The Hardter Forest is a mixed forest in the city of Mönchengladbach and has a size of 450 hectares.

The hiking car park leads to various hiking trails. There is also a playground and a trim yourself path as well as a youth hostel in the Hardter Forest. A very special experience are covered wagon rides through the Hardter Forest, which are offered by the Mönchengladbach Marketing Company.


Hardter Forest

Hardter Forest

If you are hungry after a walk or a hike, you will find 2 restaurants in or on the edge of the Hardterwald. On the one hand, the Purino offers Italian cuisine and delicious pizzas in the guest rooms as well as on the outside terrace. The Waldrestaurant Onkel Gustav offers home-style cuisine both in the restaurant and in the beer garden.


Tip: Experience the Hardter Forest during a covered wagon trip, an experience for groups – booking and advice for individual covered wagon trips through the Hardter Forest at MGMG Internet:

Hiking Paths : Hiking trail, for example, circular route A1 is about 8 kilometers long

Natural Sites in the Lower Rhine region:

Hardter Forest (Hardter Wald)

Location: Mönchengladbach / Parking lot, for example on Brahmstraße in Mönchengladbach


This map shows natural sites and reserves in the region of the Lower Rhine. These offers different hiking paths.

Natural Sites

Leisure Fun Lower Rhine

The region of the Lower Rhine offers a variety of opportunities to make leisure time entertaining, cultural or sporty.

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