The full range of art and cultural offerings
There is plenty to see and hear in Mönchengladbach! Culture is everywhere: exhibitions, events – from music and fine arts to theatre, fringe shows and cabaret. There is “Ensemblia”, for example, the oldest cross-genre cultural festival in the country, the “Sommermusik” event and exciting projects by the city’s young creative scene.
World-renowned artists such as Sting, Shakira and Bryan Adams have performed in the SparkassenPark. Famous classical musicians and actors set the tone in the Kaiser Friedrich Hall or in Rheydt Castle. The over 50-year-old “theatre marriage“ with Krefeld brings the finest performances to the stage.
The Abteiberg Museum is special architectural highlight: A world-renowned architect (Hans Hollein) and world-class art make an impression. Very charming: the historical ambience of Renaissance Rheydt Castle or Wickrath Castle, a magnificent baroque complex and the location of the Rhineland Horse studbook, an important centre of horse breeding. The oldest architectural monument of the city, the over 1000-year-old cathedral, testifies to a long history. Mönchengladbach is culturally cosmopolitan and maintains good relations and cultural exchanges with its Dutch neighbours.