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.

Staying safe in Mönchengladbach

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.  


Polizeipräsidium Mönchengladbach Krefelder Straße 555 41066 Mönchengladbach phone:  02161 29- 0

Mönchengladbach low emissions 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.  


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. Mehr Infos!

Parking spaces and car parks

There’s an adequate supply of on-street and off-street parking spaces in Mönchengladbach. In the city centre there are parking zones where you have to pay in order to park. If you don’t want the hassle of having to look for change, you should use the convenient mobile phone parking system.

Rental bikes, e-mobility, rental cars & co.

In the spirit of flexbility and environmental protection, Mönchengladbach’s residents and visitors can ride around the city on rental bikes, e-scooters and electric rental cars. Here we present possibilities to be mobile in Mönchengladbach on an hourly or daily basis even without your own vehicle.

Mönchengladbach city map

How do I get to my hotel from the main railway station? How far is it from the city centre to  Abteiberg Museum ? How do I get to Schloss Rheydt and  Schloss Wickrath? Whether you are travelling by car or on foot, or using the bus and train, the Mönchengladbach city map is a necessary tool for finding your way around the city. The city map includes tips on sights to see and museums, castles and memorials which provide useful ideas for day trips. The map also contains information about guided and non-guided city tours, as well as hotels, holiday apartments, guests houses/B&Bs and motorhome/motor caravan parking places. You can order the Mönchengladbach city plan from home by using the “Dein MG Shop”. We will send you two city plans for free. We will then charge a nominal 1 euro for each extra copy. Alternative ways of getting hold of a Mönchengladbach city plan are listed here:


Alternatively you can get the city map Mönchengladbach here:

TOURIST INFO FIRST Reisebüro Mönchengladbach GmbH Alter Markt 9 41061 Mönchengladbach phone  0 21 61. 93 09 20

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9.30 am – 6.30 pm, Sat 10 am – 2pm