In Mönchengladbach you will find both urban flair in the two city centers and rural charm in the surrounding area. It is for a reason that the largest city on the Niederrhein, with its beautiful parks and forests, is often called “city in the countryside”. There is always something going on in #MGActionTown.
Mönchengladbach used to be called “Manchester of Niederrhein” and nowadays you can still discover a lot about textile- and clothing technology. The college’s textile department and the textile academy with its spectacular textile façade enjoy national fame. At the MG Fashion school, upcoming designers create their collections and present them live on the catwalk of MG Fashion Day or at the “MG Zieht an – go textile” clothing fair.
You can shop to your heart’s content in the MINTO shopping center and in the city centers of Gladbach and Rheydt. Here you will find large fashion labels, but also small shops that focus on sustainability and fair-trade.
Where once church services were held, nowadays you can climb and sweat between the nave and the sacristy. Here, brave climbers test their skills on 13 metre high climbing walls.
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The Hi-Fly trampoline park offers 4,000 m² of challenges such as the Ninja course or the 3-metre Tower Fly, where you can explore your limits. At the Free Fly area, you can just jump ahead. A special highlight is the High Bounce Parcour; a unique experience.
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Photo: Hi-Fly trampoline park
The Bowling Lounge MG and Bowling XXL are two large facilities that offer everything a bowler heart desires.
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Photo: Sport Arena Factory
The Core Gamer Treff in Mönchengladbach is the place to be for fans of multiplayer games. Whether you’re a Nintendo switch or retro game fan, or you are simply fused with your console; Core Gamer Treff is an experience for video game enthusiasts of all ages and levels.
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Cinema theatre Comet Cine Center in the four-storey Glaspalast (glass palace) shows Hollywood films and broadcasts classical concerts and operas. Cinema Haus Zoar – one of the most modern cinemas in Germany – has the smallest DOLBY ATMOS auditorium in Germany.
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Photo: Comet Cine Center
Music and especially vinyl lovers will find a record shop for used vinyl and a selection of new vinyl in the tastefully decorated Vinyl Garage on Waldhausener Straße 83.
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Photo: H. v. Dahlen
Municipal Museum Abteiberg is located in the centre of Mönchengladbach. It has been elected Museum of the Year 2016 by the German branch of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Our tip: admission is free on every first Sunday of the month.
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Photo: Uwe Riedel
In addition to the drama and ballet department and the house orchestra, the Niederrheinische Sinfoniker with managing director Mihkel Kütson, the City Theatre also houses an outstanding music theatre ensemble led by opera director Andreas Wendholz, which has long enjoyed national fame.
Our tip: the AStA ticket (but this offer is only valid for students of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences).
With 800 square metres, the skate park on the site of the former cycling track is the largest and most modern facility in the city, meeting all the requirements of a contemporary skate park.
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Photo: Stadt Mönchengladbach
Mönchengladbach’s legend has a name: Borussia! Hardly any other football club in the national league is as popular as this team, the so-called “Fohlenelf”.
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Photo: MGMG Bourgeois
Experience the legend of Borussia. On 1.150 square metres, visitors to FohlenWelt follow in their heroes’ footsteps and immerse themselves in the history of the team from 1900 to the present day.
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Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach
In hockey capital Mönchengladbach the German Hockey Association (DHB) as well as three traditional clubs are based in the Hockey Park.
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Photo: Gladbacher Hockes- und Tennisclub