Hotel Haus Kaiser
Geistenbecker Strasse 25, Monchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, 41199, Germany
More about Mönchengladbach
Illuminated Borussia Park
the old Bökelberg Stadion
Travel Tips for Mönchengladbach
Citiy magazines for Mönchengladbach
If you would like to know where to go for a good party, a concert, an exhibition or what's played in the theatre of the city you are, buy the latest PRINZ. In this magazine you find nearly everything about many cities or areas in Germany. If you are in Mönchengladbach the Düsseldorf-issue would be most interesting for you, but don't forget that the most tips are located in Düsseldorf! Issues are also offerd for following cities/ ares: Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dresden, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Nürnberg, Ruhrgebiet, Stuttgart
Cheaper (exactly for free) is the Mönchengladbacher Stadtmagazin. You get it in shops like the Mayerische Buchhandlung at the Theatergalerie or restaurants like the Sukhothai and the Café Trotzdem. Most of the tips are just for Mönchengladbach and Krefeld. Here's the link for the Düsseldorf issue of the PRINZ:
and here the one for the Stadtmagazin:http://www.stadtmagazin.de/
New home (for at least a while)
As you might already read on my homepage, I moved to Mönchengladbach a little while ago for a traineeship program.
I'll try to give you an impression on the city I'm living in.
Mönchengladbach was founded by monks in 974. Therefore the name…. Mönchengladbach just means "monks (at the) Glad brook". It wasn't until 1366, the monks decided to fortify the settlement by building a stone wall around it and erect some watchtowers. In the same years, the city was official within the borders of the Grafschaft Jülich (Shire of Jülich).
In 1801 French control was extended up to the left bank of the Rhine after the treaty of Luneville. This also included Mönchengladbach. The monks were forced to leave the monastery.
In 1940 the city was destroyed by allied bomber squads. Until 1945, 75% of the city was destroyed by these air raids.
The city is located between Düsseldorf about 30km in the west. The "Ruhrgebiet" in the north. And the dutch border town of Venlo about 25 Km east.
There are 250.000 people living in Gladbach. In the middle of the city is the "Abteiberg" which means abbey hill. with, you probaby already guessed it, has the main cathedral placed on top. The Abteiberg is surrounded by the old city cneter which now has a couple of bars and diskotheques .