Volker Bouffier in the Hessentag nature park

On Wednesday (15th June) I was at the Maasgrund in Oberursel to join the press pack for Ministerpräsident Volker Bouffier’s tour of the nature park “Der Natur auf der Spur”.

Volker Bouffier visits the National Park Kellerwald-Edersee stand at the Hessentag in Oberursel

At the National Park Kellerwald-Edersee stand

Accompanied by his wife, Ursula, he first visited the National Park Kellerwald-Edersee’s stand, where he was interested in how the local population accepted the rules of the park.

Moving on to the forestry office for Königstein, he discussed the area that they covered and the topic of sustainability.

Volker Bouffier enters the tropical tent at the Hessentag in Oberursel

Entering the tropical tent...

It was in the tropical tent that the “Year of the Forest” and the collaboration with schools was explained to him, before leaving through a celtic Zangentor (inturned gateway) to see celtic jewellery being made.

Volker Bouffier in the Zangentuer at the Hessentag in Oberursel

... and leaving via the Zangentür (Inturned gateway)

Continuing through the kitchen demonstration area, he joined the staff there for a class of milk, before going back outside to share a glass of sparkling apple wine (Apfelsekt) with the Landfrauen, before returning to his car.

Volker Bouffier drinks a glass of milk at the Hessentag in Oberursel

Drinking a glass of milk...

Volker Bouffier drinks a glass of Apfelsekt at the Hessentag in Oberursel

...and a glass of Apfelsekt


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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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