Neuss, a German city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, is well positioned. Next to the metropolises Düsseldorf and Cologne, and right at the rivers Rhine and Erft, it was founded more than 2,000 years ago!
At that time, Romans set up the “Castra novesia” which formed the very basis to label it at that moment.
Its setting and propinquity to the Benelux countries make Neuss an eye-catching tourist destination. It enthralls visitors by its diversity, history and charm.
Quirinus minster, a galleried basilica, is certainly the city’s most magnificent landmark. It falls among the foremost late-Romanesque churches on the Lower Rhine.
Upper Gate (Obertor) counts as the most inspiring town gates in the Rhineland while the Kybele sacred site is an ancient stone cellar. It was put into the use as a place of worship and was discovered in 1956 during rescue excavations. Only 1.8 meters wide, it is positioned in the “Fossa Sanguinis” pavillion and belongs to the Archaeology Department of the Clemens Sels Museum.
If you’re looking for joy and relaxation, you won’t have to go that far. You will get an extensive range of gardens and parks in the town as well as the entire district the city belongs to.
Selikumer Park is to be found in the south-east of the city. Running all the way through it are amounts of walking trails and a set-up of moats. Two hectares of the park are handed down to an arboretum which is a tree museum, enclosing living cases of the miscellaneous range of ecologically important trees.
The Clemens-Sels-Museum, which is named after the famous German art collector, is located right in downtown. It displays exhibits of Roman, medieval and modern art.
The citizens know exactly how to have a good time. And as a visitor, you will see scores of diverse festivals and cultural events happening throughout the year.
The Shakespeare festival is the most renowned among them all and is held in the Globe Theater. This festival marks the eternal classics of the great bard that are brought to life by performers from all around the world.
And, as it’s normal here in the Rhineland, the city becomes a carnival spot for almost five days in spring. For that duration, you’ll get to see lavishly decorated floats and carnival groups dressed in fantastic costumes. Just remember to bring enough “shopping bags” with you; to collect all the sweets they’ll through into your face. :o)
For more opportunities for business, leisure and fun, go back to the district this city belongs to… Rhein-Kreis Neuss, that is.