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

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 Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein 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 Mayor Stroof House

Carl Jakob Bachem, the chairman of the association


The association represents public interests in the field of monument preservation vis-à-vis the city of Bonn and other bodies, participates in land use plans, development plans, landscape plans, monument preservation plans, monument area and design statutes, cultural landscape cadastre, traffic routing in historic quarters, renaming of streets and similar tasks and cooperates in the landscape advisory board, monument committee, project advisory boards and other bodies.

The founding chairperson is Ruth Hieronymi.
Carl J. Bachem has been at the helm of the association since 1993.
Our association is recognized as a non-profit organization. It finances its work from membership fees and voluntary donations. Both are tax deductible (donation receipt).