Rhein in Flammen

Oberwesel: Night of 1000 fires - whether from land or from a ship - it will be an unforgettable experience.
Rhein in Flammen
Rhein in Flammen


Sat, 14. Sep 2024




Tourist-Information Oberwesel

The ‘Night of 1000 Fires’ in 2023 was themed ‘Symphonious’ and thrilled the audience with well-known musical hits.

Thomas Fischer and his team from Beisel Pyrotechnik created a unique firework display that is unrivalled in Europe. Thousands of effects lit up the night sky above the world cultural heritage site. The thrilling finale from ‘Dance of the Vampires’ in particular created a fascinating sky spectacle and a goosebump-inducing atmosphere.

‘Experiencing Rhine in Flames on the Rhine against the impressive backdrop of our town is undoubtedly one of the special highlights that Oberwesel has to offer,’ enthuses town mayor Marius Stiehl.

Our programme at Rhein in Flammen

From 13:00the traditional wine market opens. On the picturesque market square, the winegrowers serve more than 150 Middle Rhine wines in their wine arbours with live music until late into the night. The Musikverein Gondershausen will be playing from 14:30-17:00, and from 19:00 the band The Candies will be creating a great atmosphere.
From 18:30the special ships depart from Oberwesel. The cruise takes you downstream through the World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Past the legendary rocks of the Seven Maidens and the Loreley, which lie in the bed of the Rhine. After the numerous boats have formed up to form a parade, the route continues past the Loreley rock, which is illuminated in Bengal fire and is also the narrowest and deepest point of the Rhine, back to Oberwesel.
From 21:15After the boats have reached their designated places, the illumination of the historic cityscape begins.
Ca 21:30Guests experience a unique music-synchronised pyro-musical that unfolds a very special effect in the narrow Rhine Valley.
From 22:00the special ships dock in Oberwesel again after the fireworks. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the Oberwesel wine market on the market square and the stalls in the Rhine facilities. Dance music and wine stands from the Oberwesel winegrowers await visitors.

Free parking spaces for buses and cars are designated by site stewards.

Extra ferry times

Car ferry St. Goar/St. Goarshausen until 00:00
Car ferry Kaub until 20:00 - Special trips from 00:00-01:00

The programme is subject to change.

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