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Roman Catholic church Saint Quirinus, exterior from west

Neuss is a city of 154,000 people (2019) across the Rhine river from Düsseldorf in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany. It is known for its historic Roman sites, and for the annual Neusser Bürger-Schützenfest. Neuss and Trier share the title of "Germany's oldest city"; and in 1984 Neuss celebrated the 2000th anniversary of its founding in 16 BCE.

Get in[edit]

Düsseldorf Airport (DUS IATA) is just 15 kilometers from Neuss downtown. There is a direct S-Bahn connection from the airport terminal to Neuss main station every 20 minutes, taking half an hour.

Neuss is not served by intercity trains. There are however regional and local trains frequently arriving from Düsseldorf (taking 10–15 minutes), Cologne (half an hour), Mönchengladbach (15 minutes), Krefeld (15–20 minutes), Wuppertal (35 minutes), Hagen (one hour) Aachen (70 minutes), Kleve (1½ hours), and Venlo (Netherlands; 50 minutes). When traveling from further-away places you will usually have to change in Düsseldorf.

Get around[edit]

Stadtwerke Neuss operate 12 city bus routes. These run in a star shape (exceptions 850 (T), 857T, 858) towards the city center. For night owls, there are 6 overnight express lines to almost all parts of the city at 01:05, 02:05 and 03:05 from the Zolltor stop in the city centre on the nights from Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday, as well as before public holidays. In order to save costs, it is necessary on many bus routes on weekends in the morning hours until around 08:00 to reserve the desired routes by telephone, as these only run when required (so-called taxi buses). Furthermore, the BVR (Busverkehr Rheinland), the Rheinbahn, and the NEW MöBus operate 15 bus routes that connect the city of Neuss with the cities of its district, as well as with the independent cities of Düsseldorf and Mönchengladbach.

Several tram lines (709, U75) of the Düsseldorf Rheinbahn also run to the city centre.

Alternatively, there is also the possibility of taking an S-Bahn (S8, S11, S28) to get to some parts of the city. At the weekend, the stops in the city districts are stopped at around 02:00 (S11, S28) or continuously (S8). There is also a suburban line (RB38) that connects the Neuss district of Holzheim and Grevenbroich and parts of the Rhein-Erft district every half hour.

A total of 27 bus lines, 1 express bus line, 2 tram lines, 3 S-Bahn lines, and 1 regional train line run in Neuss during the day, and at night on weekends and before public holidays: 6 bus lines and 3 S-Bahn lines.


  • Quirinus-Münster (Saint Quirinus Minster). A 13th-century late Romanesque church.
  • St. Marien (Saint Maria Church).
  • Obertor (Upper Gate). Southern city gate, built c.1200.
  • Blutturm (Bloody Tower).
  • Botanischer Garten. The city's botanical garden.
Sculptures and Museum Insel Hombroich
  • Museum Insel Hombroich. Despite its name not an actual island, but a Neoclassical industrialist's villa with a lush green garden, forming an oasis of culture and nature, with a collection of both classical and modern art, especially sculptures.
Exhibition building of the Langen Foundation on the former NATO rocket base in Neuss
  • Langen Foundation, Raketenstation Hombroich 1, +49 2182 5701-15. Daily 10:00-18:00; closed. Private collection of 20th-century paintings, Japanese and other non-European art. Adults €7.50, reduced €5.


  • Skihalle Neuss, An der Skihalle 1 (take Bus 843 in direction Grefrath up to Skihalle (at Neuss Hauptbahnhof, take Further Straße exit, then continue walking straight ahead until you get to the bus stop)). An indoor skiing facility.
  • Neusser Bürger-Schützenfest (Neuss' citizens' marksmen's festival). It is held annually on the last weekend in August. With more than 7,500 parading marksmen, it is smaller than the Hanover Schützenfest but is regarded as the largest marksmen's festival in the world that is organized by a single association and does not include platoons from other cities. The marksmen's festival with its royal parade, several processions, royal shooting competition and a great number of accompanying events is a social highlight of the city of Neuss and the surrounding area and attracts up to a million visitors each year. Neuss Schützenfest (Q1260649) on Wikidata Neuss Schützenfest on Wikipedia


  • Rheinisches Landestheater Neuss, Oberstrasse 95. +49 2131 26 99 0, E-Mail: . Big state theater in Neuss.
  • Theater am Schlachthof, Blücherstrasse 31-33. +49 2131 27 74 99, E-Mail: . Alternative smaller theater.
  • Globe theater, Hammer Landstrasse 2. +49 2131 908300. Replica of the London original. The Shakespeare Festival takes place here once a year (June 16 to August 14).


  • The Rheinparkcenter in Neuss Rheinparkcenter is a shopping centr withbaround 140 shops. There are branches of all well-known brands, as well as shops that are even less well-known in Germany.
  • In the city centre of Neuss there are, among other things, many cafés, bakeries, textile shops, as well as various service providers (insurance companies, banks, doctors, hairdressers, etc.). The larger department stores include one Kaufhof branch and a C&A branch in the city centre and Tk Maxx.
  • The entire pedestrian zone of Neuss city center has a white floor. The tram now runs on a single track through the city so that pedestrians have more space. Furthermore, the old tram stops were replaced by modern and space-saving stops. The fact that the tram can travel in both directions every 10 minutes, despite the single-track route, often creates a certain fascination for people with technical sights.
  • It is all the more worthwhile to discover some small, owner-managed retail treasures. Engels spice mill, Book 8 (and the Parent company on Hymgasse 21), Ullrich cigars, Radtka library, wooden toy shop at Quirinus Münster, Italian shoe boutique, Neustraße, Antiques Rieder, Jacques wine depot, and NATO shop.
  • In addition, useful branches are to be mentioned, Barrique Neuss, opposite the Stadtsparkasse Zentrale, HEMA (largest branch in Germany), the offshoot of the original Dutch department store, Mayersche bookstore, HM, and Gutenberg bookstore.
  • The clearly best day to track down the flair of downtown Neuss is Saturday morning. After a visit to the Neusser Markt at the Quirinus Münster, it's time to sip a café on the market. On such a day, you always meet more Lückscher than agreed.



  • The doner triangle is located at the former Neuss bus station. As the name suggests, there are 3 kebab shops that are arranged in a triangle shape. Due to the long opening times, they are very popular with party-goers.
  • Pizza Turretis a well-known pizzeria, which is near the new Neuss bus station. There are no seats.
  • Spaghetti house, Rheinstrasse 8. +49 2131 21 51 7. There are various pasta dishes in the restaurant. Usually a small starter salad and a small dessert are served with the actual dish. If you want to come in the evening, make a reservation by phone.


  • Guest house Pütz, At the Norf 72. +49 2137 85 36. Restaurant in the Norf-Derikum district of Neuss. On some days there are special themed meals. The portions are a decent size and the salad dressing is a special highlight. In general, a telephone reservation is recommended. Open: M W-F 11:30-14:30 and 17:00-00:00; Sa 17:00-00:00; Su 11:30-00:00; Tu closed.
  • Canedo restaurant, Rheintorstrasse 22. +49 2131 278642. The Canedo restaurant has been offering culinary specialties from Portugal for 18 years and is known for its fish specialties beyond the city limits. Open: Tu-Su 12:00-00:00; M closed.
  • Harbor love Neuss, At the customs port 7. +49 2131 1784120. Restaurant, bar and event location directly on the harbor basin 1 with 2 floors or "decks". Very gladly booked as an event location. Special highlights are the "Dinner & Disco" evenings and the "Come Together Parties" in the run-up to Christmas, which also offer smaller companies and groups the opportunity to have a Christmas party in a party atmosphere. In general, a telephone reservation is recommended. Open: Tu W Th 12:00-15:00 and 17:30-23:00; F 12:00-15:00 and 17:30-02:00; Sa 17:30-23:00; closed M Su and public holidays.


  • Spitzweg restaurant, Bell hammer 43a. +49 2131 66 39 660, E-Mail: . Restaurant with young and German cuisine, owner Marika Weinhold 2006 "Gastronomy of the year", German gastronomy award of the Herford brewery. Daily 18:00-00:00.



  • Coffeehouse 1571, Michaelstrasse 69. In the oldest half-timbered house in the city there is cake, coffee and more, everything homemade. Breakfast from 09:00.
  • Küppers Gallery, Münsterplatz 26. In the shadow of St. Quirin, you get a fresh, homemade and original breakfast and lunch buffet at an unbeatable price.

The largest selection of cafes can be found on the Neuss market. On the one hand, the small owner-managed:

  • Market Cafe Neuss, Market 32.
  • Kleeberg, Market 26.
  • Cafe Extrablatt, Market 11-13. Email: .


  • Basement, Neustraße 2a. Discotheque with 2 dance floors.
  • Stylish, At the convent 2.
  • LOFT21
  • Revolution night palace, Xantener Str. 7.
  • Old betting hall



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