+++ The Kölner Lichter will not take place in 2022. +++
Germany's biggest fireworks spectacle
One of the most spectacular displays of fireworks with synchronized music will transform Cologne into a sea of lights and colours on 15 July 2023.
The supporting musical programme will begin that afternoon at the Tanzbrunnen Köln. Admission is free of charge. In order to have a good view of the fireworks, make sure you secure a good place for yourself on the banks of the Rhine early in the day.
Germany’s biggest display of fireworks with synchronized music will be presented starting at 11:30 p.m. on the banks of the Rhine between the Bastei and the Tanzbrunnen.
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- Where does the Kölner Lichter take place?
The display of fireworks with synchronized music will be presented starting at 11:30 p.m. on the banks of the Rhine between the Bastei and the Tanzbrunnen. The stage programme will commence on the open-air stage at Cologne’s Tanzbrunnen at 8:15 p.m.
- Do you have to pay admission for the Kölner Lichter?
Admission to the Kölner Lichter is free of charge. However, you can buy tickets for exclusive locations and parties.
- From where does one have the best view of the main fireworks display of the Kölner Lichter?
The best view of the popular fireworks display is from Cologne’s riverbank promenade between the Bastei and the Zoobrücke or on a ship on the Rhine.
You can book a ticket for a ship directly from the tour organizer.
- When does the main fireworks display of the Kölner Lichter begin?
The main fireworks display will begin along the Rhine at 11:30 p.m. It will be accompanied by music and last for half an hour.
- Will the Kölner Lichter be televised?
The WDR TV station will broadcast the event live starting at 8:15 p.m.