History bits

Probably no other Rhine village radiates so much joy of life and cheeriness like little Erpel at the base of the Erpeler Ley. Its panorama and skyline are very much like they could be seen by Merian in 1664.

Despite extensive destruction in the last months of WW II in 1945 during the fight over the Ludendorff bridge in the southern part of the village the main character of the village could be preserved during its rebuilding after the war.

Hence large baroque houses with extensive yards and gardens line the river front. The most significant building is the former Frohnhof of the Cologne Church Chapter – built in 1725 – and its hexagonal garden house.


Rhine Alley with its historical Fronhof

Cities and villages around Bonn: Erpel

The legend of the pearls of the Rhine

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