Next Rhine in Flames - July 1, 2017

rechts oben (c) Joshua Maas / rechts unten (c) Thomas Frank

Contact us if you want to buy tickets for July 1st, 2017!

Come to Rüdesheim to join the magnificent fireworks event between Trechtingshausen and Bingen / Rüdesheim that for 40 years has attracted visitors from all over the world to the Rhine river. Experience numerous fabulous fireworks displays, “burning castles”, and a striking fleet of illuminated riverboats. For the most spectacular view of this event, reserve a seat aboard one of the ships that cast off at Rüdesheim.  Contact the Rüdesheim Tourist Information for tickets information and reservation.

Ticket categories - due to availability - Prices 2017 are not yet available

  • Tickets including dinner approximately 56,00 to 64,00 Euro/person (price examples 2016). Different ships - please contact us to ask for an individual offer
  • Ship MS Beethoven: including welcome drink, American Smoker Buffet, Live Music and cruise Rhine in Flames - Price 2016 was 95 Euro/person - click here for more information
  • Exclusive category - Event Ship: including buffet, live music, flat rate for drinks and cruise Rhine in Flames - ticket price around 150 Euro/person

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Get a first impression from our film of Rhine in flames

Running of the event
Most of the ships are leaving from Rüdesheim between 6.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. and return to Rüdesheim around midnight. The journey leads past numerous castles into the fabled Upper Middle Rhine Valley (UNESCO World Heritage since 2002). Like pearls on a string line the forts, castles and romantic ruins on both sides of the Rhine river between Rüdesheim/Bingen and Koblenz. Around 50 ships join the flotilla that glides majestically below perhaps the most elaborate fireworks to be seen in Germany. The surrounding valley erupts in a final climactic display of pyrotechnic art.  Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere created by the rain of stars and fountains of fire reflected in the waters of the Rhine and the thunder of the fireworks echoing from the steep banks. The culmination of the Rhine in flames is the great final fireworks fired from a platform in the middle Rhine between Rüdesheim and Bingen. Then the ships put back to the exit in Rüdesheim or Bingen.  A supporting programme takes place from Friday to Sunday in town.

Get more impressions of rhine aflame

Klick here for latest film: Final firework July 2, 2016

Film 1 - Impressions filmed from the Niederwald monument in (2012)

Film 2 - Final firework on July 6, 2013

More information and contact for your tickets:

Rüdesheim Tourist Information
Rheinstraße 29a
65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein
Tel.: 06722 – 90615-12 (Mrs. Gaby Schaefer) or 06722 – 90615-0 (Tourist Info)
Fax: 06722 – 90615-99

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