COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Moenchengladbach

Travel Guide
Moenchengladbach showing heritage architecture, a city and chateau or palace

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

Hotel Elisenhof
Hotel Elisenhof
4 out of 5
Klusenstraße 97, Moenchengladbach, NW
The price is $56 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Located in Hockstein, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Theatergemeinde Monchengladbach and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Borussia Park. SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach ...
4.2/5Excellent! (91 reviews)
"Limited services on offer due to covid but still a decent stay"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Hotel Elisenhof
Mercure Parkhotel Mönchengladbach
Mercure Parkhotel Mönchengladbach
4 out of 5
Hohenzollernstr. 5, Moenchengladbach, NW
The price is $60 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
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! (349 reviews)
Need some updates
"The hotel is very good, you can stay there without any problem, I recommend it! The staff was very friendly, breakfast very good... Just one point for me was not good, as it is a not cheap stay, they must offer coffee/tea in the room and a kettle as courtesy. Another point, the TV is not in front ..."

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Mercure Parkhotel Mönchengladbach
H4 Hotel Monchengladbach
H4 Hotel Monchengladbach
3.5 out of 5
Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1, Moenchengladbach
The price is $109 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 2
Located in Rheindahlen-Land, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach and Borussia Park. Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park and Hindenburgstrasse ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (159 reviews)
"The hotel has a soccar theme with the stadium connected. It was a wonderful stay. The rooms are unique and very comfortable beds."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

H4 Hotel Monchengladbach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Limehome Mönchengladbach Fliethstraße
Limehome Mönchengladbach Fliethstraße
3 out of 5
Fliethstraße 53, Moenchengladbach, NRW
The price is $73 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Located in Gladbach, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Abteiberg Museum and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Borussia Park. Hindenburgstrasse and Old Market ...
Limehome Mönchengladbach Fliethstraße
Ferienwohnung Am Geroweiher Mönchengladbach mit Balkon
Ferienwohnung Am Geroweiher Mönchengladbach mit Balkon
Moenchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia
The price is $87 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Located in Westend, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Hindenburgstrasse and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Borussia Park. Abteiberg Museum and Old Market ...
Ferienwohnung Am Geroweiher Mönchengladbach mit Balkon
Mg06 Großzügige Ferienwohnung in Mönchengladbach mit Terrasse
Mg06 Großzügige Ferienwohnung in Mönchengladbach mit Terrasse
Moenchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia
Located in Dahl, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grenzlandstadion, Hindenburgstrasse, and Abteiberg Museum. Old Market Square and Theatergemeinde ...
Mg06 Großzügige Ferienwohnung in Mönchengladbach mit Terrasse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Moenchengladbach

Top things to do in Moenchengladbach

Cities near Moenchengladbach