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Fireworks in Basel?

Hey guys,
Well my plans of getting fireworks from the UK failed miserably, so I need some advice as to where I could get some good fireworks for New Year's. It can be an online shop as long as they can ship before New Year's.

I'm also willing to go Germany - Lorrach, Weil-Am-Rhein, Freiburg, etc. or to France - Mulhouse, Colmar or Strasbourg.

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 22.12.2011, 17:04
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Re: Fireworks in Basel?

Ok, not quite in Basel but i recommend these guys

http://www.feuerwerkshop.ch/

It will be a 40 minute drive for you maximum.

You can then come and visit us in Lenzubrg, only a 5 minute drive away from there

www.mcarthurspub.ch

Get yourself a fish'n'chips or a curry
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Re: Fireworks in Basel?

Please, pretty please DO NOT try to cross the border carrying explosive devices.
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Re: Fireworks in Basel?

Most Swiss pharmacy shops will order them for you.

Why can't he bring commercial fireworks by road from Germany to Basel? I have not seen a ban anywhere.
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Most Swiss pharmacy shops will order them for you.

Why can't he bring commercial fireworks by road from Germany to Basel? I have not seen a ban anywhere.
German class II fireworks, (rockets lt. BAM, Bundesamtmaterialprüfung) need a import license and as they are puny in comparison to CHian fireworks it is just not worth the bother.
Class IV fireworks also need a license and also a sales protocol, added to that Ground exploding class IV fireworks are also illegal in CH.
Class II bangers (lt. BAM) should be legal, but I would check the fine print, Fireworks from WACO will have a print for the CH accreditation.
Class II can be bought by anyone over 12
Class III and G1-III, well you have to be 18.
Also the Kantons have different laws regarding fireworks so you should be wary of that.
Most Kantons have a 2 Kilo restriction anyway.
On a lighter note; T.I.S. (This is Switzerland) you can legally buy Blackpowder but you have to sign a form declaring that you do not intend to use the stuff to cause a explosion.
Things my have changed in the last few years, so best would be to inquire at your local Zollbehörde but you would really be desperate to do that.
IMHO it is easier to buy here.
By the way German law states that you only have three days before Sylvester to get your stuff together.
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Re: Fireworks in Basel?

I won't be firing the fireworks in Switzerland as I'll be attending a party in France, so if I'm buying the fireworks in Germany or France I most probably won't go back into Switzerland with them.

And thank you for that suggestion but Aarau is a bit far and their prices are quite high.
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Re: Fireworks in Basel?

Enjoy your silvester and don't forget: "the same procedure as last year? The same procedure as EVERY year!"
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Enjoy your silvester and don't forget: "the same procedure as last year? The same procedure as EVERY year!"
Thanks, same to you!
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I won't be firing the fireworks in Switzerland as I'll be attending a party in France, so if I'm buying the fireworks in Germany or France I most probably won't go back into Switzerland with them.

And thank you for that suggestion but Aarau is a bit far and their prices are quite high.
Aarau??? nah, lenzburg mate
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Aarau??? nah, lenzburg mate
Yes but it's very close to Aarau!
But as I said, their prices aren't great... But I do want to try out your pub. I'll consider, still.
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