by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
The Gartenschau Kaiserslautern will sponsor a medieval festival Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature a medieval market; a camp with knights, jugglers and minstrel singers; games; and food vendors.
Visitors also can enjoy a variety of spring flowers, exhibitions, activities, entertainment and dinosaurs.
“This year, our motto is ‘Contrasts,’” said Christine Schweigert from the Gartenschau management. “We try to show off opposites such as big and small, round and angled, warm and cold, and light and dark.”
The Gartenschau presents various gardens: Biblical garden, cactus garden, rose garden, rhododendron garden and dancing garden.
The willow church on Kaiserberg hill will offer worship services on weekends. Also on Kaiserberg hill is a new area to relax with a barefoot path consisting of 10 stations.
“Throughout the area, signs are put up, also in English, to give plenty of background information,” Schweigert said. “We don’t want our American visitors to feel left out.”
Children can enjoy playgrounds with sliding tower and pirates ship, a skate rink, soccer field, beach volleyball field and miniature golf in Neumühlepark.
Throughout the season, special events are scheduled to take place such as a French garden party July 18, a summer night fest July 27, the pumpkin festival Sept. 1 to
Oct. 31 and a fall market Sept. 8.
Daily admission times are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and during German school breaks.
Daily tickets cost €7 for adults and €3 for children. The family ticket is €17.
The evening tickets after 5 p.m. are half-price.
For more information, visit www.gartenschau-kl.de or call 0631-71007-00.