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".

No events at the moment

Due to Corona, no events are taking place at the moment. In particular, the monthly StroofKOLLEG has to be cancelled. The annual program for 2021 is to start in January. The Annual General Meeting cancelled in 2020 is to take place in the spring, together with the Annual General Meeting for 2021; board elections are also due then.

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