Weinfest am Rhein




The annual wine festival at Cologne’s Rheinauhafen (Rheinau Harbour)

There’s an old saying that goes “Wherever Bacchus tends the fire, Madame Venus sits at the oven.” Next to love, good wine has probably been celebrated more extensively in songs and poetry throughout history than any other subject. One of the best songs in German about the cycle of wine begins as follows: “From the grape to the barrel, from the barrel to the cask, from the cask — O pleasure — to the bottle and the glass. From the glass to the gullet, to the stomach through the throat. As a spirit to the soul, and a word in the mouth.”

A wealth of pleasure awaits you at the annual Wine on the Rhine wine festival in Cologne, which is held against the attractive backdrop of the Rheinauhafen (Rheinau Harbour). In this relaxed Mediterranean setting with a marketplace atmosphere, you’re invited to enjoy the extensive wine list of Germany and the rest of Europe.

A journey of discovery through Europe’s wine-growing regions

If you’re a lover of wine, you can go on a tasting tour on five consecutive days and trace these “stories in a bottle” — because it’s a well-known fact that each wine has its own particular taste.
Here, vineyards and wine dealers can offer you not only a modest vintage for a cosy evening at home but also more exquisite wines. The passion shared by the producers, dealers and visitors creates a pleasant feeling — and food stands offering snacks and more substantial fare provide a stabilizing counterweight for sustained tasting. The festival is pleasantly accompanied by cool music. Admission is free of charge!

A young event with a high success rate

Wine on the Rhine celebrated its premiere only recently in 2018, and since then it has steadily attracted more and more visitors and connoisseurs. It has been received with great enthusiasm and eager anticipation of the next wine festival.

Dates overview

Wednesday, the 07.08.2024

16:00 - 22:00

Thursday, the 08.08.2024

16:00 - 22:00

Friday, the 09.08.2024

16:00 - 22:00

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General Information

  • Open Air


  • Target Group Adult

  • for individual guests

Payment Options

Entrance Free

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Girlitzweg 30
50829 Köln


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Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln

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Weinfest am Rhein
Elisabeth-Treskow-Platz 1
50678 Köln
zwo zwo eins Konzept GmbH
Girlitzweg 30
50829 Köln