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HMTG: International Firework Competition at Herrenhausen Gardens in Hannover


On five summer evenings between May and September 2017 five terrific teams will once again turn the The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, acclaimed as the “best historic garden in Europe”, into a splendid backdrop for magnificent pyrotechnic displays. Some 55,000 visitors are expected in all; they can look forward to sophisticated pyrotechnic effects and breathtaking impressions created to this year’s obligatory piece of music and in the following individual free display.

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The world meets at Herrenhausen: The International Firework Competition takes place at Herrenhausen Gardens with the castle where in 2016 Angela Merkel welcomed Barack Obama, David Cameron, François Hollande and Matteo Renzi. (picture: HMTG / Bundesregierung / Bergmann)

Herrenhausen Gardens – where the world meets

The participating teams are from Spain, Austria, England, Poland and the United States. It is the first time for 19 years that a US team has taken part in the competition: “Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks” put on more than fifty pyromusical shows in the US every year, and are particularly distinguished by their daring innovations, their superb colour and their complex images. Before each show visitors can enjoy an atmospheric accompanying programme of live music, performance art and drama precisely attuned to the country concerned. Winner of previous years: Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and Mexiko.

In 2016 Hannover played host to five heads of state at Hannover’s Herrenhausen Gardens: as well as US President Barack Obama, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel also welcomed British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President François Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

International Firework Competition 2017 - Dates and teams

20.05.:   Spain, Astondoa Piroteknia
10.06.: Austria, steyrFire
19.08.: England, Pyrotex Fireworx
02.09.: Poland, SUREX
16.09.: United States of America, Rozzi´s Famous Fireworks

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