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. Here was the Roman ford through the Rhine, here the permanent military ferry, and here alone there must also have been, if at all, a fixed bridge.

So Bonn has far more relics from its 400-year Roman period than just the camp in the north of the city centre.

Everything we know today about the presence of the Romans on the right bank of the Rhine has been professionally prepared by Dr Birke and Dr Stefan Brühne for the Monuments Society.

Elaboration on the topic by Dr. Birke and Dr. Stefan Brühne as pdf