Japan Day - Fireworks Display -- This year’s theme is "Super Sports City"

Start: approx. 23:00

Duration: approx. 25 minutes

Fireworks launch site: Oberkasseler Rheinwiesen (Oberkassel Rhine meadows)

The grand finale of this festival of culture and dialogue will be a huge Japanese fireworks display, lasting around 25 minutes, whose theme this year is "Super Sports City". In 2017 Düsseldorf will be host to great athletes from all over the world. The Tour de France will see millions of people take to our streets or watch on TV as the world’s greatest cycle race makes its Grand Depart from the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. Just before this major event, the World Table Tennis Championships and the Sprint Triathlon European Championships will bring some of the finest athletes to Düsseldorf for guaranteed edge-of-the-seat competitive excitement. The spectacular fireworks display as the crowning conclusion to the Japan Day Düsseldorf/NRW will conjure up numerous sporting motifs in the night sky above the Rhine. Enjoy!


Scene I: Opening – “Welcome to the Super Sports City!”

Sport brings people together in Düsseldorf. The sky above the city will be ablaze with a riot of colours and shapes as eclectic as the locals. Enjoy the show!


Scene II: “The wheels of the bicycle”

Two rings of different colour light up the night, much like the wheels of a bicycle, as many more gradually join to fill the sky in a profusion of colours.


Scene III: “Ball sports”

Ball sports are just as much fun in the sky. From a table tennis bat hitting the little white ball over the net all the way to a giant football dominating the night sky.


Scene IV: “Sprint”

Great athletes work hard to keep beating their own personal best. With the same tenacity, scores of fireworks will compete for star position in a pyrotechnic extravaganza.



Scene V: FINALE – “Tokyo 2020”
Once the competitions in Düsseldorf are over, the elite athletes will begin to prepare for the next major event – the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Tokyo symbolically opens its golden city gates – the Japanese golden shower as the rousing finale!


Duration of fireworks display: approx. 25 minutes

“Magic fire above Düsseldorf” on WDR TV
Saturday, 20 May, 22:45 to approx. 23:30