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Rhine in Flames

Rhine in Flames

The Rhine in Flames is a fireworks spectacular which is held annually from May to September along the banks of the river Rhine. This magical experience involves the release of hundreds of fireworks, which light up the night sky and illuminate the river boats on the Rhine.

This spectacular event attracts around 250,000 visitors to the banks of the Rhine to enjoy the oldest and largest fireworks show in Germany.

Enjoy the show with a Rhine river cruise or a coach holiday to the Rhine Valley

The Rhine in Flames festival happens in different locations along the Rhine on five different dates. We offer a range of cruises on two different vessels, so you can choose when you’d like to see the show.

Here are some of the dates for the Rhine in Flames 2015:

1st July – The Night of Fire Magic
Set in Rudesheim, this part of the festival will have elaborate shows of burning castles, magnificent firework displays and a beautiful fleet of illuminated riverboats.

5th August – Procession to Koblenz
Koblenz hosts Europe’s longest boat procession along the Rhine. The parade finishes with a wonderful firework finale over the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

19th August – Cochem Wine Festival
Cochem is renowned for its regional wines due to the presence of many vineyards, small family-run wineries and bustling wine festivals.

9th September – Night of a Thousand Fires
Oberwessel celebrates with a fantastic musical firework display as the riverboats sail the seven kilometre stretch of Rhine and are welcomed with a wonderful display of Bengal-red fireworks.

16th September – The Loreley Night
This is the perfect end to the weeklong wine festival. A truly wonderful event with four separate firework displays, illuminating the river with a dazzling display of light and colour.

 

With a choice of travelling to Germany by coach, air or Eurostar train, we're sure to have just the Rhine cruise for you. Take your pick from the holidays below, or have a look at our other festival holidays.

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Tratzberg Castle

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Watch as the beautiful Danube River comes to life with amazing pyrotechnical displays during the superb Danube in Flames event. Our holiday also includes the opportunity to discover the spectacular Rhine Valley and the picturesque Salzkammergut region, along with enjoying dinner at a local tavern and exploring pleasant Scharding and Passau. We also visit charming Regensburg during our break.

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Rhine in Flames

Come and enjoy the spectacle of the ‘Rhine in Flames’, an annual event when the countryside is illuminated with fireworks soaring into the dark nocturnal sky. Experience the thousands of red Bengal lights and magnificent hilltop firework displays as they radiate over the river valley. A wonderful journey with time to explore the pretty riverside villages and historic towns whilst absorbing the scenery and sights of the Rhine Valley. An exciting cruise combining the beauty of fire, water and light.

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Rhine in Flames

Come and enjoy the spectacle of the ‘Rhine in Flames’, an annual event when the countryside is illuminated with fireworks soaring into the dark nocturnal sky. Experience the thousands of red Bengal lights and magnificent hilltop firework displays as they radiate over the river valley. A wonderful journey with time to explore the pretty riverside villages and historic towns whilst absorbing the scenery and sights of the Rhine Valley. An exciting cruise combining the beauty of fire, water and light.

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Rhine in Flames

Come and enjoy the spectacle of the ‘Rhine in Flames’, an annual event when the countryside is illuminated with fireworks soaring into the dark nocturnal sky. Experience the thousands of red Bengal lights and magnificent hilltop firework displays as they radiate over the river valley. A wonderful journey with time to explore the pretty riverside villages and historic towns whilst absorbing the scenery and sights of the Rhine Valley. An exciting cruise combining the beauty of fire, water and light.

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Rhine in Flames

Come and enjoy the spectacle of the ‘Rhine in Flames’, an annual event when the countryside is illuminated with fireworks soaring into the dark nocturnal sky. We have captured four magical cruises where thousands of red Bengal lights and magnificent hilltop firework displays radiate over the river valley. A wonderful journey with time to explore the pretty riverside villages and historic towns whilst absorbing the scenery and sights of the Rhine Valley. A unique cruise combination of fire, water and light.

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Fire, water and light are the ingredients of this wonderful river cruise with a difference. Experience the awe-inspiring ‘Rhine in Flames’ event, a dazzling display of fireworks that illuminates the night sky above the beautiful Rhine - a pyrotechnical wonder that must be seen to be believed. Choose one of our fantastic itineraries, where you will witness this truly spectacular event up close and enjoy the Rhine in Flames!

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Fire, water and light are the ingredients of this wonderful river cruise with a difference. Experience the awe-inspiring 'Rhine in Flames' event, a dazzling display of fireworks that illuminates the night sky above the beautiful Rhine - a pyrotechnical wonder that must be seen to be believed. Choose one of our fantastic itineraries, where you will witness this truly spectacular event up close and enjoy the Rhine in Flames!

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Fire, water and light are the ingredients of this wonderful river cruise with a difference. Experience the awe-inspiring ‘Rhine in Flames’ event, a dazzling display of fireworks that illuminates the night sky above the beautiful Rhine - a pyrotechnical wonder that must be seen to be believed. Choose from four fantastic itineraries, where you will witness this truly spectacular event and enjoy the Rhine in Flames 2015!

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