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MoenchengladbachGermany

Spend the day touring stately manors set amid verdant lawns. In the evening cheer on one of Germany’s best small soccer clubs.

Hard to pronounce, but easy to love, Moenchengladbach is one of Germany’s greenest cities, filled with parks. This outdoorsy atmosphere perhaps explains the relative dominance of Borussia Moenchengladbach, the city’s soccer team. Cobbled together from two historic small towns, the city is a green retreat in the middle of the Rhine Valley, characterized by its peaceful atmosphere as well as its beautiful architecture. Become a citizen of Moenchengladbach, also known as Gladbach, by cheering on the team at Borussia-Park.

Moenchengladbach’s parks are distinctive sights. Begin in the Bunter Garten, which cuts Gladbach in two. The long, narrow park features playgrounds, public art, a botanic garden and an aviary. For something a little wilder, go outside the city to the rivers, lakes and forests of the Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park, which stretches to the Dutch border.

Tour some of the Rhineland’s most beautiful castles, from the 16th-century Schloss Rheydt, with its yearly Renaissance fair, to the moated Rococo Schloss Dyck and its stunning interior decoration. Explore the treasury of the Basilica of St. Vitus, which holds an impressive collection of illuminated manuscripts and a cloth said to have been laid at the Last Supper. For more modern art, visit the postmodern Abteiberg Museum whose building stands out starkly in the historic center.

Moenchengladbach is part of the Rhine Valley industrial zone, but its slightly remote location explains its rural but well-connected character. Düsseldorf, the biggest city in the area, is a 35-minute drive or train ride from the Old Town. Several of Germany’s biggest train lines run through Düsseldorf, with connections throughout the country and farther away. Get to Düsseldorf international airport in 30 minutes by car or a little bit over an hour by train. The relatively spread out nature of Moenchengladbach’s urban footprint means that it can be useful to rent a car to get around.

Get wrapped up in Moenchengladbach fans’ energy in the Kapuzinerplatz and on Waldhausener Straße, whose atmosphere on game nights is second only to being in the park itself.

Where to stay in Moenchengladbach

Moenchengladbach

Gladbach

You'll enjoy the bars and shopping in Gladbach. You might want to make time for a stop at Hindenburgstrasse or Old Market Square.

Gladbach
Am Wasserturm, Moenchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Am Wasserturm

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the restaurants and museums in Am Wasserturm. You might want to make time for a stop at Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle or Botanical Garden.

Am Wasserturm
Indoor climbing in a church! www.kletterkirche.de

Waldhausen

While there might not be top attractions in Waldhausen, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Borussia Park and Old Market Square.

Waldhausen

Top Hotels in Moenchengladbach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Dorint Parkhotel Mönchengladbach
Dorint Parkhotel Mönchengladbach
4 out of 5
Hohenzollernstr. 5, Moenchengladbach, NW
The price is $69 per night

Located in Am Wasserturm, this spa hotel is steps from Bunter Garden and Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle. Botanical Garden and Hindenburgstrasse are also within 10 minutes. ...

4/5Very Good! (314 reviews)

"Nice spacious and clean room with comfortable bed. Lack of coffee/tea but this may be down to Covid19 measures in place. Overall a pleasant stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dorint Parkhotel Mönchengladbach
H4 Hotel Monchengladbach
H4 Hotel Monchengladbach
3.5 out of 5
Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1, Moenchengladbach
The price is $101 per night

Located in Rheindahlen-Land, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach and Borussia Park. Hindenburgstrasse is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (124 reviews)

"Nice staff, efficient process, decent breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

H4 Hotel Monchengladbach
Palazzo Hotel
Palazzo Hotel
3 out of 5
Hindenburgstr. 286, Moenchengladbach, NW
The price is $39 per night

Located in Eicken, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hindenburgstrasse and Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle. Bunter Garden and Botanical Garden are also within ...

3.2/5 (159 reviews)

"I’ve stayed many time as this hotel. Always had good service and clean room"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Palazzo Hotel

Popular places to visit in Moenchengladbach

Hindenburgstrasse
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Hindenburgstrasse

During your visit to Nord, you can browse for the perfect souvenirs at Hindenburgstrasse. Take in the festivals while you're in the area.

Messe Duesseldorf
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Messe Duesseldorf

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Messe Duesseldorf during your trip—a top convention center in Düsseldorf. While you're in the area, find time to visit its shops.

Duesseldorf-Hafen
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Duesseldorf-Hafen

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Dusseldorf’s revamped harbor provides a place to admire modern architecture, dine in award-winning restaurants, and enjoy panoramic city views.

Top things to do in Moenchengladbach

Düsseldorf : Your 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Flight
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Düsseldorf : Your 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Flight

$186
Per adult
Altstadt Old Town Tour
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Altstadt Old Town Tour

$15
Per adult
Düsseldorf Old town - guided tour
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Düsseldorf Old town - guided tour

$250
Per adult
Excursion to Düsseldorf
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Excursion to Düsseldorf

$794
Per adult
Panoramic Düsseldorf Tour (3h, max 5 ppl, chauffeur, guide)
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Panoramic Düsseldorf Tour (3h, max 5 ppl, chauffeur, guide)

$764
Per adult
Departure Private Transfer Dusseldorf City to Dusseldorf Airport by Luxury Van
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Departure Private Transfer Dusseldorf City to Dusseldorf Airport by Luxury Van

$115
Per adult

Reviews of Moenchengladbach

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Viersen

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Willich

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Erkelenz

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Korschenbroich