facts and history in brief
Mönchengladbach is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
It is located west of the Rhine half way between Düsseldorf and the Dutch border.
Population: 266.684 (status 09/2004).
The original name of the city was Gladbach, which is even today often applied to the town. To distinguish the town from another town of the same name (the present Bergisch Gladbach) it took the name München-Gladbach in 1888.
This spelling could lead to the fallacy, that Gladbach is a borough of Munich (München in German).
So the name was changed to Mönchen Gladbach in 1950 and Mönchengladbach in 1960.
The origin of the town was an abbey founded in 974.
It was named after the Gladbach, a narrow brook, that runs subterraneously today.
The abbey and adjoining villages became a town in the 14th century.
Nearby the town of Rheydt was located, which is today incorporated in Mönchengladbach.
Mönchengladbach is home of the football club Borussia Mönchengladbach and the philosopher Hans Jonas was born there.
For a more information about Mönchengladbach see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mönchengladbach) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, September 2005.
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This information was correct in September 2005. E. & O.E.
Hui Chin and I visited Mönchengladbach while we were travelling around the neighbourhood, like Münster, Dortmund, Wüppertal, Essen, Düsseldorf, Cologne and of course Mönchengladbach.
Unfortunately I do not have many of my photos left of this place, although we had four cameras between us and we taken many, many photos wherever we went, two of my cameras, with large, 512 MB SD Cards and many thousands of photos on them with my valet and money, were stolen from my bag, later into our trip, by some 'lowlife'.
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
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