From July through September, you can find fireworks and celebration along the Rhein River. Ask around. Many GK folks have taken Rhein cruises to see the fireworks set off from castles along the ridges lining the river. It’s stunning.
Here are a couple events along the Rhein and Rursee:
Location: Brückenkopf-Park Jülich
Date: 16-17 July
What: Fireworks and music.
Friday at 2230: Russian music and fireworks
Saturday at 2230: Brasilian music and fireworks
More info: http://www.flammenzauber-juelich.de
Cologne Lights Up!
When: 17 July beginning around 1900
What: A parade of boats, fireworks, music, and food!
More information: http://www.koelner-lichter.de/ (There is an English version – look for the British flag in the lower left hand column)
When: 22-25 July, 2010
What: A number of musical performances, dances, food stands, and fireworks displays along the Rursee. See the website for a list.
Where: Rurberg and Woffelsbach