We went to the Rhine Valley for 'Rhine in Flames' which is held a few times (in different weeks of the summer) a year. There were three towns involved with the big firework celebrations - Bingen (the other side of the river), Assmannshausen, and Rudesheim (that's where we were in the picture). We took a ferry across the Rhine River and then took a steep hike for about 60 minutes. We got so tired by the end of day from hiking that we couldn't stay any longer for the fireworks which started at 10:30 pm. (Well...that's another typical Ally and Josh.) On the train back to hotel in Bacharach, we did see about 50 boats lined up on the river, getting ready for the display. Lights from the boats reflecting on the river were so beautiful. Next time, no hiking just fireworks.
See the lift chair behind me!! We should have taken the lift, so we wouldn't miss the fireworks. We lost the path on the way down and snuck between the grape vines.
We stopped in Mainz on the way back home and took a stroll along the Rhine River ....had some tea and dessert, and just enjoyed a good sunny day out!!