Germany's biggest fireworks spectacle in Cologne 2024

The event takes place at

20 July 2024

Germany's biggest fireworks spectacle in Cologne

The Cologne Lights are among the largest music-synchronous fireworks displays in Germany and have become an integral part of German fireworks festivals.

Several fireworks along the Rhine illuminate a column of ships before the highlight, the music-synchronous fireworks on the Rhine (at the height of the Tanzbrunnen) are set off.

The Cologne Lights are a highlight of fireworks events in Germany. Several hundred-thousand people flock to Cologne year after year to watch the Cologne Lights. After several fireworks displays along the banks of the Rhine, accompanied by a sea of sparklers, the grand, music-synchronized fireworks display on the Rhine concludes the event. Rising crowns, Italian cylinder bombs, cake boxes, kamuros, chrysanthemums and many other effects open in time in the sky.

The musical supporting program begins in the afternoon at the Tanzbrunnen Cologne.

Admission is free. To get a good view of the fireworks, secure a good spot on the banks of the Rhine early.

Here are the steps to plan your trip

1. Go to the official website and double check the event dates, prices and regulations.

2. Book hotel rooms in Cologne available during the event. ⤵︎

Show the hotels on the Map
How to find best prices for hotels

2.1. Pick a hotel room by location and by price.

2.2. The search is done for 1 guest and the entire duration of the event. Click on the 'Filter', 'Guests', and 'Dates' buttons to adjust the search.

🏨 In the 'Filters' section, you can tell if you are looking for hotels or vacation homes. Here, you can filter the results by stars, review ratings, and budget.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 In this section, you can specify the number of guests (adults and children) and the number of rooms you want to book.

📆 Finally, you can change the date of your stay.

2.3. Save more money! Some hotel rooms are provided by multiple hotel booking websites. You will see them on the top of the hotel room details when you hover the mouse over the room. Be it, Expedia, Trivago, Opodo, or other providers, select the best price provider for the room during the chosen period.

2.4. If hotel rooms are not available around the event location, you can zoom out or search by a nearby city/town name. If you have a specific hotel in mind, you can even search the particular hotel name.

2.5. Bonus tip: Switch to Experiences search. Perhaps you will find great tours and activities!

2.6. Pro tip: The map of the experiences may help you find the most vibrant areas in the city and the best locations where you can look for accommodations for your stay.

3. If everything is fine you can buy all the tickets

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