MönchengladbachNorth Rhine-Westphalia, Germany with 262,000 inhabitants (2017).
By planeThe closest airport is Düsseldorf (DUS) with a number of national and international connections
Mönchengladbach Airporta small general aviation airfield
By trainMönchengladbach can be reached by regional trains. For long distance trains, change in Duisburg, Düsseldorf or Cologne
Mönchengladbach has two stations named "Hauptbahnhof" ("main station") due to the merger of Rheydt and Mönchengladbach and the former main station of Rheydt never being renamed.
By busIntercity buses in Germany serve the town.
Both Rheydt and Mönchengladbach used to have streetcar systems which were shut down in the 1950s and 1960s and there are no concrete plans of ever building one again, making modern Mönchengladbach one of Germany's biggest cities without urban rail of any kind. Mönchengladbach has a bus system but it's limited. From 20:00, it's of no practical help and from 23:00 there are no buses. Buses start from 05:00 (09:00 on Sundays!). On Fridays and Saturdays there is a Night Bus from the party area Alter Markt / Waldhausener Str. to the outskirts, but only until 03:00. You'll always find a taxi of course but they can be costly. Biking is advisable only from April to October, watch out for sudden weather changes. Distances within the centre are easily walked, but Rheydt and the outskirts are not.
address: Schlossstraße 508Museum
address: Abteistraße 27
- Borussia Mönchengladbach - The club is in the Bundesliga. The stadium capacity is 54.000 people, you might like to join a match, especially versus Bayern München, 1.FC. Köln, or Borussia Dortmund
- On Wednesday nights usually you will start at the Mezcalito at about 21:00, pay an entry fee of €3 and drink half-price drinks. Comfortably numb you will then stagger to the Rossi and finish your work. Sometimes there are open jam sessions or live concerts at the Projekt 42.
- On Thursday there are occasional "poetry slams" at the Projekt 42 (German), better check the HP before.
If you like German bread: Cafe Ö, Marktstieg 8, very close to the "Alter Markt", is a non-chain-bakery and cafe. They do handcrafted, organic, whole wheat bread. That's what Germans miss when they're abroad (some even more than beer).
If you consider tea bags a crime and are in need of the real stuff: Tee Gschwender, Hindenburgstr., at the "Theater Galerie" will give you sweet relief.
You'll find a Chucks and Vans shop at the Theater Galerie, too.
If you're into punk, hardcore, and ska music and clothes, pay a visit to
address: Wallstr. 19Old fashioned students' cafe
address: Stephanstr. 1
address: am Alten Markt
address: Rheydter Straße
address: am Alten Markt
phone: +49 2161 178855address: Waldhausener Str. 25
address: Alter Markt 23A little overstyled, Fashionable beer, big TV screen.
phone: +49 2166 254199address: Geneickenerstraße 104
Hotel Kunst und Nippesaddress: Waldhausener Str. 28
phone: +49 2161 8930address: Hohenzollernstrasse 5, 41061 MönchengladbachThe hotel offers 145 rooms & 13 suites.
Schloss DyckFormer water castle, transformed into a Baroque chateau during 1656 to 1667. One of the most beautiful and imposing residences in the Rhineland. It is surrounded by an English-style landscape garden with remarkable old and rare trees.