Kölner Lichter (Cologne Lights)

15 Jul 2017
Cologne, Germany

Watch the night sky explode with colour down by the the banks of the river Rhine on July 15th.

  • When? 15th July 2017
  • Where? Cologne
  • Price: free

'Baby you're a firework..' or so Katy Perry says. Well now is your chance to sing along to some fireworks at the Kölner Lichter, a huge light festival in Cologne.

On July 15th the skies will be ablaze for one of the nation's most spectacular fireworks displays. The event pulls in thousands of visitors to the banks of the river Rhine but a display this big will be seen and heard throughout the city. There are paid and free viewing sites throughout the city such as Domblick terrace and the Hohenzollern balcony, but if you'd prefer to pitch up along the river you'll have to get there early - security will block access when the sites are full.

If you're willing to splurge a little, you could book a space on one of the many ships lining the river the night of the event. There'll be food and drinks available on most boats, some of which can be hired out for private parties and events.

A whole host of parties and events run alongside the main firework display, so keep an eye on the official website for regular updates on what's going on closer to July.

Come on let your colours burst. 

  • Get there: You'll probably be able to walk to the event from your hotel as most of the city can be navigated on foot.
  • Stay: Find a hotel in the city centre or along the river next to Tanzbrunnen Köln to be close to the event.

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