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 Bonn-Rechtsrheinisch 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 the museum memorial was also very popular.
The motto of the day this year was: "KulturSpur. A case for the protection of historical monuments". And the visitors discovered these protected "traces of culture" in abundance, starting with the plastered façade of the house, which conceals a rural half-timbered structure and reflects the wealth of the owner, to the original writing desk of the mayor, where he perhaps conducted official business, to the actual traces of earlier paintings in the interior.
Carl J. Bachem, the chairman of the association, and Carola Nathan also offered guided tours of the Vilich churchyard with its rare historic grave crosses, which were also enthusiastically received.