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Rhein in Flames in Rüdesheim and Bingen

Rhine in Flames Bingen / Rüdesheim

The traditional firework event on the Rhine between Trechtingshausen and Bingen / Rüdesheim has been attracting guests from around the world since 1977. On 6th July 2024 we’ll be celebrating Rhine in Flames once again. At the gate to the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll be able to experience seven magnificent firework displays, blazing castles and cheerful activity along the banks of the Rhine while enjoying a romantic and unforgettable evening aboard one of the approximately 30 illuminated ships.


Event Procedure

The ships leave from Bingen or Rüdesheim in the late afternoon / early evening. Passing numerous castles, the journey leads into the legendary Rhine Gorge. It’s not without reason that the Rhine Valley between Rüdesheim and Coblenz was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. As if on a string of pearls, fortresses, old toll castles and romantic ruins line up along both sides of the Rhine. The water level and time of departure determine how far the ships travel in the direction of the Lorelei cliff before meeting at the small village of Trechtingshausen. From there, they make their way past numerous large fireworks displays on their return journey to Rüdesheim or Bingen. The ship convoy of about 30 illuminated ships and the impressive thundering echo of the magnificent fireworks are fascinating. The Rhine in Flames ends with a great fireworks display which is shot off from a floating platform (pontoon) in the middle of the Rhine between Rüdesheim and Bingen. The ships then moor in Rüdesheim or Bingen at around midnight.

Rhine in Flames is an event organised by the City of Bingen Tourist Information Office and the Rüdesheim Tourist AG. The two cities are situated on the opposite banks of the Rhine. There is a ferry connection between the cities; it remains in operation after the event, until about 1.00 a.m. The nearest bridges over the Rhine are in Wiesbaden (approx. 30 km) and Coblenz (approx. 70 km). An amusing general program awaits the guests onshore. Further details can be found in the menu item Onshore programme.

Lay back and enjoy:

Final firework 2016 on youtube
Rhein in Flames 2013 (Youtube)
Rhein in Flames 2012 (Youtube)

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