Good to know

Getting practical information about your destination in advance means that you should enjoy a relaxing stay and be able to concentrate on the interesting things in life. If you’re just passing through, you can leave your luggage in the lockers at Mönchengladbach railway station and then set out on your journey of discovery.  Do you need help boarding/getting out of trains and when changing trains? At the station there are mobile service operatives who will provide you with advice and assistance. Look for the red cap with “Service” written on it.  As a rule all shops are closed on Sundays. The exception to this is the “shopping Sundays” in the city.

Bike Service Stations

Are you cycling through Mönchengladbach? In the city area you will find five bike service stations where you can pump up tyres and make minor repairs to your bike. The bike stations are freely accessible and available around the clock. You can find instructions on how to use the bike stations here.

Shared Mobility

In the spirit of flexibility and environmental protection, Mönchengladbach residents and visitors can travel through the city on rental bikes, e-scooters, e-scooters and electric rental cars. Here we present options for being mobile in Mönchengladbach by the hour or day, even without your own vehicle.


Here is advice about how to protect yourself from pickpockets: keep any valuables close to you, for example in the inside pocket of a jacket or your front trouser (pants) pocket, and be careful to hold on to your luggage in the crowds on local public transport, and avoid dark parks and out-of-the way places at night. There are no “no-go areas” in Mönchengladbach. According to the Federal Criminal Police Office Mönchengladbach comes in a very creditable fifth place out of 37 German cities in terms of its safety (cities with over 200,000 inhabitants). It’s a cosmopolitan and welcoming place. Nevertheless, you can’t rule the possibility of falling victim to crime. If you are the victim or the witness of a crime, please contact the police as soon as possible. Call 110 if you or someone else is in any kind of danger! A 110 call is free and is put through to a police control room whether you call it from a landline or a mobile. Please note that when calling 110 from a mobile you may not automatically be connected to the local control room.

Mönchengladbach Police Headquarters
Krefelder Straße 555
41066 Mönchengladbach
Phone:  02161 29- 0


You can surf online for free when you’re on the main shopping streets. To do this just select the free “MGWifi” WLAN service on your mobile phone. You don’t need to input any data. With over 40 access points the free WLAN network in Mönchengladbach and Rheydt town centres is available for everyone.

Low Emission Zone

The low emissions zone applies in the inner city of Mönchengladbach, and only vehicles which meet specific emissions standards can be driven there. Cars which are used in the low emissions zone must be fitted with a sticker which shows the emissions category. Coaches also have to display a sticker.

City plan

How do I get from the main station to my hotel? How far is the Abteiberg Museum from the city centre? Where and how do I get to Rheydt Castle and Wickrath Castle? Whether by car, on foot, or by bus or train, the city map of Mönchengladbach is a necessary tool for finding your way around the city.

The city map shows the entire city area and has a corresponding street directory. You will also find information about leisure activities, sights, city tours and hotels. We send out two city maps free of charge. In addition, we charge a nominal fee of 1 Euro per additional copy.

For copyright reasons, we do NOT offer the city map for download. You can order your city map free of charge by email at!