Rhine in Flames - July 1, 2017 - We celebrate 40 years Rhine in Flames Rüdesheim and Bingen

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

Contact us directly if you want to buy ship 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 by mail!

Our ticket categories: 

  • We have some tickets left from 59,00 Euro to 67,00 Euro (cruise including dinner) for  67,00 Euro/Person. If you want to book this category send a request with number of tickets for your personal offer: by mail
  • Our exclusive ship Jules Verne - BOOK NOW the exclusive all inclusive! 
    Cruise with the event ship Jules Verne: including buffet, live music, flat rate for drinks and cruise Rhine in Flames - ticket price: 175,00 Euro/person. Infos Jules Verne

Contact us and book: Mail address: gaby.schaefer@ruedesheim.de

Please note that we need your adress and telephone number for the confirmation!

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
E-Mail: gaby.schaefer@ruedesheim.de

Rhine in Flames Party at the Niederwald Monument and at the Market Place

Program at the Niederwald Monument above Rüdesheim

Friday June 30, 2017

The wine stands at the Niederwalddenkmal open at noon. Enjoy a glass of wine or two with a unique view down to the Rhine River.  Livemusic in the late afternoon (5.00 p.m.) with "Stan" Glogow's Dixie Dogs "and the guitar duo "Glorious Bastards". The cableway extended the travel times in the evening and drives up to 22.00 hrs.

Saturday, July 1 - Rhine in Flames Party with the live band "Remember"

The fireworks Klopp Castle, Panorama Trail and the final firework on the Rhine can be seen in the late evening from this place above Rüdesheim. Livemusik with Remember to celebrate and dance until the beginning of the fireworks. Admission free!

The party band Remember convinces by the musical diversity and creativity. They promise party atmosphere and best dance entertainment. More information at www.remember-showband.de.

The Rhine in Flammen-Party is made possible by the friendly support of our regional bank "Rheingauer Volksbank". The cable car runs in the night after the fireworks fireworks until 01.00 h, the ferry to Bingen until about 01.30 h.

The wine stands at the Niederwald Monument are open from Friday to Sunday. Enjoy Rüdesheim Riesling and Spätburgunder with a magnificent view of the Rhine. "German Bratwurst" and other snacks from the grill will be offered as well as Flammkuchen and Crêpes.

Program at the market square Rüdesheim from 30 June to 2 July 2017

The winemakers of the wine tasting stand on the market offer a music program throughout the weekend and also open the stands on Friday, June 30 at 3.00 pm and at 6.00 pm the "Colored Songs Band" rock music of the last 50 years.

Saturday, July 1, 2017
The winemakers open their stands at 11.00 am. The "Lorcher Schlossberg musicians" play at 1.00 p.m. From 7.00 p.m. live music with the "Dr. Kellerbänd" the market place.

Sunday, July 2, 2017
The stands open at 11.00 hrs. From 12.00 h onwards, you can enjoy the "Blaskapelle Gladbachtal", a mixture of traditional and concerty brass music. At 15.00 h musical weekend ending with "Nervus Akkustikus - two guitars, one voice, four hats"

All music events Admission free!


On Sunday, the city of Bingen on the Rhine (our partner at Rhein in Flammen) invites you to the culture festival! For further information, please visit www.bingen.de

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