Bergisch Gladbach lies to the east of the Rhine in the federal state of North Rhine Westphalia, in the stunning Bergisches Land region. As a district town, Bergisch Gladbach is one of the economic and cultural centres of the administrative district and is characterised by its optimum location with excellent transport links. The “Bergischen Bautagen” trade fair, held here annually, is the largest construction exhibition in North Rhine Westphalia. Additionally, the surrounding area with its numerous walking routes and cycle paths offers superb opportunities for the diverse use of leisure time. An architectural attraction is the imposing Bensberg Castle, which is situated in the city quarter of the same name and was built in the baroque style.
Bergisch Gladbach was the area of activity of the renowned architect Gottfried Böhm, who designed buildings including the city’s civic centre and the town hall in the Bensberg quarter. The cultural offerings as well as the educational facilities, the close proximity to the Rhine metropolises, the links with the German motorway network and the excellent infrastructure make the city not only an attractive industrial location but also a living area with a high quality of life. Fans of art and culture are entirely at home in the galleries - such as the Zanders Municipal Gallery - and the museums, including the museum of mining, crafts and trades. Furthermore, the pedestrian-friendly city centre with its green spaces, cafes, restaurants and diverse shopping facilities is an inviting place in which to spend time.