Feuerwerk Internationaler Feuerwerkswettbewerb Herrenhausen, © HMTG/ Hassan Mahramzadeh
© HMTG/ Hassan Mahramzadeh

May to September 2020: Hannover Fireworks: an Explosive Competition

This event is a ‘high light’ in the truest sense of the expression - the place where the best pyrotechnists from all over the world come together to compete. The combination of music, drama and fireworks simply gets under your skin. One frisson of pleasure follows another, and you find yourself wishing that the 25-minute performance would never end.

It is hardly possible to imagine a more marvellous backdrop than Hannover’s Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen for these breathtaking displays against the night sky. The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, recipients of the European Garden Award in 2015, have been an impressive horticultural highlight for more than 300 years, delighting tourists from all over the world.

Hours before darkness descends on the Baroque gardens, the supporting programme of live music, walking acts and dramatic art whets spectators’ appetite for the main event. In a nutshell: a true feast for all the senses.


Please note:

On Wednesday, the 11th of March 2020, the authorities of Lower Saxony announced that all upcoming events in locations that hold more than 1,000 visitors are hereby cancelled until further notice. This was declared by the minister of health and human services, Ms Carola Reimann, at a press conference in Hannover. Additionally, risk assessments for all events expecting less than 1,000 visitors will be conducted. These precautions have been taken in order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. The decision to cancel large events is based on recommendations made by the federal minister of health Mr Jens Spahn (CDU). According to the public health department, the regulation also includes theatre plays as well as assemblies and meetings in restaurants.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions about coronavirus on the website of the Robert Koch institute here as well as on the official website of Lower Saxony here. Please note that this information is provided in German only.



    • Australia - 23 May 2020

      On 23 May 2020 the international Firework Competition starts at the Herrenhausen Gardens with Team Australia - Skylighter Fireworx.

    • Asia - 6 June 2020

      On 6 June 2020 the International Firework Competition takes place at the Herrenhausen Gardens with Team Asia - Vulcan Display Fireworks.

    • Europa - 22 August 2020

      On 22 August 2020 the International Firework Competition takes place at the Herrenhausen Gardens with Team Europa - Pirotecnia Europlá.

    • Africa - 5 September 2020

      On 5 september 2020 the International Firework Competition takes place at the Herrenhausen Gardens with team Africa - Fireworks for Africa.

    • America - 19 September 2020

      At 19 September 2020 the team  Fuegos Artificales Júpiter - from America attends at the the International Firework Competition 2020 in Herrenhausen.


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