Many countries in the world have restricted the lighting of fireworks to celebrate the New Year to professionals. Leaving this dangerous job to pyrotechnic experts has its advantages. You may have to travel far to view the show but you are rewarded with beautiful synchronized displays, leaving you oooing and aaaing and gazing in awe.
Germany does have coordinated displays but if you don’t live near a big city or prefer to celebrate at home, ordinary Germans also have the choice of creating their very own personal fireworks display, large or small. A few days before the New Year, fireworks of all sorts and to suit all budgets, go on sale at supermarkets and department stores. In 2019, Germans fired away an absurd sum of €133 million!
As protests increase against this dangerous tradition and senseless waste of money, and following more accidents and casualties, lighting your own fireworks could soon be a thing of the past. This year end, fireworks will be forbidden in several areas of the city to minimize damage to public property and injuries to the public.
However, at Wisteria Bed & Breakfast, guests can still enjoy this tradition, while it lasts, by viewing the fireworks from the safety of the property. Or take a midnight stroll to see how others are creating their own fireworks show while maintaining a safe distance. Fireworks can be enjoyed for free anywhere in the neighborhood until the law says otherwise!