Monheim am Rhein
Monheim am Rhein has a population of 43,000. It is located between Cologne and Düsseldorf and borders Leverkusen to the south. The town came to prominence in 2009 for having the youngest mayor in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
40789 Monheim am Rhein, Germany
Tel.: +49 2173 - 38 0
The Monheim site at a glance:
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Frequently asked questions about the Monheim site
Covering 65 hectares, Bayer in Monheim has 2,000 employees working for the Crop Science division and 400 for Animal Health. Crop Science researches and develops new crop protection agents in Monheim, and manages global marketing of the products there as well. Animal Health in Monheim has both research and development and production departments for animal drug products in Monheim.
The Bayer site in Monheim is a virtual paradise. The Tropicarium is a 300-square-meter jungle that was created in the early 1980s under the same roof as the company restaurant and several conference rooms. Date trees, rice, sugar cane, fruit trees, China cassia and African mahogany grow here alongside 400 other crop plants from the tropical and subtropical climate zones. They create a perfect setting for daily lunch breaks, meetings with customers or just for a relaxing stroll.
- Bayer Bee Care Center
As part of its Bee Care Program, Bayer has established a number of Bee Care Centers and stations over the last few years. Their purpose is to promote an exchange of information on, and strengthen commitment to, the field of bee health. The first Bayer Bee Care Center was opened in 2012 at the Monheim site, where it can draw on the concentrated expertise of both Animal Health and Crop Science. It is the hub for all existing and future bee health projects in the Bayer Group companies. In the warmer months, a colorful strip of flowers points the way to the Bee Care Center.
- Die Sprösslinge Children’s Daycare Center
The company children’s daycare center called “Die Sprösslinge” was opened in Monheim in 2011 for 60 children. It has received numerous awards for its zero emissions energy concept.
If you like the outdoors, there are 75 kilometers of hiking trails in and around Monheim. Marked hikes and cycle tours meander through the Monheim Riverbend, Knipprath Forest, the Baumberg Meadows and Marienburg Park. Visitors to the park can still admire Marienburg Manor, a country residence built in 1879/80 for Reichstag representative Eugen von Kesseler, which today is a conference center.
Water skiers will have a great time in neighboring Langenfeld. The Langenfeld Water Skiing Park offers water skiing and wakeboarding for beginners and professionals. The facility can also be leased for events. Directly on the lake is a restaurant with barbecue pits.
The Marke Monheim cultural office offers a diverse cultural program. With a mix of theater, music, comedy, cabaret and readings at various venues, it has something to interest Monheim residents of all ages.
The over 800-year history of Monheim am Rhein is re-told with the help of the MonChronik panels posted at the town’s historic sites. Blue goose tracks are found throughout the city, connecting the locations of the MonChronik in Monheim’s Old Town, in Baumberg and at the two Tourist Information Centers at the bus depot and at the foot of the Old Town. The individual routes of this discovery tour can be covered on foot in between 5 and 15 minutes.