Starting from early in the morning all central streets and main squares of the city are used as venues for performances of music bands and theatre plays. Here visitors can attend games for children, as well as various sporting events and fairs with widest selection of goods. Numerous outdoor cafes offer visitors of the festival to try fresh pastries and sweets, as well as taste unique taste of wine, the best sorts of which are delivered to the city specifically for the holiday. Near ancient castles are organized spectacular jousting tournaments and beautiful costumed performances.
During the days of the festival everyone can put on an armor and mantle, and take part in the festive activities. Holiday cruises on the Rhine are also very popular among tourists. Festively decorated ships ply the river literally around the clock. On board are also organized numerous interesting concerts and performances. Participants of such cruises can visit several cities during the celebration. The Night of Bengal lights is considered one of the major festive events. Thousands of fans of this holiday around the world wait a whole year for this one night, when 60 beautiful ships sail on the Rhine. Their way is lit by huge light sparklers. The procession starts its journey in Linz and ends in Bonn. The city’s pier attracts a huge number of viewers who come here to enjoy thousands of bright lights.
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