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Neuss

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Neuss featuring modern architecture

The Roman past of the Lower Rhine comes alive during a city trip to Neuss which also impresses with magnificent historic buildings from the Middle Ages.

Neuss is located on the banks of the Rhine, right opposite Düsseldorf, the capital of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Romans built the first fortification to the south-east of today’s city centre around 16 BC. Around the year 1190, Neuss was officially designated as city in a certificate provided by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI. Remains of a Roman apsis were found underneath today’s Quirinius-Münster. The cathedral in late Romanesque style is one of the most popular sights for visitors on a city trip to Neuss and represents the city’s landmark with its distinct dome-shaped east tower. In 2009, the church was designated as Basilica Minor by Pope Benedict XVI. Among the precious artefacts of the church is the Shrine of Quirinius containing the relics of the Roman tribune of the same name, a fine statue of the Virgin Mary from 1430 and masterfully crafted choir stalls from the 15th century.

Close to Oberstrasse in the centre of Neuss, the impressive head gate rises into the sky with its two massive, tin-crowned round towers. Inside the 13th-century southern city gate, the exhibition of the Middle Ages in the Clemens-Sels Museum provides an exciting account of the city’s history. While on your mini-break, be sure to also visit the main building of the museum in the vicinity of the head gate. It impresses visitors with significant works of art from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. The museum is also well-known for its Dutch paintings and those of Rhenish expressionists.

Ski enthusiasts will also enjoy a city trip to Neuss. In 2001, the Ski Hall Neuss opened on the south-western edge of the city and houses winter sports facilities, restaurants, a hotel as well as an outside climbing park. Winter fun is guaranteed on the 300-metre long ski run and the two sled runs. A four-person chairlift as well as tow lifts provide comfortable transportation. Beginners can book ski and snowboard courses at a ski school on site.

Another popular destination during a short trip to Neuss is the excavation site of the former Roman Legion Camp, Castrum Novaesium, in the district of Gnadental. The much visited ground monument is the most famous military camp of its kind along the Rhine. It also formed part of the lower Germanic Limes. An insightful tour of the fascinating columns, gravestones and stelae is a must during your travels.

The south-eastern district Uedesheim extends into the natural meadow habitat area Uedesheimer Rheinbogen. The nature reserve with its rich flora and fauna invites visitors to enjoy a relaxing excursion during a city trip to Neuss. Expansive meadows are home to rare flowering plants and the picturesque small bodies of water to a number of insects and birds.

Where to stay in Neuss

Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf-Neuss
Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf-Neuss
4 out of 5
Rheinallee 1, Neuss, NW
The price is £47 per night from 30 Jul to 30 Jul
Located in Hammfeld, this spa hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Duesseldorf-Hafen, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rhine Promenade and University of Duesseldorf. Mitsubishi ...
4/5Very Good! (719 reviews)
"Great hotel with friendly staff. The rooms are modern and I have spent many nights here. The only let down was the food in the restaurant."

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2021

Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf-Neuss
Dorint Kongresshotel Düsseldorf/Neuss
Dorint Kongresshotel Düsseldorf/Neuss
4 out of 5
Selikumer Strasse 25, Neuss, NW
The price is £50 per night from 6 Aug to 6 Aug
Located in Innenstadt, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Port of Neuss and St. Quirinus Neuss. Duesseldorf-Hafen and University Hospital are also within ...
4/5Very Good! (368 reviews)
Friendly Helpful team
"super friendly team at the front office and very helpful.. thanks Markus ..The was quite an inconsistency in the housekeeping service each day which was a shame .. We also had some problems getting in and out of the underground parking the barrier wouldnt always open.. However the team was great ..."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Dorint Kongresshotel Düsseldorf/Neuss
Holiday Inn Düsseldorf - Neuss
Holiday Inn Düsseldorf - Neuss
4 out of 5
Anton-Kux-Strasse 1, Neuss, NW
The price is £47 per night from 30 Jul to 30 Jul
Located in Hammfeld, this golf hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Duesseldorf-Hafen, Rhine Promenade and Konigsallee. Benrath Palace and Mitsubishi Electric Hall ...
4.1/5Very Good! (414 reviews)
Strongly recommend
"Staff was very kind. Room and bath very clean. I will visit this hotel again. But not many shops around."

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Holiday Inn Düsseldorf - Neuss
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Ne08 Schöne Ferienwohnung in Neuss mit Komplett Ausgestatteten Unterkunft
Ne08 Schöne Ferienwohnung in Neuss mit Komplett Ausgestatteten Unterkunft
Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia
Located in Innenstadt, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Port of Neuss and St. Quirinus Neuss. Freizeitpark Heerdt is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. ...
Ne08 Schöne Ferienwohnung in Neuss mit Komplett Ausgestatteten Unterkunft
Ne14 Schöne Ferienwohnung in Neuss
Ne14 Schöne Ferienwohnung in Neuss
Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia
Located in Innenstadt, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Port of Neuss and St. Quirinus Neuss. Freizeitpark Heerdt is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. ...
Ne14 Schöne Ferienwohnung in Neuss
Rheinpark Neuss
Rheinpark Neuss
3.5 out of 5
Görlitzer Str. 6, Neuss, NRW
Located in Hammfeld, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Port of Neuss and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Duesseldorf-Hafen. St. Quirinus Neuss and Harbor ...
Rheinpark Neuss
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