On 4 October 1794, the armed forces of the French revolution marched into the town, one day before the fortress Jülich had been handed over.
Line 8 of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn connects the city to Düsseldorf and Hagen; an extension further westwards is being discussed. By the end of 2009 it was the largest city in Germany without regular long-distance services.
With the new schedule for 2010, Mönchengladbach got an Inter City/Intercity-Express connection twice a week. Its home club Borussia Mönchengladbach is one of the country's most well-known, best-supported, and successful teams.
After the Second World War, in compensation of the occupation of the Netherlands by Germany, several German cities were proposed to be ceded to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Though never approved, the project would have renamed Mönchengladbach to Monniken-Glabbeek.
Eventually, the Prussian Rhine Province was dissolved after World War II, and the city became part of the new state of North Rhine-Westphalia which was formed in 1946.
The city has two main railway stations: Mönchengladbach Hauptbahnhof and Rheydt Hauptbahnhof, the result of the merger of the two cities, in which the deprecated name for Rheydt Hbf was never removed.Die Fohlen ("The Foals") with more than 50,000 members is rated actually as fourth largest fan-club in Germany.Famous for the attacking style, Gladbach belonged to the strongest European football teams in the 1970s, winning the Bundesliga 5 times. They are playing in the Bundesliga again since 2008, surviving relegation in the 2010–2011 season and finishing 4th in the 2011-12 season.), formerly known as München-Gladbach is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.It is located west of the Rhine, halfway between Düsseldorf and the Dutch border.It was named after the Gladbach, a narrow brook, that mostly runs subterraneously today.