Travel time, weather, and time zone
Where is Mönchengladbach?
Mönchengladbach is situated in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, it has 13 assigned postcodes (zip codes), and it’s just 27 km (as the crow flies) from Dusseldorf.
Berlin, the German capital, is approximately 576 kilometres in a straight line from Mönchengladbach. Although Mönchengladbach is mainly located in a lowland area, the southern district of Odenkirchen and the city centre around Bökelberg and Abteiberg are comparatively hilly. However, these “hill ranges” are limited to the city centre. Large areas of Mönchengladbach are covered in woods or are laid out as parks. Hardter Wald and areas of Rheindahlen to the west of the city form part of the Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park.
The best time to come and visit
Blazing sunshine, snowy streets, or moderate temperatures – when’s the best time to come to Mönchengladbach? Of course it depends on how much time you plan to spend on visiting museums and going on walking tours around the city. Mönchengladbach has a moderately warm climate and it’s always worth a visit at any time of year. In the spring you can stroll through the blooming parks and the gardens of the castles. In summer there are numerous open-air concerts, festivals and events. Autumn (fall) is a colourful time – not only due to the trees, but also, for instance, at the autumn festival which is held at Schloss Rheydt and at the large “marksmen’s festival” (Stadtschützenfest) which is held in the city centre. In winter Mönchengladbach’s Christmas markets are perfect for getting you into the seasonal mood, and the museums invite you to come and discover their fascinating collections.
Mönchengladbach is in the Central European Time zone. Summer time, when the clocks are put forward by one hour, runs from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.