24.02.2024: StroofKOLLEG on Tour: Communists, kings and conferences - The Petersberg venue

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 14:00: Communists, kings and conferences - the Petersberg site. A guided tour through the former guard pavilion and across the plateau of the mountain

It rises 336 metres up on the right bank of the Rhine: the Petersberg, which is not only part of the Siebengebirge Nature Park, but also provided an impressive backdrop for state visits for decades with its guest house for the German government. Queen Elizabeth II was a guest here, as was the former General Secretary of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev, who was rumoured to have driven a valuable car - a gift from the German government - around the hairpin bends of the mountain in need of repair.

But conferences have also been held here. After the Second World War, the Allies discussed the fate of Germany on the Petersberg and in 2001, when foreign and security policy had long since shifted to the Berlin stage, the Afghanistan Conference was held here.

Join us to explore the former guardhouse, which has been converted into a small but excellent museum in recent years. Elmar Scheuren, the former director of the Siebengebirgsmuseum, and another tour guide will lead us through the exhibition and across the plateau.

Afterwards, from approx. 16:00, there will be a social get-together in Sarah's Café (former railway station Kgsw.), Bahnhofsallee 10 in Königswinter.

We will form car pools so that non-motorised people can also take part in the event.

Please let us know if and how many people you can take with you or if you need one or more lifts.

For this purpose, we will forward your e-mail address and/or telephone number to potential passengers.

Limited number of participants!

Price for the guided tour per person for club members: EUR 10

Price for the guided tour per person for non-members: 12 EUR

Price for participation in the afternoon coffee in Sarah's Café: EUR 10 p.p. ("cake set": filter coffee/tea flat rate, water, 1 piece of cake or pastry p.p.)

Registration is no longer possible. The event is fully booked.