Neuss is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Over 2,000 years ago, the Romans laid the headstone with the “Novaesium” legion camp at the mouth of the Erft into the Rhine.
Since 1475 the city held the Hanse-privilege, granted by Emperor Frederick III. Neuss had good trade relations with the Netherlands, and long-distance trade extended through northern German cities to the Baltic States. Wines, spices and brewery products are still traded in Neuss today.
On a walk through the historic quarter you can see many testimonies of time. Worth seeing are the Quirinus Münster, at the same time a symbol of the city, and the Obertor. Culture in Neuss scores all year round: Classical concerts in the Zeughaus, the highly acclaimed Shakespeare Festival and the Hombroich cultural area delight visitors from near and far. The highlight every year is the Neusser Bürger-Schützenfest on the last weekend in August. Magnificent parades, evening balls and a colourful hustle and bustle on the festival meadow reflect the pulsating joy of life in the city on the Rhine. The Alpenpark Neuss, an active leisure park open all year round with a ski hall, alpine golf, climbing park and fun football, promises snow and fun.
A great event casts its shadow: From 26 to 29 May 2022, the city of Neuss will be holding the 42nd International Hanseatic Day.