International Fireworks Competition

The Guelphs used the Grosser Garten as the stunning backdrop for various festivals, concerts, theatrical performances and illuminations. In honour of this tradition, the Herrenhausen Gardens host the international Fireworks Competition. On five Saturdays from May to September, the world´ s best pyrotechnicans light up the night´ s sky above this gem of Baroque garden design. The fireworks are complemented by a colourful accompanying progrmme featuring theatre, cabaret, live music and culinary specialities all based on the participating country.

Events in the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen

MAY: Herrenhausen KunstFestSpiele
WHITSUN: Garden Festival
JULY: Little Festival in the Great Garden
SUMMER: Illumination
LATE NOVEMBER UNTIL MID-JANUARY: Wintervarieté in the Orangerie


Advice and bookings:

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Vahrenwalder Str. 7 - 30165 Hannover - Tel.: +49 (0)511-12345 333 -


Last updated: 14 Apr 2021