The city of Bergisch Gladbach is located in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is situated on the river Wupper, northeast of Cologne and southwest of Düsseldorf.
Bergisch Gladbach is the fourth largest city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city has a population of approximately 108,000 inhabitants.
The city was founded in 1856 by the merger of the towns of Barmen and Gladbach. The city is home to the corporate headquarters of the Bayer pharmaceutical company.