Open Day in the Flora, the Gürzenich and the Bastei Sunday, 10th September 2017 from 11.00 to 18.00 hrs.

Historical architecture, traditional stately buildings, magnificent rooms, late Gothic façade and an eventful history - the Gürzenich, the Flora and the Bastei invite you to their Open Day!

On the occasion of the "Day of the Open Monument", the KölnKongress locations - Flora Köln, Gürzenich Köln and the Bastei - will open their doors on Sunday, 10th September, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m..

 

The Flora - the traditional stately building is located at the heart of the Botanical Gardens, its story is characterized by the eventful history of the past 150 years. The historic building which dates back to the Wilhelminian era was opened in 1864, it suffered severe damage during the Second World War and, following  several renovations, was officially reopened in its original form in 2014. Today the Flora is the top address for social events, conferences and private family celebrations in Cologne – allow yourself to be enchanted by its charm!

 

The Gürzenich Köln – Cologne's most traditional venue: in 1447, it was built as a municipal dance and shopping centre and almost completely destroyed during World War II. The Gürzenich ensemble was built between 1952 and 1955 according to plans produced by Karl Band and Rudolf Schwarz. The restoration, modernization and extension of the Gürzenich as an event centre was carried out in 1996 and 1997, with extensive  preservation and conservational treatment of the listed buildings. Today, it provides the perfect setting for stylish celebrations, meetings, concerts and carnival events. The people of Cologne love "their" Gürzenich – take a look and convince yourself of why.

 

Die Bastei – Formerly part of the city's medieval fortifications, today's building rises prominently above the above the bow in the Rhine. Built by the Cologne architect Wilhelm Riphahn and officially opened in 1924, it was destroyed during the war and rebuilt in the 1950s according to old plans and under the direction of the same architect. Today, its guests can enjoy the panoramic view over the Rhine and the skyline of Cologne - you are cordially invited to see it for yourself!