26.03.2024: StroofKOLLEG on Tour

What actually characterises Beuel? An architectural walk in search of a district's identity with Dr Alexander Kleinschrodt. Buildings - both historical and more recent - are an important point of reference for the self-image of a city or a neighbourhood. Beuel-Mitte has a whole series of examples of this: Many are beautiful, but some are also uncomfortable, and some still look ... Read More

14.03.2024: Broadcasting contribution to Merten community radio

The Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch Monument and History Association is a guest at the Merten Citizens' Radio Studio The Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch Monument and History Association presents itself on the radio, more precisely at the Merten Citizens' Radio Studio. Chairman Carl Jakob Bachem and Deputy Chairwoman Claudia Knöfel answered questions from studio manager and presenter Otto Ganser. They reported on past and current projects, which have included an organisation for almost fifty years ... Read More

13-year-old Beethoven flees from the ice flood

An audio report by WDR on 27 February 2024 was about the young Beethoven, who had to save himself from a millennium flood on 27 February 1784. The WDR programme literally says: How did the "sin flood" come about, which went down in history as the millennium flood and from which the young Beethoven in Bonn also had to save himself from the window? First snow and ice, then the ... Read More

Review & impressions 24.02.2024: Communists, kings and conferences - The Petersberg venue

Communists, kings and conferences - a visit in the footsteps of the history of the Petersberg. The visit by the Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch Monument and History Association to the Petersberg in Königswinter was a complete success. The visit focussed on the former police guardhouse. The small museum called "Schauplatz Petersberg" took visitors back to the times of the former Bonn Republic. Tour guide Elmar Scheuren ... Read More

01.03.2024: Reference to exhibition

The Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch would like to draw your attention to the following event: Download flyer as pdf-file

06.02.2024: Reference to event

The Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn Rechtsrheinisch e.V. would like to draw your attention to the following event: "Zwischen den Stühlen: New findings on the high medieval double chapel in Bonn-Schwarzrheindorf in the field of tension between veil, mitre and crown. When: Tuesday, 06 February 2024, 17:00 - 20:00 Where: Haus der Bildung (VHS), room 1.11 (hall), Mühlheimer Platz 1, 53111 Bonn For the programme and further information, please refer to the following ... Read More

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

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 2 p.m.: Communists, kings and conferences - The Petersberg site. A guided tour through the former guard pavilion and across the plateau of the mountain rising 336 metres on the right bank of the Rhine: the Petersberg, which is not only part of the Siebengebirge Nature Park, but also formed the impressive backdrop for state visits for decades with its guest house of the Federal Government. Queen ... Read More

30.01.2024: StroofKOLLEG ->Carnival from Babylon to Beuel

Dr Sylva Harst: "Carnival from Babylon to Beuel" -> Note from 28.01.2024: Martha Gebhard will give the lecture in place of Dr Harst, who is ill. Carnival is not a Rhenish "invention"; 5000 years ago, Babylonians and Sumerians turned the world upside down. Rulers became slaves and vice versa, taboos were broken and everyday life was forgotten, this of course only ... Read More

Annual review 2023 of the association

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen Dear members! We would like to take a brief look back at our association's activities in 2023. Up-to-date information, especially about our events, was always available on our homepage on the Internet: www.denkmalverein-bonn.de. It's worth checking there regularly! - We have also been sending you information by e-mail for a long time. If you have not yet received this, ... Read More

Jürgen Langenbach deceased

We are saddened to announce that our member Jürgen Langenbach from Beuel-Limperich, aged 72, passed away on 16 December 2023. The funeral service, followed by an urn burial, will take place on Thursday, 4 January 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Platanenallee cemetery in Beuel, in the funeral hall on Gerbergastraße (formerly Gerhardstraße). The deceased, an architect and civil engineer, has ... Read More

Changed opening hours on Sunday, 10.12.2023

On Sunday, 10 December 2023, we have extended opening hours and the museum will be open for you from 12:00 to 18:00. As always, admission is free, donations are welcome.

10.12.2023: Reference to event

The Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn Rechtsrheinisch e.V. would like to draw your attention to the following event: On 10 December from 12 noon to 6 pm, the Association of Friends and Sponsors of Burg Lede e.V. invites you to the "Advent Hustle and bustle" in the park of Burg Lede With your contribution of 5 euros, you support the restoration of the historic gardens of Burg Lede. Children have free admission. Parking: Around ... Read More

The exhibition has started

A vernissage on 10 November 2023 marked the start of our exhibition "The lanterns of the Vilich Adelheidis School children and the paintings of the Beuel painter Helmut Degenhard" Ten goose lanterns and twelve pictorial representations of a Rhenish Martinmas procession from 1948 formed the framework for the vernissage of this year's Martinmas exhibition in the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus. Children from Vilich's Adelheidis School were also guests. They had the lights ... Read More

02.12.2023: Reference to reading

Advent reading for adults who are young at heart with Claudia Knöfel When: Saturday, 02.12.2023, starting at 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00 Where: Katholische öffentliche Bücherei St. Josef und Paulus, An St. Josef 19 B, 53225 Bonn (Beuel-Zentrum) Look forward to short Advent stories and tales about the Christmas (b)angel Alexis, why he is responsible for delivering presents in the Rhineland, plus the question of whether ... Read More

10.11.2023: Invitation to the vernissage

The Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch e.V. invites you to the vernissage for the start of the following exhibition: "Die Laternen der Vilicher Adelheidisschulkinder und die Bilder des Beueler Malers Helmut Degenhard" on Friday, 10 November 2023 at 6.30 pm in the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus, Adelheidisstraße 3 in 53225 Vilich The exhibition runs from 10 November 2023 up to and including 26 November 2023 and is open on Friday and Sunday during this time ... Read More

15.10.2023: Reference to "European Restoration Day

European Restoration Day on 15.10.2023. Art historian Dr Ulrich Eltgen invites visitors to view his progress on the restoration of the Wegekapelle at the Alte Rentei in Mayschoss, Waagstr. 16, weather permitting. To the European Restoration Day website Image: The wayside chapel in Mayschoss

13.10.2023: Reference to reading "Beueler Miniaturen" (Beuel miniatures)

The Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein would like to draw attention to the following event (organiser: Katholische Bücherei Beuel): Beueler Miniaturen - presented at a lively Heimatabend with Hans Paul Müller and his friends Patty Burgunder (read by Evi Zwiebler), Alexander Brüggemann, Dr. Sylva Harst, Dieter Noth and Wolfgang Zimmer. Be curious and look forward to history, stories and anecdotes around the ... Read More

Impressive: Our tour of the Ahr Valley

It was an impressive excursion to the Ahr Valley organised by the Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch Monument and History Society on Saturday, 23.09.2023. With a coach and under expert guidance, the tour first went to Ahrweiler to the Schützenmuseum, where art historian Dr Ulrich Eltgen from Linz explained how he is carrying out the voluntary restoration of a wooden Quirinus figure from 1880. This statue, previously already a victim of woodworm, had ... Read More

A complete success: Our courtyard party on 17.09.2023

As you know, this year's Hoffest took place in the courtyard of the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus on Sunday, 17.09.2023. In "imperial weather" many members, supporters and friends as well as new faces visited us: it was neither crowded nor empty at any time, so that many conversations about the association, its projects and activities were held in a "family atmosphere". The festival was accompanied musically by Mario Colditz, ... Read More

Further cooperation with the children of the Adelheidis School

Our future always belongs to the youth. That's why we should support them wherever possible. We do this, for example, by spending two mornings this week trying to bring the history of Vilich and the life and death of Saint Adelheid closer to the pupils of the Vilich Adelheidis School. On this occasion, the children on ... Read More

Invitation to the Tour to the Ahr on Saturday, 23.09.2023

Invitation Dear members, friends and supporters, the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn Rechtsrheinisch e.V. invites you to participate in the following event: The Ahr, the flood and the monuments two years after the catastrophe: a bus trip upstream with art historical accompaniment on Saturday, 23.09.2023 Programme: 10:00 a.m.: Departure Vilich, bus stop Bonn Vilich Kloster (Käsbergstraße)! Drive via Bad Bodendorf to Ahrweiler, ... Read More

Tuesday, 26.09.2023: StroofKOLLEG

StroofKOLLEG in the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus: "The Best Years in Bonn - Beethoven, Bonn Women and the Enlightenment on the Rhine". A film by Georg Divossen Tuesday, 26 September 2023, at the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus (Adelheidisstraße 3, 53225 Bonn), 7.30 pm, length 45 minutes In his film, filmmaker Georg Divossen deals with the Bonn of the last Elector Max Franz. His enthusiasm for the ideals of the Enlightenment ... Read More

Essay by Carl J. Bachem on the occasion of the Open Monument Day

The nationwide motto of this year's Open Monument Day is "Talent Monument". Under this guiding principle, our association also presented its Vilicher monument to the visitors, and Carl J. Bachem wrote a corresponding essay on it: "What makes the Mayor Stroof House a monument?" Here is the text: ">Talent Monument < What makes the Mayor Stroof House a monument? Monuments are witnesses to a mostly ... Read More

17.09.2023: Courtyard party at the Mayor Stroof House

Invitation to the Hoffest on 17.09.2023 On Sunday, 17.09.2023, our Hoffest will take place in the courtyard of the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus from 12:00 to 18:00. In the past years, the Hoffest has been a meeting place and occasion for many interesting conversations about our association and our work. Details as follows: Opening hours: 12:00 - 18:00 Guided tours of the house: We offer ... Read More

Programme on the Open Monument Day

On Sunday, 10.09.2023, the annual "Open Monument Day" will take place. The Monument and History Society has two events on the programme, one of them in connection with the parish, which will take place in the collegiate and parish church of St. Peter. Events of the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch e.V.: Place: Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus, Adelheidisstraße 3, 53225 Bonn Motto: "Talent Monument" - The Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus: What is its ... Read More

Notice of an event at St Joseph's Church

The Monument and History Society would like to draw attention to the following event: Title: Carillon Concert with Dina Verheyden and Richard de Waardt (BE) Date: Thursday, 7 September 2023, 17.00 in the Church of St. Josef in Beuel Admission: Admission is free - A donation is requested for the maintenance of the carillon. Part 1: Can you Handel John Williams? George Frideric Handel ... Read More

StroofKOLLEG on 29.08.2023

"How the Foveauxhäuschen came to the Ennert - and a little temple to the Finkenberg" - The end of Heisterbach Abbey and the whereabouts of its architectural sculpture and art treasures Lecture by Katrin Heitmann M.A., Bad Honnef Tuesday, 29 August 2023 8.00 p.m. in the Pfarrheim St. Gallus Küdinghoven, Gallusstraße 11-13 (Küdinghoven) Admission free, but donations are welcome "To a glass of wine" to ... Read More

Report in the General-Anzeiger on the monument tour

In its issue of 06.07.2023, the General-Anzeiger Bonn published a report on the association's monument tour and in particular on the children's version of the monument tour. We thank the editor Gabriele Immenkeppel for this. In picture front from left: Fabian Winter, child actor, 11 years old | Charlotte Winter, child actor, 11 years old (note: the two are twins) Picture back from right: Norbert Alich, Pantheon Theatre ... Read More

Extended opening hours on 02 July 2023

The Mayor Stroof House will be open on Sunday, 02 July 2023 from 2 - 6 pm. The reason for this is the lively activity in Vilich on this day: Lede Castle is taking part in the "Open Garden Day". Reason enough for the many visitors to take a detour to the neighbouring Museale Erinnerungsstätte. Why don't you also take a look ... Read More

Report in the "Bröckemännche" on the monument tour

In its issue of 29,06,2023, the Beueler Stadtmagazin published a report on the association's monument tour and in particular on the children's version of the monument tour. We would like to thank the editor Helmut Schmitt for this. Picture flnr: Angela Neuhaus, board of directors Denkmalverein and initiator of the children's tour | Rainer Pause, Pantheon Theater Bonn and one of the two speakers of the "adult tour | Fabian Winter, child actor, 11 ... Read More

Monument association mourns honorary member

The Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch mourns the death of its honorary member Editha Hoschützky, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly this week at the age of 91. Mrs Hoschützky was very deserving of the aims of our association, especially those related to her hometown of Vilich. She may also be called a "patron" of our association and therefore she was honoured on 15 September ... Read More

Find of the Month June 2023

Foreign fashions The grave of an adult woman from the middle of the 7th century was excavated in Bonn-Beuel. The deceased had an elaborate outfit of jewellery and costume. She wore two brooches on her chest instead of the single garment clasp typical of the period. An iron disc brooch with silver and gold ornamentation closed one cloak. A bronze bow brooch with the same arm was attached to a hanger made of bronze-covered leather straps with ... Read More

Fourth graders from the Adelheidis School visit Stroof House

On Tuesday, 20.06.2023, the fourth grade of the Adelheidis School, led by the headmistress Mrs. Schauerte, was our guest for four hours at the Stroof House. A total of 24 children were divided into 4 groups and guided through the house by the organisers of the event Dorothee Norbisrath, Monika Mai, Christine Keller and Hans Paul Müller. After a joint breakfast, the "Stroof Quiz" ... Read More

A complete success: Stroof College on Vilich local history

The event "The significant local and territorial history of Vilich", to which the Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch Monument and History Society invited guests to the Bürgermeister-Stroof-Haus as part of its Stroof-Kolleg, was exceptionally well attended. The guests listened intently to the presentation by Ursula Becker, a member of the association, who read excerpts from her book "Das historische Vilich", which was published a few weeks ago. Afterwards, she answered questions in turn with the chairman ... Read More

Summer ramble through the Härle Park Arboretum

Summer ramble through the Arboretum Park Härle in Beuel-Oberkassel - A "thank you evening" for the active members of the association In bright sunshine, the active volunteers of the Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch Monument and History Association explored the artfully but naturally laid out gardens of the Arboretum Park Härle in Beuel-Oberkassel and listened to the explanations of the technical director of the facility, Dipl.-Ing. Michael Dreisvogt. More than one hundred and fifty-year-old trees in the lower ... Read More

StroofKolleg: Vilicher history in dialogue on 30.05.2023

The Vilich Citizens' Association has recently published a book on the history of Vilich. The author is Ursula Becker: "Das historische Vilich. The Collegiate Church and the Historical Site" (155 p., richly illustrated - €19.80). This is an occasion for the Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch Monument and History Society to take a closer look at the important local history of Vilich in the context of its regular StroofKolleg ... Read More

Trellis trees for the Mayor Stroof House

The idyllic half-timbered courtyard of the Mayor Stroof House needs to be redesigned. The thuja trees planted in the course of the rescue work 30 years ago had to be felled because of wall damage. Historically, they were not necessarily appropriate anyway. They have now been replaced by an adequate species of tree, the shape of which is striking: they are two lime trees grown as a box-shaped trellis for the special purpose of providing privacy and protection from view. These ... Read More

Monument board confirmed in office

Monument board confirmed in office At their recent annual general meeting on 25 April 2023, the association members re-elected the previous - seven-member - board, this time with a few variations. Carl J. Bachem remains the chairman. However, he handed over the office of managing director to Bernd Müller, the association's previous webmaster. The office of deputy chairperson, previously held by Angela Neuhaus, is now held by ... Read More

Declaration of membership can now be filled out online

Our declaration of membership can now also be filled out online. Support the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch e.V. with your membership. The regular membership fee is €25 per year, €30 for family/partner memberships. All funds are used for the purposes of the association. The association is recognised as a non-profit organisation and is entitled to issue tax receipts ("Spendenquittung"), also for the membership fee itself. Please fill in the following form ... Read More

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 Degenhard and the torches of the Vilich Adelheidis schoolchildren

The Beuel painter Helmut Degenhard and the torches of the Vilich Adelheidis schoolchildren 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 available on request. Contact: denkmalverein.bonn@t-online.de The Beuel painter and graphic artist Helmut Degenhard (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' petition), 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 should be elevated to the status of municipal graves of honour. This was the first step in preventing 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