Rhine in Flames between Bonn and Linz
Fireworks spectacle on the water and on the banks of the river
|May| A fireworks spectacle on the river and river banks: between Bonn and Linz, the Rhine celebrates a sparkling festival of colours
Five times a year the Rhine goes up in flames: between May and September spectacular fireworks are ignited along different sections of the Middle Rhine, illuminating the river and its banks in a rainbow of colour.
This of course includes the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Bonn: On the first Saturday in May, the section of the Rhine between the former capital and the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Linz am Rhein form the focal point of the Rhine in Flames. 1,500 red glowing Bengal flares burn along the riverbanks and attractions such as the Rolandsbogen (Roland's Arch), the Drachenfels or the Petersberg are the scene of some truly atmospheric lighting. Around 60 illuminated ships will also be heading down the Rhine.
The cities along the river celebrate five riverbank festivals at different locations, each setting off fireworks until the events finally culminate in the crowning glory of a musically synchronised fireworks spectacle.
4 May 2019