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About Monchengladbach

Located very close to the western border of Germany, Mönchengladbach is a small city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Churches and monks have a significant place in the history of the city which was first founded around a church built in the region in the late 900s. Over time, the population has become over 250.000 in Mönchengladbach, which has grown with the conurbation of other small settlements around.

During your trip to Mönchengladbach, you can start your tour program from the city center, and there you can see the old monastery that serves as the town hall of the city today, churches and cathedrals. Moreover, the city has been one of the most well-known weaving centers in Germany from past to present. You can come across various weaving galleries and workshops while visiting the old streets of Mönchengladbach.

Mönchengladbach, which is considered one of the leading places in Europe in terms of military, hosts NATO forces in that part of Germany. The enterprises on paper, weaving, forging and machinery hold an important place for the economy in the city that hosts some of the developed industrial installations in the country. Another product that has domination over the economic buoyancy of Mönchengladbach is chocolate. Chocolates and cakes made in the city are very popular and sent to other big cities of Germany.

Tourism has been among the developing sectors especially since the end of the 1980s. Today, there are dozens of different hotels in Mönchengladbach and each year these hotels are preferred by the visitors who are especially interested in the magnificent history of the region.

The majority of people living in the city consists of those who are German origin. Turks, Polish, Syrians, Romanians and Bulgarians constitute the remaining part of the city residents.

Located about 5 kilometers outside the city, Mönchengladbach Airport is open to general aviation, but regular flights are not available here. You can fly to Dusseldorf Airport, which is located just 32 kilometers away, to travel Mönchengladbach and its surroundings.

You can choose from transportation options such as buses, bicycles and taxis for urban transportation. There are buses to certain points from the center with a limited departure times. Taxi option is rather more costly but it is at your service any time of day. If you have a bicycle, you can get to many places in Mönchengladbach without having any difficulty.

Hockey, racing and football are among the most important sporting events in Mönchengladbach, the hometown of the well-known airplane designer Hugo Junkers. When you visit the city, you can watch the football matches at the Borussia-Park, inaugurated in 2004 with a capacity of 54.000 spectators.

In the city, thermometers may show negative numbers in winter, which can make traveling the area difficult. The temperate spring and summer months are quite favorable for traveling Mönchengladbach.

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