The Venues

Imagine a place where music is coming into existence. What would it look like? We’ve asked this question ourselves - and brought to life a large festival site, which could not be more diverse: From ship to industrial hall, from chapel to socio-cultural centre, right at the most magical place in the city - the bank of the Rhine River in Monheim.

The future „Kulturraffinerie K714“
The future „Kulturraffinerie K714“, Photo: Monheimer Kulturwerke


Main venue is the Kulturraffinerie K714, an industrial monument from the 19th century. The building was formerly used as an oil barrel filling plant and later as a warehouse. One day after the Triennial will be finished, the conversion to a state-of-the-art, multifunctional event hall will begin.

For the Triennale 2020 we use this moment before reconstruction, between old and new, "what was" and "what will be", when the past sounds still echo and mix with the future. An atmosphere in which anything can happen - a place of origin for music that has never been heard like this before.

40789 Monheim am Rhein

Animation MS RheinGalaxie
Animation MS RheinGalaxie, Photo: KD Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt GmbH

MS RheinGalaxie

The MS RheinGalaxie, Cologne-Düsseldorf German Rhine Navigation's (KD) most modern event ship, will be launched in May 2020. 85 metres long and 14 metres wide, the new event venue offers space for concerts of the Monheim Triennale.

As a floating stage, the venue dissolves the visual border between water and land and includes the Rhine as part of the Monheim Festival Mile. For the opening, the venue offers a unique opportunity to combine the sounds of water with the Monheim atmosphere and the "new" - the innovative music of the artists.

Sojus 7 (Jonny Glut 2019)
Sojus 7 (Jonny Glut 2019), Photo: Sojus 7

Sojus 7

The „Sojus 7“ is a voluntary operated socio-cultural centre in Monheim am Rhein. Formerly a beetroot factory, the cultural meeting place now pulsates as an interface between different music genres and events.

A place of encounter that means it honestly. Constantly changing, it changes its face every hour, by those who listen carefully: "Paint me. Paste me. Hang your posters where you like it. Fill me with your interests, your music. I don't care who you are, how old you are. You are welcome..."

Kapellenstr. 38
40789 Monheim am Rhein

Interior of Marienkapelle
Interior of Marienkapelle


In 1418 the „Marienkapelle“ was built of wood and replaced in 1514 by a late gothic chapel made of stone. For centuries, it was considered a landmark of the town of Monheim, visible from far away. A lot has happened during this time: Directly on the Rhine, the church not only survived every flood, but also both world wars without damage.

How does a small stone house survive 500 years of history? The „Marienkapelle“ does not reveal its secret, nor the prayers, memories, worries and wishes of the people who have entrusted themselves to it. But it regularly opens up to music: the concert series "Klangwellen 714" takes place here on the first Sunday of every month.

An d'r Kapell
40789 Monheim am Rhein

Deusser Haus
Deusser Haus, Photo: Stadt Monheim


The famous painter August Deusser once lived in the "Deusser House". He got his inspiration from the adjacent garden. Today the house documents the 1800-year history of Monheim am Rhein. Deusser's drawings of the „Marienkapelle“ and the former Gethmann cabbage factory (now Sojus 7) show how present these places were even then.

Music, dance, joy and togetherness. The grass tickles under your feet, the blue sky frames the surrounding trees. The garden is a place of art - and of making music together.

An d'r Kapell 2
40789 Monheim am Rhein