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Kölner Lichter 2017

Kölner Lichter ©KölnTourismus GmbH, Dieter Jacobi

On 15 July, Germany's biggest high-altitude fireworks display will transform Cologne into a breathtaking ocean of colours. With its special ambiance, the event appeals to hundreds of thousands of visitors.


In the afternoon, river cruises at the Porz Groov Island will be setting sail for the Old Town, passing nine fireworks and colourful Bengal fires. Aboard you can indulge yourself in culinary delights. Whoever like may shake a leg and swing their hips to the music. Calmer characters can get pleasure from theatre or cabaret programmes.


You can wait, of course, on the banks of the river Rhine for the long convoy with brightly coloured lanterns and lights. Join the many enthusiastic spectators to cheer the passing boats and wave your candles and sparklers as soon as the first ship shows up. The stunning view of the romantic Old Town which is brilliant with thousands of lights - an unmissable experience.


Towards 11:30 p.m. the time has come to admire a feast for the eyes and ears: from a pontoon in the middle of the Rhine in front of the Old Town scenario, the international fireworks display with synchronised music will be launched.


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