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 staircase, it is an absolute rarity. Initially the population's refuge and defence tower, it was also the place where the Bergische Unterherrschaft Küdinghoven kept its records until secularisation. This church tower, all the way up to the belfry, is the goal of the StroofKOLLEG of the Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch e.V. (Bonn Historical Society).
At the same time, of course, the church itself will be visited, one of the very few classicist longhouses in our region, and the neighbouring grave cross garden, which preserves the historic stone crosses of the 17th and 18th centuries, including plague crosses from 1666. Finally, the painter Leo Breuer from Bonn will be remembered, whose grave in the Küdinghoven churchyard has been elevated to a municipal grave of honour on the initiative of the monument association. Recently, the association presented an exhibition of paintings by this important constructivist in its Mayor Stroof House.
The event at Saturday, 8 October 2022, is under the direction of Carl J. Bachem and Johannes Junglas. It starts at 3.00 p.m. at St. Gallus Church at the entrance. There is no cost; a donation for the upkeep of the Stroof House is requested. Registration is not required.