Wuppertal (dpa / lnw) - Nothing stands in the way of Wuppertal's application for the Federal Horticultural Show in 2031. In a referendum, the opponents of the major event only got 48.2 percent and just missed the majority, according to information from the city of Wuppertal on Monday. The supporters accounted for 51.8 percent. Around 93,500 people cast their votes and thus a good third of those entitled to vote (35.6 percent).
The opponents of the Buga application had argued that the costs were too high and that trees would have to be felled to build a suspension bridge. Proponents see advantages for tourism, among other things.
In December 2021, the Wuppertal city council decided to make an effort to organize the garden show. With the referendum, the opponents wanted to overturn this decision. That didn't work. The fact that Wuppertal is now submitting its documents is a matter of form. A spokesman for the city administration said on Monday morning: "We will now apply for the Federal Garden Show 2031."