Day 2: BUGA in Koblenz
We met Rachel at the railway station, had breakfast together and then made our way to the BUGA (National Garden Show 2011). It was spread over three separate areas of the town, the Electoral Palace, the Deutsches Eck and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. The return ticket allowed entrance to all three sections plus a trip across the Rhine on the cable car. Our first port of call was the Electoral Palace.
BUGA: Electoral Palace
The displays at the front of the Palace had three forms each with architectural elements. The main part was in the shape of a crown with four colour groupings: pale-yellow-white, golden yellow, light orange-bronze, and red-orange. The centre points of the crown had dark red and violet colours. To each side were half circular flower rainbows and just inside the palace gate a red and pink rose garden.
BUGA: The cable car and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
The cable car was built specifically to take visitors across the Rhine to the main part of the Garden Show. It was an interesting ride with fantastic views of Koblenz, especially the Deutsches Eck.
BUGA: Deutsches Eck
Part of the Garden Show was on the Deutsches Eck, which is usually a very popular public space. We received a stamp on our hands in order to be able to go in and out of the Garden Show areas.