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As the largest city on the left bank of the Lower Rhine, Mönchengladbach is home to more than 272,000 people with different languages, cultures and religions. With 44 districts that are individually lively, the diversity is evident in a mix of metropolitan flair and Lower Rhine natural landscape.
With its two large city centres – Mönchengladbach with the rising shopping mile Hindenburgstraße and historic old town on the Abteiberg and Rheydt with its popular weekly market on the large market square – the city is bipolar and unique, combining shopping, gastronomy and socio-cultural interaction.
Many out-of-town guests visit the museums all year round, such as the Museum Abteiberg, opened in 1982 by Joseph Beuys, with its special architecture and changing exhibitions, the Museum Schloss Rheydt and the Borussia Museum “Fohlenwelt” in BorussiaPark. Architectural highlights such as one of the most beautiful art nouveau water towers in Germany and the baroque Wickrath Castle on the Niersauen are further must-sees. For nature lovers, the colourful garden at the historic Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle in the middle of the city is sightseeing and relaxation at the same time, or you can explore the Lower Rhine culture on the many cycle paths in and around Mönchengladbach.
In addition to all the history, Mönchengladbach is facing the challenges of the future in the process of structural change. As the former “Rhenish Manchester” of the textile industry, today’s Textile City relies on innovative concepts from research and development, including the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and the Textile Academy located on the site.
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