Eicken

Neighbourhood whispering

NEIGHBOURHOOD WHISPERING in Eicken

What makes
Eicken so beautiful

The district of Eicken in the North is considered as a culturally colourful, young and dynamic district with impressive Wilhelminian architecture. Along the small pedestrian zone you can walk from the church via the “Aretz Plätzke” to the Eicken market square, where on Wednesdays and Fridays the weekly market invites you to buy fresh food.
Even if the former Borussian pub “Zum Aretz Plätzke” has long ago closed its doors and an attractive residential area has developed on the former football Olympus Am Bökelberg, the people of Eicken remain true to their historical connection with their local football club. The monuments along the Eicken pedestrian zone and the Bökelberg memorial at Bökelstraße 169, which reminds us of the sporting home of our football team and is artfully illuminated at night by a floodlight mast, are definitely worth seeing.

Schillerplatz Eicken Mönchengladbach

But Eicken is also known for its independent art and culture scene. Many creative and cultural people, associations and initiatives have discovered the district for themselves and have moved a lot in recent years. As a result, Eicken has not only become more colourful, but has also become more attractive, especially for young people.
If you sit on Schillerplatz for an after-work beer in one of the cosy outdoor restaurants on a beautiful summer evening, visit the lovingly designed square at the Alte Tanke or throw yourself into the vibrant hustle and bustle at the annual Greta Market, you will feel this creative spirit, which is also evident in many small facets of the townscape.
The Theater im Gründungshaus – TiG for short – offers a small but fine cultural and comedy programme, and beyond the theatre stage, people meet here in a large community to forge ideas and hold workshops.

Schillerplatz Eicken Mönchengladbach

Initiatives in Eicken

Who and what enlivens Eicken

Initiative Gründerzeitviertel e.V.

Giving the neighbourhood an identity, promoting encounters and strengthening the sense of responsibility for the public space.

Schillerstraße 53, 41061 Mönchengladbach
www.initiative-gzv.com

Waldhaus12 e.V.

(Sub)culture, arts funding, creative-political activities, networking and civic participation

Eickener Str. 14, 41061 Mönchengladbach
www.facebook/waldhaus12ev.com

In Eickener Sache

Community of interest Eicken, which brings together business people, associations and citizens through actions and events.

Eickener Str. 148, 41063 Mönchengladbach
www.facebook/ineickenersache.com

Eickener Karnevalsgesellschaft “Schöpp op” 1935 e.V.

Strengthening carnival traditions and associations in Eicken.

Speicker Höhe 12, 41069 Mönchengladbach
www.schoepp-op.com

St. Vitus-Matinus Bruderschaft Eicken 1721 e.V.

Strengthening traditions and associations in Eicken.

Bürgerschützenverein St. Franziskus Untereicken

Strengthening traditions and associations in Eicken.

KG Hau Ruck 1951 e.V. Mönchengladbach-Eicken

Strengthening carnival traditions and associations in Eicken.

Bökelstraße 124, 41063 Mönchengladbach
www.kghauruck.eu

Highlights in Eicken

What to experience in Eicken

Gallery
Projektraum EA71
Event location
TiG
Memorial
Bökelberg Stadium
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MMIII Kunstverein
Eicken
Weekly market
Bus tour
Myth Borussia
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Gardeur, Ultimo & Schiesser
Outlet stores
On your own tour
Myth Bökelberg

Impressions from Eicken

Things to see in Eicken

Fußball Bronzeskulpturen

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE OF Eicken?

You can get deeper insights and more impressions at  MG anders sehen Here you will find a colourful collection of photos taken by Mönchengladbach citizens.
Would you rather see the district for yourself and collect impressions? Then you can download a free Instawalk route through Eicken.

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272,000 PEOPLE. 44 DISTRICTS. ONE CITY

Mönchengladbach is a city of pure diversity and each individual district has its own character, its own history and, last but not least, the residents who shape it. We would like to show these special features here. If you have a story to tell or a special place that gives your district its identity, please send us an email at corinna.mester@mgmg.de

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