Neighbourhood whispering

Neighbourhood whispering in Gladbach

What makes
Gladbach beautiful

With its old town, the lively and diverse district of Gladbach is the heart of Mönchengladbach and, with its quaint lampshades, is considered the city’s living room. Wall Arts and artfully designed house facades – Mönchengladbach’s Old Town is a colourful district, characterised by the charm of historic walls, the Waldhausen party mile and the Old Market, with direct access to the shopping street and a 4-star shopping centre. Along Hindenburgstraße, a variety of shops are lined up for shopping and strolling – the highlight is the Minto in the middle of the street. The Sonnenhausplatz on the opposite side shines bright and offers an enchanting spectacle for the eye with its glittering asphalt.
The Geropark at the foot of the historic St. Vitus Minster Basilica and the sculpture garden at the Abteiberg Museum offer a cosy place to spend time. Also worth a visit are the Abtei Town Hall, the Haus Erholung, the Popstei and the Citykirche, where you can marvel at exceptional stained glass art. Lovers Lane, Günter Netzer’s cult discotheque, makes the heart of every football fan beat faster on the Waldhausener street.


Münster Mönchengladbach

Many initiatives and socio-cultural projects have turned the old town into a place that stands for individualism, art and cultural diversity. The relaxed atmosphere during the day in the many street cafés, restaurants or at the large weekly market, turns into party life at night in the numerous clubs and bars. Waldhausener Straße in particular thrives on its versatility and is a special kind of multicultural meeting place and party mile. The Köntges regularly hosts events to which the neighbourhood invites. The popular kitchen concerts are held a few doors down in the Kulturküche. As you can see, everything is possible here, from a cosy after-work beer to partying in the early hours of the morning!

Altstadt Mönchengladbach

Initiatives in Gladbach

Who and what enlivens Gladbach

Altstadtinitiative Mönchengladbach e.V.

Non-profit association to make Mönchengladbach’s old town an even more exciting, liveable and lovable neighbourhood.

Waldhausener Straße 16, 41061 Mönchengladbach​

Mönchengladbacher City Management e.V.

Participation in the revitalisation, upgrading and active shaping of Gladbach’s city centre.

Hohenzollernstraße 190, 41063 Mönchengladbach​

Quartiersmanagement Gladbach & Westend

Coordination of projects based on the integrated action and development concept.

Hindenburgstraße 31, 41061 Mönchengladbach

Club der Wirte Mönchengladbach

Representation of the interests of the Old Town restaurateurs for the sustainable positive development of Mönchengladbach’s Old Town.

Highlights in Gladbach

What to experience in Gladbach

Old Town
Münster St. Vitus
Event location
Dicker Turm/
Event location
BIS Zentrum
Bunter Garten
City Church
Alter Markt
Shopping centre
Sculpture Garden
Self guided tours
Setting out on your own
Weekly market
city tours 
Muscle sore
circular routes
Schwimming pool
The town hall
Remains of
the city wall
Art in the
town hall
Comet Cine Center/
Haus Zoar
Altes Zeughaus/
Carnival museum

Impressions from Gladbach & surroundings

Things to see in Gladbach

Rathaus Mönchengladbach
Altstadt Mönchengladbach
Fußball Bronzeskulpturen
Fußball Bronzeskulpturen

Would you like to see more of Gladbach?

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 Gladbach.

Tell us your stories

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

Together Mönchengladbach.