Baroque Fireworks

One of the oldest types of fireworks, which developed its perfect bloom in the times of the (prince) bishops, is the baroque fireworks. In the beginning only gold effects were known. However, these were artistically used in elaborate stagings. Such backdrops are rarely realized today due to the enormous effort.

At glamorous festivals at court, fireworks were not to be missed. Not seldomly, these fireworks were used to reenact important events such as battles in pictures. With the discovery of metal sets, lighter and silver sparks became possible in addition to the charcoal-gold effects. When the colored sets were invented, the wedding of the classic baroque fireworks was over. Today, of course, one would not want to do without this enrichment. That’s why such effects are still used today in pyrotechnical stagings called baroque fireworks. Because today one understands by it fireworks, which take place to a large extent in soil proximity. These include Bengal fires, fountains and volcanoes as static front pieces. Sun wheels or fountains (horizontal fire wheels) provide for dynamics. On the next higher floor above the ground fireworks, Roman lights and comet tubes shine. Suddenly exploding fire pots bring some element of surprise. Parks or palace gardens are excellent backdrops for baroque fireworks, so that the earlier rushing celebrations at court can be experienced. In addition to pure baroque fireworks, elements of this type of fireworks are also very often combined with high-altitude fireworks to create a diversified pyrotechnical performance and let the sky shine at any height. This type of fireworks is also well suited for smaller places, as there is a great variety of effects that only require a small safety distance.

Close-range fireworks: protective distance >= 12 meters