With around 270,000 inhabitants, the city on the Lower Rhine is the biggest of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce district of the Middle Lower Rhine. The name comes from the river Gladebach and the monks (Moenche) that lived in Gladbach during the 14th century. Today, the citizens of Moenchengladbach treasure their numerous shopping facilities in the city centre and “their” internationally-known football club, Borussia Moenchengladbach. The most important tourist attractions in the city are the 12th century cathedral on the Abteiberg as well as the Abteiberg Museum.
The city’s economy was traditionally characterised by the textile and clothing industry. Today, Moenchengladbach is also an attractive location for other industries. The closeness to the Ruhr, the cities Duesseldorf and Cologne as well as the Benelux countries, attracts many small, medium-sized and large businesses to the Lower Rhine region.
From Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof (main railway station)/Europaplatz:
Exit the main railway station and go left over Europaplatz towards Hindenburgstraße. Stay on Hindenburgstraße for about 500 metres. At the Hindenburgstraße/Bismarckstraße intersection, turn right and walk along Bismarckstraße until you reach number 46.
Coming from Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof (main railway station):
Leave Hindenburgstraße/K13 and head towards Humboldtstraße. Go straight ahead for about 300 metres towards Goebenstraße. Turn right onto Bismarckstraße/L116. Number 46 is on the right-hand side in about 100 metres.