Blue stars on the Finkenberg highly endangered!

Appeal of the Monument Association to the nature conservation authorities: Blue stars on the Finkenberg highly endangered! These days it is once again the popular destination of hikers on the Ennert: the sky-blue carpet of flowers of the Scilla bifolia, i.e. the two-leaved bluestar or also called star hyacinth. This area is generally referred to as "the northernmost occurrence in the Rhine Valley". In fact, however, it should be mentioned in connection with a blue star occurrence ... Read More

Vandalism at the Beuel Roman Monument

Vandalism at the Roman monument in Beuel. Serious damage to the Caesar sculpture Why do people do such things? That was the question asked by many passers-by who were walking along the Beueler Rheindamm towards the Sieg in the beautiful early spring weather on Sunday. The night before, there had been a brutal attack on the Roman monument. The sandstone figure of Julius Caesar was violently damaged, the nose broken off, ... Read More

Monument area statutes Combahn. Disclosure at the Mayor Stroof House

One of the politically topical issues at present is the statute on listed buildings for the Combahn district of Beuel. The council has decided to draw it up. The draft is now available to the public for the whole of February, who can make suggestions and express their concerns. These must be submitted in writing to the City of Bonn's Monument Authority (Building Authority) in the City Hall. The wording of the draft statute, with much text and ... Read More

Petition to the Lord Mayor about the Vilich "village lime tree

Petition to the Lord Mayor about the Vilich "village lime tree" Our association presented the Lord Mayor with a petition on 4 February during her visit to St. Peter's in Vilich. Its aim, an immediate replacement planting for the Vilich "village lime tree", looks like a trifle, but is in fact an urban development essential. In Vilich, the most "historic" village on the right bank of the Rhine, there is a listed ... Read More

Practical tour of the Combahn district

Practical tour through the Combahnviertel on Saturday, 4 February 2023 at 3:00 p.m. One of the politically topical issues at the moment is the statute on listed buildings for the Combahnviertel in Beuel. The council has decided to draw it up. And now the draft is available to the citizens for the whole of February, who can express their suggestions and concerns. The draft of the statute itself, with a lot of text ... Read More

New street names in Vilich - suggestions: Gerberga-, Mathilda- and Bendedikt-

New street names in Vilich - Suggestions: Gerberga-, Mathilda- and Bendedikt- Since the railway crossing of Gartenstraße between Alt- and Neuvilich has been disconnected for car traffic and a new bypass has been built, several new street names have become necessary. The city's administration asked the Monument and History Society to do this, and the society drew on history, which is omnipresent in Vilich. The section ... Read More

More boundary stones in the Mayor Stroof House

More boundary stones in the Mayor Stroof House The Monument and History Society has received a large donation of historical marker stones, close to 20 pieces. This makes its widely known collection one of the largest in our region. Such stones have been used since the Baroque period to mark land ("Flursteine" or "Gütersteine"), but also entire landscapes or even dominions ("Grenzsteine"). However, they have lost this function ... Read More

24 January 2023 in Beuel City Hall: disclosure of the Combahn bylaws. Information event

Disclosure of the Combahn statutes. Information event The statute for the listed area of the Combahn district in Beuel, which was obtained by our association in cooperation with the Combahn Initiative (W. Linnemann), is ready to be made public. This will take place in the period from 1 February to 1 March 2023 in the Beuel Town Hall as well as in the Bonn Town Hall. In addition, a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at Beuel Town Hall. Read More

Merry Christmas

The Board of Directors and the Active Circle thank you for all your sympathy and support in the year that is coming to an end and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Picture: Epiphany window in St. Peter's in Vilich by Walter Benner 1965

Book and picture sale extended until 23.12.2022

Antiquarian book and picture market in the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus - after-sale until 23.12.2022 Fridays and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m. This year's Antiquarian book and picture market initiated by the Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch Monument and History Society was a very great success. Numerous visitors interested in history and art found their way to the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus in Vilich to purchase historical books, lithographs, oil paintings and watercolours. Particularly popular were ... Read More

Sunday, 4 December from 12 - 6 p.m.: Book and picture sale in the Vilich Mayor Stroof House

Books and pictures in the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus On Sunday, 04.12.2022, the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein will offer a book and picture sale in its Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus in Vilich from 12 -18 hrs. While there is "Advent hustle and bustle" at the neighbouring Lede Castle, he will be evoking history: he will open his antiquarian bookshop with books on the history of Bonn and the region, second-hand as well as hot-off-the-press literature, and a colourful ... Read More

Saturday, 19.11.2022 at 3:00 p.m.: Cultural-historical tour of the Beuel cemetery on Platanenweg

Cordial invitation! On Saturday, 19.11.2022 at 3:00 p.m., the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch offers a cultural-historical tour of the Beuel cemetery on Platanenweg. The speaker is Dr. Dagmar Hänel, who will explain the special features of the cemetery, which include not only the widely known Sinti and Roma graves. Meeting point is the old main entrance on Platanenweg. From the Shell petrol station, the ... Read More

Exhibition 11.11 to 20.11.2022: The Beuel painter Helmut Degenhardt and the torches of the Vilich Adelheidis School children

The Beuel painter Helmut Degenhardt and the torches of the Vilich Adelheidis School children in the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus Adelheidisstr. 3 53225 Bonn-Vilich Vernissage: Friday, 11.11.2022 at 19.00 Introductory lecture: Dr. Sylva Harst Open daily from 17.00 - 19.00 Finissage: Sunday, 20.11.2022 at 17.00 Guided tours for school classes are possible on request. Contact: The Beuel painter and graphic artist Helmut Degenhardt (1924 - 2002) was ... Read More

Every 1st Monday from 5 - 7 p.m.: Family research consultation hour

Would you like to know where your family name comes from or where your ancestors lived? For this purpose, we regularly offer you a personal consultation hour every 1st Monday of the month at the "Central Office for Beuel Family Research" in the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus. Waltraud Boß, genealogist and author of various family books from the region, will answer your questions. Participation is free of charge, but donations are welcome. Please register ... Read More

Tradition: On St. Martin's Day the mare, on St. Nicholas the Weckmann

These days they are making a comeback, the so-called Weckmänner, this ever-popular yeast pastry in the shape of a man. We are approaching Saint Martin's Day on 11 November, which is quickly followed by Saint Nicholas' Day on 6 December. Both are name days of church saints who are especially venerated because of their good deeds, which are probably rather unusual in nature.... Read More

StroofKOLLEG on Tour to historic Küdinghoven

Only very few people know that the oldest towers in Bonn are in Beuel. The residential towers of the castles of Limperich, Vilich (Lede) and Rheindorf (Wolfsburg) date back to the Middle Ages, the Möllestomp on the Limperich bank of the Rhine perhaps even to Roman times. The most interesting of all, however, is probably the church tower of Küdinghoven, about 1000 years old. With its hidden ... Read More

Stroof College "Curiosities from Genealogy"

The Stroof College "Curiosities from Genealogical Research" was a complete success. The St. Augustine speaker Waltraud Boß, a genealogist by vocation, reported on the wealth of experience she has gathered over the years. And many a time the guests smiled when they heard, for example, that in former times there must have been "small car assistant brakeman" and "savings bank counter-bookkeeper", as these were used as job titles in official ... Read More

Roman Bonn on both sides of the Rhine

UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bonn on the right bank of the Rhine was also Roman for 400 years. The so-called Roman Monument on the Rhine embankment near the double church is a special reminder of this. It was erected on the occasion of Bonn's 2000th anniversary in 1989 by the Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch Monument and History Society with precisely this intention in mind. Here was the Roman ford through the Rhine, here the permanent military ferry, and here alone must also be, if at all, ... Read More

Open Monument Day on 11.09.2022

The Vilich Mayor Stroof House experienced a veritable stampede of visitors on Open Monument Day 2022 - and in the most beautiful late summer weather. The volunteers of the Monument and History Society had their hands full guiding the numerous guests through the residence and official residence of the first mayor of Vilich, Leonhard Stroof (1757-1825). The new audio tour through this museum-like memorial was also very ... Read More

Anniversary: 100 years ago, the official name "Vilich" was dropped

Anniversary: 100 years ago, the official name "Vilich" was dropped. Since then, the municipal Bonn on the right bank of the Rhine has been dominated by "Beuel". Since the Middle Ages, Vilich was the dominant village between the Sieg and the Siebengebirge, Beuel was only a small fishing and shipping village; nearby was Combahn, where the ferry station to Bonn (Gierponte) was located. (Oberkassel and Holzlar belonged to the neighbouring offices of Löwenberg and Blankenberg in the ... Read More

10 July 2022: Guided tour of the Vilich monument site

Historic Vilich is full of architectural monuments, which the Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch Monument and History Society naturally keeps a special eye on. On Sunday, 10 July 2022 at 2:30 p.m., it invites you to another tour, starting at 2:30 p.m. at the church, Adelheidisstraße 8, and ending about two hours later at the museum-like Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus. The painter Leo Breuer exhibition can currently be seen there, ... Read More

Events in June 2022

The Monuments and History Society would like to draw attention to the following events for June 2022: Excursion > History after hours The park of Lede Castle Tuesday, 7 June 2022 - 6.00 p.m. Tour with Dr. Birgit Kulmer, art historian and "castle mistress" Introduction to the then. "The entire castle grounds are "left to nature"; therefore sturdy shoes are recommended ... Read More

Monument Society visits the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Church

"History after work" is the name of the series of events organised by the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rrh. which regularly invites visitors on the first Tuesday of the month to encounter monuments in Beuel. On the April date, about a hundred visitors came to the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Church Agias Trias (Greek for Holy Trinity) in Limperich to marvel at the ornate décor of the church and listen to the explanations of parish priest ... Read More

Visit to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on 05.04.2022

Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Limperich Next Tuesday, 5 April 2022, the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rrh. invites you to visit the Greek Orthodox Church in Limperich, Friedrich-Bonhoeffer-Str. 2. As a Metropolitan Cathedral, it is also the governing centre of Orthodoxy in Germany, the seat of the Archbishop, Metropolitan and Exarch of Central Europe. Built in 1978 in the classical Orthodox style, this Byzantine architecture stands out from the Bonn ... Read More

Guided tour of Holy Cross Church on 05.10.2021

On 05.10.2021 at 18:00 there will be a guided tour through the Holy Cross Church in Limperich, Kreuzherrenstrasse 55, 53227 Bonn, designed by Alexander von Branca. The motto of the tour is "Concrete Brutalism" - after the tour there will be a get-together in a restaurant (to be announced). Interested parties can register by e-mail. Registration for the guided tour in ... Read More

Current events

History after work Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 6:00 p.m., Troisdorf-Müllekoven, St. Adelheidisstraße Gottfried Böhm's Church of St. Adelheid Guided tour by Rev. René Stockhausen - One hour, followed by an evening out at the Restaurant Dorfkrug, Dorfstraße 4 Free of charge, donation requested - guests welcome! The recently deceased Gottfried Böhm, 100 years old, famous mainly for his "modern" church buildings, also worked in our region. Besides the design for ... Read More

Our Mayor Stroof House is open again since the beginning of July

Protected historical and architectural monument - "House of History in Bonn on the Right Bank of the Rhine" Viewing and use for everyone. Free of charge! Regular opening: every Friday and every Sunday from 3 to 6 pm. Special appointments on request. For groups, these can also be combined with a guided tour "through Historic Vilich".

Day of the Open Monument in the Mayor Stroof House

Although the Europe-wide Open Monument Day, always on the second Sunday in September, was cancelled this year due to Corona, the Monument Association had nevertheless opened its Mayor Stroof House on this day under the official motto - sustainability: "Chance Denkmal: Erinnern. Preserve. Rethinking!". The Mayor Stroof House is a prime example of this. On this occasion, a corresponding "paper" was developed, which you can download here ... Read More

There is no traffic concept for historic Vilich

There is no traffic concept for the historic Vilich, the most "historic" place on the whole right side of the Rhine. Although a station of the S 13 to the airport and at the same time for the change into the line 66 Bonn-Siegburg is built there at present, it is missing any planning of the direct surrounding field as well as a conception for the traffic management of the local crossing. Exactly after it the ... Read More

Election test stones of the monument association for the local election

Prior to the local elections, the Monument Association had asked all ten parties running in the city district of Beuel questions about their election programs, which it called "election touchstones". All but two parties answered these meticulously. All of them also promised a closer cooperation with the Denkmalverein in all upcoming questions concerning the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage in Bonn on the right bank of the Rhine. Download letter "Wahlprüfsteine

Municipal graves of honour for the mayors of Pfingsten and Schnorrenberg and the painter Leo Breuer

At the suggestion of the Monument Association (citizens' motion), the Beuel District Council decided that the historic graves of the two early Vilich/Beuel mayors Gabriel von Pfingsten (+1855) and Ignaz Schnorrenberg (+1895) in the Vilich churchyard and the painter Leo Breuer (+1975) in the mountain cemetery in Küdinghoven be raised to the status of municipal graves of honour. This was the first step to prevent the currently planned removal of the Breuer grave. The ... Read More

Opening Postalia exhibition

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Büchel, a native of Beuel, has amassed a unique collection of historical postal items from Bonn on the right bank of the Rhine. On International Museum Day 2019, he donated them to the association in a ceremony and opened an exhibition showing a cross-section of his collection. Guest of honor district mayor Guido Déus and association chairman Carl Jakob Bachem expressed their gratitude for this rarity. Philatelist Marco Müller, curator ... Read More

Indulgence for Vilich

The city of Bonn recently came into possession of a letter of indulgence from 1329 found in Nijmegen, issued for the Vilich monastery. Dr. Yvonne Leiverkus, deputy city archivist of Bonn, came across another indulgence letter from the same year during her research on it, which had been in the archives unnoticed until now. She reported on these documents and the indulgence system in the Middle Ages in ... Read More

Book presentation of prehistoric and early historic finds

Booklet 10 of the association's edition "Denkmal und Geschichte im rechtsrheinischen Bonn" (Monument and History in Bonn on the Right Bank of the Rhine) was presented at the Beuel Town Hall. In it, the Bonn archaeology expert Hans-Eckart Joachim gives a compact overview of "Remarkable prehistoric and early historic finds and sites in Bonn on the right bank of the Rhine" - from the Oberkasselmenschen to the sensational excavations of recent years in the Bonner Bogen and in Vilich-Müldorf. Information about the book

Resolution on Bonn place names

At its annual general meeting on 21 November 2018, the Monument and History Society adopted a resolution in which it appeals to politicians, administrators and citizens to take special measures to safeguard the future of Bonn's historically inherited place names. Especially the coming commemorative year of the municipal reorganization 50 years ago should be an occasion to give special attention to the consolidation of the place name tradition characteristic of the "village-rich" ... Read More

Monument protection for the Beuel parish cemetery

The Denkmal-und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rrh. has asked the city of Bonn to check the parish cemetery of Beuel for its worthiness as a monument. The Monument and History Society Bonn-Rrh. has asked the monument authority of the city of Bonn to check the parish cemetery of Beuel for its worthiness as a monument. The parish-owned cemetery of the catholic parish St.Josef and Paulus Beuel, located in the street triangle Sankt Augustiner-, Combahn- and Kreuzstraße, is currently in ... Read More

Display boards for the Vilich church

Information about the eventful history of the Vilich church of St. Peter is now displayed on three display boards in the entrance area. They were designed by the chairman of the monument association Carl J. Bachem, who unveiled them during a ceremony. In the context of the presentation of a recently found Vilich foundation charter from the year 1329 by the deputy head of the city archive Dr. Y. Leiverkus, the chairman of the monument association ... Read More

Book edition about the Dominikus-Böhm-Church in Beuel

Bonn on the right bank of the Rhine has a building by the famous church builder Dominikus Böhm - the Church of St. Paul in Beuel-Ost. Because it is widely unknown, the Monument and History Society Bonn-Rrh. has now published a publication about it, which was presented in conjunction with a guided tour of the church. Author is the cultural historian Dorothee Haentjes-Holländer from Beuel. The richly illustrated book, about 100 pages strong, ... Read More

French Matinée in Beuel

The Monument Association celebrated the 55th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty with a matinée in the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus followed by an organ concert with French works in the neighbouring Vilich parish church of St. Peter. The matinée was attended by four students from St. Adelheid-Gymnasium, who were exchange students in France and spoke about their intercultural experiences. Picture credits: SAG

Exhibition opening millennium flood in Beuel

In 1784 Beuel was hit by a catastrophic ice flood. The Beuel geodesist and historiographer Manfred Spata went on the trail of this tragedy and recorded his findings in a concise form, but with rich illustrations, in a book published by the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein. This the association presented until the end of February 2018 at a special exhibition with other exhibits on this millennium flood. As a permanent reminder ... Read More