City of Düsseldorf

Neuss, Guesthouse Hegger in Meerbusch

The city of Neuss is situated opposite the provincial capital of Düsseldorf.

Neuss (Novaesium) is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Its more than 2000-year history goes back to the time of the Roman Empire. The founding of the city is proven by a deed from the year 1190. Today, He is a large town of around 155,000 residents.

He is the largest city in the Rhine district and in terms of population belongs to the district (i.e. not independent), the largest city in the Federal Republic of Germany. The cities of Düsseldorf, Dormagen, Grevenbroich, Korchenbroich, Kaarst and Meerbusch border the city of Neuss.


The economy of Neuss is shaped by the manufacturing and service industries located at its port. The dominant sectors are oil milling, and bulk goods and container handling, another industrial area, where many companies are headquartered, can be found along the A57 motorway.

Neighbouring cities:

It is bordered by Düsseldorf, Dormagen, Grevenbroich, Korchenbroich, Kaarst and Meerbusch.


The Quirinus-Münster, the Obertor, the arsenal Zeughaus, the city walls at Hamtor-Platz and some museums can be reached easily by foot.

Townfolks Marksmanship Festival:

Many towns in Germany have held military and shooting drills since as far back as the Middle Ages. The oldest surviving organization to hold such exercises in Neuss was the Sebastianus-Bruderschaft of 1415. The Schützenfest (‘marksmanship festival’) in its present form dates back to 1823.

Today, the Neuss Schützenfest is a major event for the entire region, taking place in August of each year. It drew more than 7,700 shooters in 2019. In 2021, the Schützenfest unfortunately could not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic.


The pedestrian zone (Krefelder Straße / Niederstraße) offers a series of economical shopping possibilities in the city center.

Neuss – Town hall
Neuss – Town hallNeuss – Obertor
Neuss – ObertorNeuss – Quirinus Münster
Neuss – Quirinus Münster

Day trips:

The Neuss racecourse on a race day is well worth a visit. At the indoor skiing facility in Neuss, you can ski all year round and enjoy après-ski events. The Zollfeste (‘fortified tol- house’) in Zons is just a few kilometers away. And a visit to the Krefeld Zoo is a great trip for families with children. The city of Düsseldorf can be reached by the city train/subway line U75 as well as regional trains.

Transport connections from our Guesthouse to Neuss:

He lies around 16 kilometer  from us and may be reached easily by car via the A 57 in around 10 to 15 minutes. By underground/tram U 70,U 74/U 76 (stop 5 minutes) changing at Belsenplatz into the U 75 one requires around 45 minutes to the Neuss main railway station. By regional train from Meerbusch-Osterath railway station, one is at Neuss main railway station in around 6 minutes.

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