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Rhine in Flames (Rhein in Flammen) 2023

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

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 event has its own unique spirit of picturesque 'burning' fortresses and illuminated ships. These amazing firelight displays lighting up the night sky and reflecting in the waters of the Rhine attract thousands of spectators.

The biggest "Rhein in Flammen" takes place in Koblenz each year, on the second Saturday in August, and the Bonn event takes place at the Rheinauen Park in Bonn, on the first Saturday in May.

July brings the Rhein in Flammen to 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.

Oberwesel celebrates the Rhine in Flames in early September with a music-synchronous fireworks display. 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.

During the fireworks in St. Goarshausen and St. Goar (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 "stars" while draining their wine glasses during the annual wine festival.

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