In an interview with IGW editors, Joachim Rukwied, President of the German Farmers' Union, ventures an outlook on the coming year.

Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke stands in the Möllmer Seewiesen meadows near Oranienburg (Brandenburg)

2022/12/19

Natural climate protection or also "just saving the world for a moment"?

Natural climate protection is one of the BMUV's central topics. Is there a difference between "Natural Climate Protection" and climate protection in general?

A woman is holding two pickles.

2022/12/14

The taste of Germany - East Edition

In addition to start-ups, innovations and sustainable tourism, the eastern German states also offer many delicacies. From the Spreewald gherkin to the superfood hemp, there is much to discover.

A woman holds a plate with meat and dumplings, behind her you can see flowers.

2022/12/07

The taste of Germany - Southwest Edition

Bavarian beer, Hessian Äppelwoi and Rhenish Riesling - the exhibitors from the south of Germany will not only be inviting visitors to toast at the International Green Week 2023.

Fresh fish is not the only thing waiting for you in the exhibition halls of Bremen, Bremerhaven, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania a

2022/12/01

The taste of Germany - North Edition

From Bremen's Kajenmarkt to Lower Saxony's potato barn, from fish to gin to game meat - at the International Green Week 2023, the North will show what tastes good in the regions.

At the Re-Use Superstore at the Green Week, the trend becomes an experience

2022/10/27

Reuse: Here's what's behind the trend

At the Re-Use Superstore at the Green Week, the trend becomes an experience

Thomas Kirsch, Managing Director of the Federal Association of Retail Gardeners (BVE) in the Central Horticultural Association (

2022/10/10

Climate protection: How to design a climate-friendly garden

Thomas Kirsch, Managing Director of the Federal Association of Retail Gardeners (BVE) in the Central Horticultural Association (ZVG), gives tips for climate-friendly garden design in an interview.

Interview with Georg Schirmbeck, President of the German Forestry Council

2022/09/19

Colorful forests against climate change

Interview with Georg Schirmbeck, President of the German Forestry Council

International Green Week 2023 in the starting blocks

2022/09/15

Three times "all new" at the International Green Week

International Green Week 2023 in the starting blocks

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2022/04/25

Green Up Your Life: New theme world focuses on sustainability

At the International Green Week, Messe Berlin will present its new theme world, entitled ’Green Up Your Life‘. The new segment will build on the current concept for the in-person event.

IGW Spotlights

2022/01/21

IGW Spotlights: Transformation of agriculture and food industry only succeeds together

Federal Minister of Agriculture Cem Özdemir in a talk with Dr. Christian von Boetticher (BDE), Joachim Rukwied (German Farmers' Association) and Martin Ecknig (Messe Berlin).