With its remarkable Roman history and prime selection of historical monuments, Neuss is a spirited city in which the classic and the contemporary combine. An architectural banquet of Baroque beauty and medieval majesty contributes to Neuss’ cultural appeal, while first class museums document an illustrious and prosperous past. Despite embracing modern design and mass tourism, the city has still managed to maintain its antique charms and ancient customs, both of which are most prevalent in the rustic restaurants and atmospheric wine cellars that punctuate the streets.
Neuss’ most legendary landmark is undoubtedly the Basilica of St. Quirinus, a remarkable Romanesque structure whose luminous green turrets and filigreed façade creates an arresting image. These talismanic towers can be ascended in order to enjoy panoramic city vistas.
Wander the atmospheric ruins of the city’s original Medieval Wall to transport you back to a time of ancient simplicity. Along the walls, wanderers can observe defensive towers and imposing entrance portals that speak eloquently of the past.
Neuss’ boasts an impeccable selection of museums dedicated to everything from the artistic to the ancient. A perfect example of the city’s cultural innovation is the Insel Hombroich Museum, an idyllic exhibition in which nature and art co-exist harmoniously. Set amidst 20 hectares of gorgeous greenery, the collection boasts famous artists and cutting edge contemporary works.
A modern and magnificent eatery whose culinary concepts are both delicious and dazzling is Spitzweg, a popular restaurant amongst both locals and visitors. Internationally inspired dishes are enjoyed in the richly decorated dining room, a place where eye-catching paintings rival the perfect presentation of the food. (Glockhammer 43a 41460 Neuss, Germany)