Chinese Garden Berlin IGA

Berlin IGA 2017

This year, the Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf will be awash with colour as the Internationaler Gartenbau Ausstellung (International Horticultural Exhibition) is held in the city. From April 13th to October 15th, your Berlin city break will be filled with a whole range of events that will highlight the importance of green spaces in the future and showcase some fantastic garden displays of the present.

The exhibition will be focussed mainly on five different areas, with beautiful floral centrepieces taking over the Wuhletal Valley and Kienberg Park, among other places. One of the main highlights of the exhibition will be an expansion of ‘Gardens of the World’ – a horticultural showcase. The attraction currently features gardens from China, Japan, Italy and Bali but will be expanded in 2017 to include an English garden and other new additions.

As well as the flora on display and the green-fingered experts on hand to help you learn something new, IGA 2017 will host a number of music, dance, culinary and cultural events throughout the six month period. The celebration will also see the construction of Berlin’s first cable car since 1957. The 30 metre-high attraction will give visitors a bird’s eye view of some of the displays, as well as acting as a way of getting from one exhibit to another.

For more information or to book a Berlin city break that coincides with this event, contact our friendly team today.

Additional Information
Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1hr 30min
  • Schonefeld International Airport: 18km from the city centre; transfer time about 25 min
  • Tegel Airport: 8km for the city centre; transfer time about 17min
  • Nearest railway station: Berlin Hbf
  • Currency: Euro
Where to stay

Maritim Hotel Berlin

Centrally positioned, the hotel provides an ideal point of access from which to visit landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Sony Centre, and the historic Reichstag Building.

Hotel Features:

  • 505 stylish rooms and suites
  • Exclusive wellness area with swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, fitness centre, cosmetic services and massage treatments
  • 2 Restaurants und a bar
  • SKY Sportsbar
  • SKY Sport News and SKY Fox in all rooms
  • Event capacities for up to 5,500 people in 48 rooms
  • Free Internet via cable and wi-fi for overnight guests


proArte Hotel Berlin

Located on Friedrichstrasse, on one of Berlin’s main thoroughfares, staff at the Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin will welcome you with a smile as you arrive at this superiorly designed hotel.

Each room is well-appointed, featuring modern furnishings including a stylish and refined marble bathroom, and facilities such as free Wi-Fi.  

Hotel Features:

  • 403 modern rooms and suites
  • Extensive spa area with pool, sauna, steam bath, fitness room, cosmetic services and massage
  • 2 Restaurants and a bar
  • Event capacities for up to 2,200 people in 14 rooms
  • Free Internet via cable and wi-fi for overnight guests


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