Castle Rheydt is the only well-preserved Renaissance castle near Mönchengladbach city. The earliest record about its construction was dated back to 12th century. Its complete founded drawing can be traced back to 16th century. The castle was once built as a military fortification with basement where visitors are able to see impressive warlike displays on its medieval walls.
Mönchengladbach city government overtook restoration job by investing huge money and time to renovate this castle. Its structure, including fireplace, wall paintings and floors are preserved and restored in their original forms. Now the castle is an exhibiting venue for cultural pieces in Renaissance. Mönchengladbach city has another name of Manchester in Rhein and is well-known of its textile industry in 19th century. Castle Rheydt therefore becomes a textile exhibition venue.
Add: Schlossstr. 508, 41238 Mönchengladbach
Tel: 02166 9289 016
Open: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 -17:00, Saturday – Sunday: 11:00-18:00
Entrance: Adults 4 Euro, group above 10 persons 2 Euro for each, family ticket 9 Eur.
How to get there: 15 km away from Weng-Hennen House, by car 22 minutes, by RE38 and S8 to Korchenbroich around 1.5 hours.