Neuss trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Neuss

Trip Planner Europe  /  Germany  /  North Rhine-Westphalia  /  Neuss
Neuss is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the west bank of the Rhine opposite Düsseldorf. Neuss is the largest city within the Rhein-Kreis Neuss district and owes its prosperity to its location at the crossing of historic and modern trade routes. It is primarily known for its historic Roman sites, as well as the annual Neusser Bürger-Schützenfest. In 1984 Neuss celebrated 2000 years since its foundation. It therefore holds the title of "Germany's oldest city" alongside the city of Trier.HistoryAncient RomeNeuss was founded by the Romans in 16 BC as a military fortification with the current city to the north of the castra, on the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Erft, with the name of Novaesium. Later a civil settlement was founded in the area of today's center of the town during the 1st century AD. Novaesium, together with Trier (Augusta Treverorum), is one of the three oldest Roman settlements in Germany.Middle AgesNeuss grew during the Middle Ages because of its prime location on several routes, by the crossing of the great Rhine valley, and with its harbour and ferry. During the 10th century, the remains of the martyr and tribune Saint Quirinus, not to be confused with the Roman god Quirinus, had been relocated to Neuss. This resulted in pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Quirinus even from countries beyond the borders of the Holy Roman Empire. Neuss was first documented as a town in 1138.
Plan your vacation with our Germany tourist route planner and discover the best things to do in Neuss.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Neuss

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Neuss

Cologne Best for: Museums, Zoos & Aquariums, Historic Sites Dusseldorf Best for: Shopping, Historic Sites, Museums Aachen Best for: Historic Sites, Spas, Museums Bruhl Best for: Theme Parks, Historic Sites, Museums Bonn Best for: Historic Sites, Museums, Parks

Where to stay in Neuss

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Neuss

2 days in Neuss BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Neuss BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Neuss BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Neuss BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Neuss BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Neuss BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Neuss BY A USER FROM FINLAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Neuss BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Neuss BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Neuss BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Neuss BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans