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    Walking time 

    Mönchengladbach has 2,563 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 80 days. And, when you need to get home there are 543 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Mönchengladbach.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Mönchengladbach has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Mönchengladbach has more than 84,576 street lamps, which use 4.2 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 2.2 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 1.3% of Mönchengladbach’s total area, 171 square kilometers. That means each of Mönchengladbach’s 255,430 residents has an average of 8.6 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Mönchengladbach want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 355 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 2 km long.


    More than 119 sights and monuments, and far more than 857 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Mönchengladbach. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Mönchengladbach offers more than 41 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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