Neckarblühen – the Garden Show in Horb am Neckar

Horb am Neckar is a town in southern Germany, which lies – as the name suggest – on the Neckar river, just south of Stuttgart and on the edge of the Black Forest.

This summer the town is playing host to a garden show, aptly called the “Neckarblühen”“Blühen” means to blossom, and the river bank as well as several private gardens in the town are open to the public for the event.

Aerial view of part of the Neckarblühen Garden Show in Horb am Neckar 2011

Aerial view of part of the Neckarblühen Garden Show in Horb am Neckar

Most of the events and things to see are located along the river bank itself.  This has not only been planted, decorated, or improved specially for the occasion, but in many places it has been re-built completely to give it a more natural feel and remove some of the constraints on the river that were installed in the past.  At the same time, a new water-powered generating station has been added, which contrasts nicely with the water wheel exhibit at the other end of the grounds. [Read more…]

Science on a ship – the MS Wissenschaft on tour

The MS Wissenschaft is a container ship that has been converted into a floating exhibition.  Each year the ship tours the main rivers of Germany, stopping at towns along the route, and this weekend it was Frankfurt’s turn to play host to the 2011 exhibition called “Neue Wege in der Medizin” (new paths in medicine) during the Main leg of the tour.

The MS Wissenschaft moored in Frankfurt am Main

The MS Wissenschaft moored in Frankfurt am Main

The exhibition, which is aimed at both children aged 12 and over, and at adults is split into different sections which first explain how the body works before looking at new ideas both in traditional medicine but also in what might be called “personal lifestyle”. [Read more…]

Open Day at Imkerei Ullmann

Imkerei Ullmann, a local bee-keeping family, is holding an open day on Sunday, 25th July.

Starting at 10am, visitors can expect tours around the apiary to get an inside view of the life of the bees and how the honey is made.  At the end of the tour there will be a chance to try different types of honey.

There is also a barbecue planned and pony and trap rides for children.

The apiary is located in Erlensee, just east of Hanau and on Sundays is best reached by car.

More information can be found on the Imkerei Website.

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