Neuss on the Rhine
Neuss on the Rhine is one of the oldest cities in the region, in which the Romans left their mark. Today Neuss has about 150,000 inhabitants, which among other things appreciate the wide range of leisure and relaxation options. The numerous events in Neuss are also popular, including the largest marksmen’s festival in Germany. Numerous sights also testify to an eventful past. The city’s landmark is the magnificent Church St. Quirinus, in whose choir the Quirinus Shrine is located, which is why Neuss is also called the Quirinus City.
But Neuss has much more to offer. In addition to the numerous sights and monuments that testify to a long city history, you will find a wide range of leisure and recreational opportunities in Neuss and its surroundings. Various events, such as the big marksmen’s festival in August, complete the offer and make Neuss a popular and popular city on the Rhine, which offers every modern comfort.
Neuss am Rhein is worth a trip in every season. A must for every city visitor is the late Romanesque St. Quirinus basilica, which was built between 1209 and 1230 and is already visible from afar thanks to its baroque dome. Other churches worth seeing are the Christuskirche, the Church Epiphany, or the Marienkirche, which on the one hand all testify to the deep-rooted beliefs of the people of the Lower Rhine, and on the other hand show the prosperity as well as the social and political importance of the Lower Rhine in its past.
Highlights from Neuss
Map from Neuss
The oldest evidence of Neuss city history include the baptismal cellar discovered in 1956 in Gnadental on Bundestrasse 9, and the traces of the former Roman legion camp on Kölnerstraße. The Vogt-Dinghaus, a Gothic brick house from the 16th century, dates from a much more recent past. The “Alte Post”, an Italian Renaissance building from 1877, stands on Neustrasse. Some typical town houses for the Neuss district can be found on both Niederstrasse and Michaelstrasse. The old windmill tower and the upper gate are also worth mentioning. Popular destinations in the area include the Knechsteden Monastery, the Museum Insel Hombroich in the Neuss-Holzheim district, and the Neuss Children’s Farm on Nixhütter Weg.
In addition to the numerous sights, the city’s galleries, theaters, museums and cabarets also offer visitors a wide range of cultural attractions. For example, various performances are staged on the stage of the Rheinisches Landestheater. Art lovers can view Japanese and modern art in the “Lange Foundation” house, while the Clemens-Sels Museum houses works from a wide variety of eras. Music lovers can look forward to the first-class arsenal concerts and the concerts of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein. Just experience Neuss on a city tour with a trained tour guide.
The sports and leisure program in Neuss is also varied and offers with the ski hall, a highlight of the region. There are also various sports facilities in Neuss. Leisure and swimming pools, as well as an ice rink. On the other hand, if you prefer to watch others perform at their best, you can drive out to the racecourse. This can be done either by car or public transport, as well as by bike. Because cycling is also popular in Neuss. Motivated by the motto drive out to the Rhine, you can, for example, cycle wonderfully along the Rhine on the “Rheinschiene” cycle path. But hikers and golfers also get their money’s worth in the Neuss district.
Neuss the 2000 year old city on the Rhine also offers some interesting shopping opportunities. There are numerous specialist shops, fashion boutiques and department stores in the city. Devotional shops also have a very long tradition, one is right next to the St. Quirinus Basilica.
Just go to Neuss and experience the oldest city on the Lower Rhine. You can expect some sights, a varied range of leisure activities and a colorful range of events. There are also good shopping opportunities in Neuss.