'Around the world in 80 gardens' is the theme for the International Garden Show on the Elbe island in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. From 26 April to 13 October 2013 visitors can embark on a journey through the cultures and climate zones of the world. The natural scenery that forms the centrepiece of the garden show is complemented by numerous sports and games, hands-on activities, art and food, making this an ideal day out for all the family. The 2013 International Garden Show also demonstrates how the fast-growing city of Hamburg is creating a park for its mobile, multicultural and health-conscious residents.
Hamburg also comes under the spotlight in 2013 as the host of the International Building Exhibition .