7 Mar 2017

LEVERKUSEN SURROUNDINGS

When I visited my old schoolfriend from 1951 who lives near Leverkusen, she showed me the surroundings. We couldn't do all we wanted to do because the weather was so bad.

First we stopped at Schloss Morsbroich .











Morsbroich Castle, home to the avant-garde museum, is situated in a vast, well-kept nature park with a sculpture garden. First recorded in 1220, Morsbroich was the seat of the Teutonic Knights from 1619 to 1803. In 1774 Ignaz von Roll demolished the medieval castle and replaced it with a baroque palace. In 1857 Friedrich von Diergardt, a silk manufacture from Viersen, took over the house and added two wings to it in 1885. The city of Leverkusen acquired Morsbroich Castle in 1974. Today, it houses an art museum and a restauran.

Unfortunately it was too windy, and cold, that we couldn't see the garden only a little bit at the entrance where the first spring flowers showed their nose.

Next stop was the Restaurant "Die Wacht am Rhein" (The Guard on the Rhine)



From outside I didn't like the architecture of it.



There was a modern sculpture from a famous sculptor, so famous that I don't remember his name. It was out of metal and to me is a question of taste.



Inside the restaurant was nicely decorated and modern, the food was excellent, they mostly serve local specialities.



Marilyn greets you at the entrance !



The Bayer Leverkusen company owns most of the area and here was the employees club for canoe and other water sports.





It must be very beautiful there when the weather is nice, there is a lot of traffic on the Rhine.






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4 comments:

Lea said...

I like Marilyn better than the metal sculpture by famous artist!
The weather there looks like the weather here - some Spring flowers trying their best to brighten rainy days

Andrew said...

What a shame about the weather, especially when it is bad enough to prevent you from doing things. Maybe you will be back one day.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Lovely cityscapes. I like

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Too bad the weather wasn't better, but it was nice to see the changes. I'm sure the weather is why you got bronchitis....