|Festival of the thousand
lights in Andernach
on the Rhine river, 1st Saturday in August
In the so-called
Backerjungenstadt (baker boys town) Andernach on the Rhine river between Koln / Cologne,
Bonn and Koblenz / Coblence with its well kept town wall from the 14th and 15th century
the "Fest der 1000 Lichter" ("Festival of the 1000 lights") takes
place every year on Friday and Saturday of the first August weekend.
A live band with an interesting music show will take care of a colorful entertainment program on the stage in front of the historical Rhine river gate (Historischen Rheintor).
A different group performs different kinds of music every year and enthuses the listeners in good mood.
On both days there is food which takes care of your physical well-being.
Numerous wine booths, beer booths and other drinking booths on the festival grounds on the
Rhine river banks invite to a drink in happy atmosphere.
After nightfall everything starts. Thousands of visitors make their way to the Rhine river banks. Their view goes towards the other Rhine river side.
At about 10:30 p.m. a big firework starts in front of the mountain scenery of the Leutesdorf "Engwetter", which lets the Rhine river valley dive into a sea of lights and colors and changes the Rhine river into a dazzling glitter carpet.
The phenomenal pictures, which are drawn in the nightly sky from Andernach through the exploding fireworks, accompanied by the echo of the firecrackers, which re-echoes from the bordering hills of the Rhine river, don't miss their effect. Similarly to the events of "Rhine in flames" / "Rhine aflame", the "Festival of the 1000 lights" fascinates the visitors magically.
The impression of the firework display is strengthened by the musical entertainment, which resounds from the Rhine river valley. The probably most suited expression for the light spectacle is pure Rhine romantic.
You can have a particular experience if you follow the "Festival of the 1000 lights" from one of the about 15 boats on the Rhine river, which gather in Andernach from different starting points on the Rhine river.For other available half day Rhine river cruises with firework please look at: www.firework.rhine-river.com
passenger boat starts from the pilgrimage town Kamp-Bornhofen on the right Rhine river
side, below the castles Liebenstein and Sterrenberg, better known as the "feindliche
Bruder" ("enemy brothers"), with boarding possibilities in Boppard on the
left Rhine river side and Koblenz / Coblence.
Prospects, hand-written information per letter |
round cruise boat tickets order |
pension, vacation apartment |
condition and pay condition for round cruise boat tickets |
payment rest payment |
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