In 2018, the German city of Leverkusen decided to refurnish the pedestrian zone in the Opladen district. As early as 2017, benches from various suppliers had been installed for test purposes. Finally the district council agreed on Wetz benches made of Bamboo X-treme®beams in combination with steel elements due to their high robustness and durability. The district representatives not only appreciate the practical advantages of bamboo, but also its elegant appearance. At the same time, the city of Leverkusen is pleased to have chosen an innovative product and thus to be ahead of other municipalities.