MĂ¶nchengladbach is a beautiful modern city with a population of about 250,000 people situated in the western part of Germany. It miraculously combines contemporary urban features and natural charm. Despite a large number of residents, the city is characterized by a measured, relaxed rhythm of life. Here you can find many picturesque parks, interesting historical sights, and cultural centers. It is also a place where a lot of noisy events and festivals are held.
At the end of the 10th century, Gladbach Abbey, one of the oldest in the country, was located on the territory of the present city. Over time, a small town that was first officially mentioned in 1085 appeared near the city. For several hundred years, the development of the town was based on the monastery economy, and in the 14th century, MĂ¶nchengladbach becomes a major trading center.
The city accommodated several large textile factories, craft workshops, and breweries. Numerous wars did not affect the city's active economic growth. Over the course of hundreds of years, the textile industry developed and local plants produced equipment for factories. The city also developed as a cultural center, but during the Second World War, many of its architectural attractions were lost forever.