【DE】Green Week 2023: Finally live again

The countdown is on. On the 20th January 2023, the Green Week attracts numerous guests to Berlin again after two years of corona break. Until the 29th In January, the Berlin exhibition center will become a meeting place for everyone interested in the topics of food, agriculture and horticulture. The audience can look forward to numerous highlights.


How can we eat more sustainably? Why is climate protection important? Can recycling be fun? At the International Green Week 2023, many topics from current social debates will be found. The topic of sustainability plays an important role. With the new theme world grünerleben, it gets a permanent place in Hall 27. The re-use supermarket shows how discarded pieces can breathe a second life into. Visitors will find upcycled furniture, accessories or second-hand clothing here. Under the motto “Reuse instead of throwing away”, interested parties can experience first-hand how much creativity and potential there is in used objects and how sustainability can be easily integrated into their own lives.


Sustainability is also the focus of the appearances of the federal ministries. In Hall 23a, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture focuses on the sustainable transformation of the agri-food industry. Visitors can do this under the motto “Agriculture makes the future. Sustainable!” on theme islands that range from sustainable animal husbandry to sustainable nutrition. The Federal Ministry for the Environment explains natural climate protection in Hall 27 and shows in many hands-on offers for young and old why the topic is important. Using the example of coffee and cocoa, the Federal Ministry of Development in Hall 10.2 presents what fair and sustainable production conditions can look like.


The federal states present themselves in halls 5.2a, 6.2a, 20, 21, 22 and 23. You have regional products and delicacies from the coast, from the city, the forest and the mountains in your luggage that visitors can get to know and taste. The international exhibitors from 65 countries promise a world tour at Green Week from A for Egypt and Algeria to V for Venezuela and Vietnam. Visitors not only experience regional specialties here, but also get an impression of the country and its people.


Food trends and street food from all over the world

Vegan foods are very trendy. Visitors can get to know some new creations in Hall 3.2 at the Federal Association of the German Food Industry. There are also algae bars, vegan milk alternatives from coconut and oats and much more to discover and taste. If you want to get to know street food from all over the world, Markthalle 1.2a is the right place for you. Here, food trucks present delicacies from all over the world. From Hungarian langos to Korean lucky fish, knuckle sandwiches, African street food or the hot dog wrap, which has been popular for several years, there is something for every taste. The market hall has a decisive advantage over a classic street food market – there is enough space here to sit down and enjoy.


In contact with cow and co.

Many visitors to the Animal Hall in Hall 25 and the Adventure World Pets in Hall 26c are particularly looking forward to many visitors to the Green Week. The animal hall shows itself for the first time this year with a completely new concept: The animals have more space and peace. Human guests can expect a modern hall designed according to sustainable principles and direct contact with cattle, horses, sheep and the like. For the first time at Green Week, the Spreelandalpacas are, which will take the hearts of visitors by storm with button eyes and fluffy fur.


A highlight is the HIPPOLOGICA riding tournament. Here from the 27th to the 29th January 2023 the best equestrian athletes from the region competed in show jumping and driving in nine competitions. The highlight of the tournament is the Hippologica Grand Prix on the last day of the fair. The Wildlife Wildlife presents pedigree cats and dogs, and other exotic housemates.


Agriculture up close on the farm

Exciting impressions of the field and the stable can be found at the ErlebnisBauernhof in Hall 3.2. Here, visitors can find out how our food is produced. Under the motto “Securing nutrition. Protecting nature” the Forum Modern Agriculture and its more than 30 partners show how agriculture succeeds in reconciling security of supply and environmental protection.

The AgrarScouts, these are also farmers who seek dialogue with the population, exchange ideas with visitors about agricultural topics and also offer school tours about the adventure farm.


Got on the fish

It goes from land to water at the Fisch-Informationszentrum e.V. in Hall 22a. On huge ice, visitors experience around 70 species of fish, crustaceans and molluscs. Experts from science and practice are on site on all days of the fair, give information and present the exhibits in the ice bed. In the fish kitchen, saithe, redfish and tilapia come into the pan and may be tried. The special show of the Fish Information Center e. V. is dedicated to “Blue Food”, foods from the water such as mussels, algae or swarm fish, which have a very good ecological footprint with a high nutrient density.


Wild about Nature: Flower hall against winter gray

Similar to the animal hall, the flower hall in hall 2.2 is also a traditional crowd puller of Green Week. Visitors can leave the dreary January weather behind and immerse themselves in a colorful flower world. This year, the flower hall is under the motto “Wild about nature” with thousands of trees, early bloomers and exotic cacti. Photo spots invite visitors to unusual snapshots so that everyone can take home a small memory of the flower hall.

Visitors can find an overview of all exhibitors here: International Green Week – Exhibitor directory (gruenewoche.de)


Note on the ticket shop:

This year, Green Week is relying entirely on online tickets for the first time. Tickets can be purchased at www.gruenewoche.de/ticketser. Helpdesks are available at the entrances to the fair. Here, our local staff will assist you in purchasing the online ticket.




The International Green Week comes back live and promises numerous highlights for visitors.   Photo: Messe Berlin



About the International Green Week

The International Green Week Berlin is one of the most traditional trade fairs in Germany and one of the best-known events in Germany. Founded in 1926 in Berlin in the Golden Twenties, it is unique as the leading international trade fair for food, agriculture and horticulture. Exhibitors from all over the world present an extensive range of products on ten days of events. In addition, the IGW provides a stage for current social issues such as climate protection, circular economy, resource conservation and sustainable land use. From 20th to 29th January 2023, the 87th Edition of the Green Week. The IGW is the starting point for the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA for short). The GFFA is the leading international conference on central future issues of the global agriculture and food industry. The highlight is the meeting of over 70 agricultural ministers.


About Messe Berlin

Berlin has been a trade fair location for 200 years, one of the most important in the world for many decades. As a state-owned trade fair company, Messe Berlin designs, markets and organizes hundreds of live events every year. The aim is to be an outstanding host to visitors at all events, to give the best possible business impulses and to ensure fair conditions for everyone. This self-image is reflected in the company motto: Messe Berlin – Hosting the World.

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