Learn more about our history, our goals, our work and the people behind the association.

The Mehlem House


We are a "citizens' initiative" of 350 friends and supporters for the preservation of the cultural heritage in the Bonn-Beuel district.

Founded in 1975 under the name Verein Haus Mehlem e.V., our activities began with the rescue of the baroque patrician house Mehlem in Beuel, which was threatened with demolition.

This was followed by the rescue of the dilapidated half-timbered house in Vilich, which was the residence and official residence of Leonhard Stroof, the first mayor of Bonn on the right bank of the Rhine. In 2009, the association took over its management and sponsorship.

Since then, our association has been involved in a variety of ways in all areas of the city district of Beuel.

The Mayor Stroof House


The Monument and History Society Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch has the following goals

  • Protection and preservation of historical monuments
  • Research and communication of history
  • Preservation of the historic fabric of the place and the landscape
in the borough of Bonn-Beuel.


The association pursues with ideas and initiatives the preservation of the cultural and historical heritage of the city of Bonn, with a focus on the district of Bonn-Beuel. It represents public interests, especially in the field of monument preservation, vis-à-vis the city of Bonn and other institutions.

Among other things, he is involved in land use, development and landscape plans, monument preservation plans, monument area, preservation and design statutes, cultural landscape cadastre, traffic routing in historic districts, street naming and similar tasks. He is a member of the Monument Committee and the Conservation Advisory Board of the City of Bonn, as well as project advisory boards and other committees. He is a member of the working group of Bonn's historical societies.

The founding chairperson of the association is Ruth Hieronymi. Carl J. Bachem has been at the helm since 1993.

The association is recognised as a non-profit organisation. It finances its work from membership fees and voluntary donations. Both are tax deductible (donation receipt).


Carl J. Bachem

Claudia Knöfel
Vice Chair

Johannes Junglas
Board & Treasurer

Carola Nathan
Board member

Dorothee Norbisrath
Board member


Angela Neuhaus
Board member


Support the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch e.V. with your membership.

The ordinary membership fee shall amount annually to
25 €, for family/partner memberships to 30 €.

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.