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Rhine in Flames (Rhein in Flammen) 2024

These amazing firework displays take place at several locations along the river Rhine

Dates: May 4, 2024 (Bonn) | July 6, 2024 (Bingen) | August 10, 2024 (Koblenz) | September 14, 2024 (Oberwesel) | September 21, 2024 (Sankt Goar)

Rhine in Flames (Rhein in Flammen)
Rhine in Flames (Rhein in Flammen)

Rhein in Flammen, or Rhine in Flames, appears as an ever-changing kaleidoscope of lights. Brightly illuminated ships sail the river for their passengers to see the full firelight display at each location. Some people even call it "Rhine on Fire," as the spectacle reflected in the river is mesmerizing.

Each fireworks event has its own unique features, from picturesque 'burning' fortresses to illuminated ships. Amazing firelight displays, lighting up the night sky and reflecting in the waters of the Rhine, attract thousands of spectators. The fireworks are accompanied by decorated boat parades carrying up to 30,000 passengers. Rhine in Flames has become one of the favorite summer traditions, celebrating the beautiful Rhine River.

Rhein in Flammen in Bonn (May 4, 2024)

The famous fireworks show arrives to Bonn on the first Saturday in May, gathering crowds of spectators at Rheinauen Park. The fireworks color the skies over the most beautiful sections of the Rhine between Linz and Bonn. A boat parade of 50 illuminated riverboats floats on the river to marvel the brilliant aerial fireworks and more than 800 red Bengalese fires illuminating the waterfront.

Rhein in Flammen in Koblenz (August 10, 2024)

The biggest "Rhein in Flammen" event takes place in Koblenz on the second Saturday in August. The magnificent firework display illuminates the sky over the Festung Ehrenbreitstein, which leaves thousands of spectators in awe. People are celebrating the fireworks on land with music and fine drinks. On the water, Rhine in Flames boat convoy allows to enjoy the show fully, with music accompanying the fireworks.

Rhein in Flammen in Bingen (July 6, 2024)

July brings the Rhein in Flammen to the Rüdesheim-Bingen area, along the river between Trechtingshausen and Bingen. Experience seven grand fireworks, burning castles, and happy bustle on the banks of the Rhine, and enjoy a romantic evening on board one of the 50 illuminated ships!

Rhein in Flammen in Oberwesel (September 14, 2024)

Oberwesel celebrates the Rhine in Flames in early September with a music-synchronous fireworks display. The spectacular pyrotechnic show is called "Night of a Thousand Fires" in Oberwesel. Around 50 ships decorated with colourful lights travel from St. Goar to Oberwesel, past the fascinating backdrop of the Loreley rock that shines in Bengal red. The boats leave from Oberwesel at 5 pm.

Rhein in Flammen in St. Goar (September 21, 2024)

During the fireworks in St. Goarshausen and St. Goar in mid-September, the convoy of ships is located between the two castles Burg Rheinfels and Burg Maus. On the bank, people celebrate beneath the glitter and sparkle of firework clusters while draining their wine glasses during the annual wine festival.

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