Mönchengladbach Travel Guide

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    view of the stadium
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    Schloss Rheydt
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    Mönchengladbacher Münster
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Mönchengladbach Things to Do

  • St. Mariä Himmelfahrt

    Located at the top of the Abteiberg hill is the late-gothic St.Mariä Himmelfahrt (Assumption) Church, with its tower foundations that date from the 13th century. The nave was added between 1469 and 1533. The two side tower chapels were built on the church in 1890.

  • Mönchengladbach Cathedral

    The Romanesque cathedral built in the 13th-century actually dates back as far as the crypt and the founding of the abbey in 974 by Gero, Archbishop of Cologne, and his companion, the monk Sandrad of Trier.

  • The Zoo

    It's just a little zoo they have in Mönchengladbach without big attractions, more the "standards". But for families with kids it's a nice day out, definitely. I loved the Guinea Pigs most, they have a real little town for themselves!


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Mönchengladbach Restaurants

  • El Paso

    A great Mexican restaurant in the city center of Mönchengladbach. It's a huge place, with lots of tables outside and inside. Big menu with dishes with lots of different meat and vegetarian options. Good cocktails as well. And friendly fast staff!!! Definitely a place to recommend.

  • Simple, but very good food

    The "Zum Döre Strüxke" is an old restaurant-pub, the kind of pubs where the neighbourhood meet in the evening to have a beer. It quite nice there and the service is friendly.open daily from 5 p.m.Sundays and on holidays "lunchtable" from 12 a.m. to 2 p.m.Sa / So / Mo "Frühschoppen" (which means a "cosy" meeting in the morning with beer ;-) If you...

  • Tasty and healthy snack for the shopping...

    At the Goody Foody you can have a break of your shopping tour in Mönchengladbach because it's quite close to the main shopping street, the Hindenburgstraße. You can also buy food to take-away. I really love the freshly squeezed juices. They have very good foil-potatoes. Everything there tastes like it's very fresh (and I think it is :-)


Mönchengladbach Nightlife

  • Exotic restaurant/lounge

    In an old framework house in the middle of the oldtown just opened this lounge. A China restaurant has been in the house before and the new owners kept as much as possible in the exotic Asian style. With a few changes they made a stylish place out of it. The fingerfood is wonderful, the atmosphere very nice and you also have the possiblitiy to eat...

  • Cosy café in the middle of...

    Not really a place for nightlife but also a place where you can go to in the evening is Das Café. It's, like you probably already guessed, a nice café where you can find people aged 15 to 35.I really love the milk coffee and the baguettes are wonderful. You can also choose other snacks or dishes, but remember that it's a café, so the food may not...

  • Pub with Indie-music

    Pub in the middle of the oldtown. If you like rock, indie and music like that, this is your place! You can be dressed how you feel. But probably you don't feel very comfortable when you're overdressed. Jeans and sneakers are okay.

  • Small, hidden House-Club

    Small club-lounge, hidden in an old, shabby house right in the middle of the Oldtown vis-á-vis to the small tower there. Only a "dicso-ball" and grave-candles show you Die Nacht.Good house-music, young people (ca. 20 to 30 years old). Don't go there before 1 a.m. Not too casual, but you if you come in casual clothes the bouncer wouldn't send you...

  • Stylish bar

    Minimalistic Asian touched styled bar in the center of Mönchengladbach: the Moshi Bar. People come in this small bar to see and be seen - and beside this to drink the good cocktails and eat the great food. A nice place to start the evening or even for dinner. I like the sushis and the noodles (everything here is with a slight Asian touch of...

  • Student Mexican bar with great Margarita

    Located close to the Oldtown the Mezcalito offers the best Strawberry-Margarita in MG (or even in Germany, I've been in many German cities but never drank Strawberry-Margarita like this)!! Nice Mexican styled bar. Many students go there to meet friends. So there are a lot of younger people age 16 to 30, the average is around 23. On Wednesday,...


Mönchengladbach Transportation

  • Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof (Central...

    The station is the larger of the two Hauptbahnhof stations in Mönchengladbach which is due to the merger between the cities of Mönchengladbach and Rheydt in the 1970s, and the reluctance of the Deutsche Bundesbahn to rename Rheydt Hauptbahnhof.

  • MöBus (Mönchengladbach Bus) Service

    The MöBus ("Mönchengladbach Bus") service centre of the NVV AG is located in the middle of the Europaplatz. One unusual feature is that there are Solar panels on the roofs of the bus stops.

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Mönchengladbach Shopping

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    Gunther Lambert: German Design Firm

    by prunila Written Oct 28, 2002

    Lambert GmbH is a company which produces furniture and accesories for the house very special.

    What to buy: Factory Outlet
    (Auslaufartikel, 1B Ware, 2. Wahl, Muster/Ausstellungsstücke):

    Do. 12 – 20 Uhr
    Fr. 12 – 18.30 Uhr
    Sa. 10 – 16 Uhr

    What to pay: I don't know…
    at their website you can download the new catalogue.

    picture of clark gable loungue chair

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Mönchengladbach Local Customs

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    Getting a drink

    by yumyum Written Dec 20, 2009

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    In the stadium they sell various beers and soft drinks for 3 Euro each. They come in reusable plastic beakers and you pay a deposit of one Euro for each. They make a nice and light weight souvenir. I took one home to Switzerland.

    Take home a souvenir!

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Mönchengladbach What to Pack

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    Go out in Mönchengladbach and other...

    by elbe Written Feb 7, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: If you want to go out in Mönchengladbach you can wear casual clothes as well as more trendier clothes. But don't dress too posh - Mönchengladbach still is a province city, you can dress up more when you go to a club in Düsseldorf.

    Miscellaneous: The German weather is always good for surprises. It can be very cold and rainy in the summertime but it's also possible that you can wear t-shirt and shorts in April or May. So don't forget your umbrella and at least one warm pullover and one pair of long trousers (or buy it in Germany in case you need it).

    German weather
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Mönchengladbach Off The Beaten Path

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    Try to visit the lovely little...

    by margaretvn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Try to visit the lovely little Monschau in the Eiffel area not far from Monchengladbach and near the Belgian border. It is really lovely - more photos in my travelogue.

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Mönchengladbach Sports & Outdoors

  • Watch a football game!

    We arrived here by special bus from the Mönchengladbach railway station. In your footy ticket the VRR transport region is included and therefore also the transport to the stadium. When you arrive by train in Mönchengladbach you exit the station to the back and not to the city side. There you will find all the busses lined up which bring you to the...

  • Soccer at the Nordpark

    If there's something the Mönchengladbacher take pride in it's the Borussia, their soccer team. Although it had the best times in the Seventies, the Mönchengladbacher are still loyal fans.The new Nordpark-Stadion is located close to the highway A 61 at Mönchengladbach. Good shoes if you just have a standing room and clothes for bad weather if you...

  • Borussia

    When you look for Mönchengladbach on the net, you'll mostfly find football website.On the weekend that I was there (May 2003), there was a match against Bremen. The men went to watch the game while the girls did their thing. Borussia had to win the match and they did!


Mönchengladbach Favorites

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    Citiy magazines for Mönchengladbach

    by elbe Written Feb 12, 2003

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    Favorite thing: 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.

    Fondest memory: Here's the link for the Düsseldorf issue of the PRINZ:
    and here the one for the Stadtmagazin:http://www.stadtmagazin.de/

    Stadtmagazin M��nchengladbach edition
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