Anyone looking to escape city life and seek a slower pace will love a trip to Neuss. Whether someone is booking a family holiday or would like a romantic getaway, the city will provide whatever is required. Neuss is close to the western border of Germany near the Rhine River, so it is within travelling distance of Amsterdam, Brussels, and Luxemburg City. Stroll through the streets and find hidden restaurants serving local German cuisine before going on the tram to explore some of the oldest churches in the region. With just a short drive from the city centre, visitors can arrive at the river's edge.
Location: Within the heart of Europe
The city of Neuss can be found in North Rhine-Westphalia, at the gates of Dusseldorf, the capital of the German Federal State. It is easy to get around, since public transportation, such as buses and trams, is available. The nearest airport is Dusseldorf International Airport, which is only 30 minutes by car away from the city centre.
Business: One of the largest trade routes in the Rhein-Kreis-Neuss district.
Business is booming, with some of the largest technology companies and numerous exhibition centers located here. Neuss is the European headquarters for Toshiba, and major computer and electronics producer. 3M manufactures parts for cars, buildings, and electronics, and Amdocs specialises in telecommunications software.
Culture: Gardens and Roman Architecture
Residents and visitors in Neuss will be able to feast on all the cultural activities in this region. The “Botanischer Garten der Stadt Neuss” (municipal botanical garden) has beautiful flowers, plants, and shrubs. Enjoy the different varieties of exotic plants, such as large cacti and delicate orchids, stroll through the greenhouses, and stop by the aviary centre to view the birds. A walk through many areas of town is a history lesson on Roman architecture, as it is the oldest city in Germany. The Quirinus Minster, the Shakespeare theatre Globe-Theater, and the regional Rheinisches Landestheater should be on your list.
Activities: Festivals and Fun
One of the largest shopping areas in Neuss is the downtown Rhein Park Centre. Almost every type of shop selling outerwear, flowers, household items, and cosmetics is located here. There are various expat and social clubs that meet in pubs or neighbourhood cafes. A popular festival that gathers a crowd is the “Schützenfest” or the Citizens Marksmen Festival. It is one of the largest expert shooters fairs in the world that consists of a lot of pomp and pageantry, including a parade and shooting. Over one million people travel to the festival each year in August.