The monastery is on fire!

The monastery is on fire!

Jun 23

The Name of the Rose – a novel, a movie, and now also a theatre play. At the 61stBad Hersfeld Festival, it was staged within the ancient walls of the largest Romanesque church ruins in Europe.

The burning of the monastery was simulated with custom-built Firewalls” from TBF PyroTec. The two meter long burners created a flame wall with a length of 2.5 m and a height of 4 meters. Seven of these burners were mounted directly behind the windows on a scaffold outside the ruins. The enormous flames of the seven fire projectors set the Bad Hersfeld ruins on fire – without damaging them.