Rheydter Stadtwald

Rheydter Stadtwald

The highest point in Mönchengladbach at 133 metres above sea level is in the beautiful Rheydt woodland park. The hill which was originally made of WWII rubble is known locally as “Monte Clamotte” or “Monte Scherbelino” and is the highest one of its kind in Germany. However, the ruins have been consigned to history and in their place there’s now an oasis of greenery as far as the eye can see. If you climb the 200 steps to the top, you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view across the whole city region.

At the foot of Monte Clamotte there’s a wide range of activities for a great day out. The large water and climbing play area is always very popular. There’s a beach volleyball court, a picnic area and a sunbathing area as well as a crazy golf course, making the Rheydt woodland park one of top destinations for family outings. There are also public barbecue areas by the lake. You have to bring your own barbecues and there’s no need to book in advance.

Monte Clamotte (Rheydt park hill)
Rheydter Höhe, 41239 Mönchengladbach

(for navigation systems: car park on Dahlener Str. 570, 41239 Mönchengladbach)