Bike Touring Highlight
Albrecht Dürer sailed by ship in 1520 past Zons to Düdorf. 1100 meters city wall surround the place, which was raised in 1372 by the archbishop of Cologne to the city. However, not unselfish, because Zons was so for Customs festivals and raised by the Rhine boaters Customs for the Archbishop Count Friedrich von Saarwerden. Albrecht Dürer had one from the Bishop of Bamberg
"Customs letter" received so that he remained tax-free. After this Kurkölnischen Customs House, the next Customs was due in the nearby Düdorf for the Counts of Berg.
February 6, 2017
RHEINSTRASSE - THE MEDIEVAL LANGUAGE ROAD
The Rheinstraße starts at the Schlossplatz. This is the road to the Rhine, which is bordered by the eastern city wall. Worth seeing are the watchtowers, also called Pfefferbüchsen, from which one has a great view of the Rhine and the Rhine meadows. The houses of the Rheinstraße are also worth seeing and give a vivid impression of what Zons once looked like. By the way, near the Rheinturm you will find the oldest houses of Zons. In between, the visitor will find various restaurants and cafes, which invite to a break.
December 21, 2016
Zons is first documented in the so-called Testament of the Bishop Kunibert of Cologne, which was written down to the middle of the 7th century, but is not yet handed down in a version of the late 11th century. Here is the oldest name form Zuonizo or Zuonice handed down, their origin is still unknown. In a deed of Bishop Heribert of Cologne from 1019 is given as the name for Zons the location of the later house Bürgel with "Burgula bei Zünce".
Archaeological finds of the 7th century indicate an already Merovingian settlement in Zons, whose exact location is still unclear. Written sources prove a Fronhof of the Cologne archbishop in Zons at least since the beginning of the 12th century. In the 1980s, archaeological investigations in the Zonser Burg area revealed building foundations that are interpreted as remnants of the landlord's own church and thus as part of the Fronhof complex.
July 3, 2015
City Zons is an ideal destination on the beautiful Rhine. It belongs to Dormagen today.
Zons was first mentioned in documents in the middle of the 7th century.
In Zons there are various cultural possibilities, sights, nice shops and many restaurants. Bring your time to rest and enjoy the Middle Ages: the Rhine Gate, the city wall, the small streets, toll house with chapel, castle, Krötzschenturm (formerly - weir, watchtower, prison), Juddeturm, mill, the cute pig fountain and the beautiful Rheinaue for a walk.
June 16, 2018
The former kurkölnische Zollfeste Zons, by archbishop Friedrich III. founded by Saarwerden in the 14th century, is considered in its excellent state of preservation as a unique example of a fortified medieval city in the Rhineland.Particularly worth seeing is the mighty Rhine Tower from the year 1388. But also the Juddeturm with its baroque bonnet and the windmill with its still original wooden grinder from the 17th century are beside the Rheinanlegeplatz and the city walls popular Fotomotive.
October 31, 2017
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