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Easy living in Neuss on the Rhine

Written by Garry and last edited by Garry on

 
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Neuss is an easy place for families and single people alike. As for setting up home, the variety of stores for furnishings and fittings in and around the town are fine. Competition is high amongst telecommunications companies but be forewarned, things don’t happen overnight in Germany. Service levels of many of the established giants can be quite frankly atrocious. Contracts and deals are a jungle.

Local utilities companies offer complete services, while a few national giants and lower priced competitors are also available. Expect similar confusing tariffs as in other countries. In an emergency, response times are normally extremely short and the assistance offered is professional. Those who have brought a pet can expect loving attention and high quality care from local vets.

Telecoms providers in Neuss

Complete packages for mobile, land line, internet broadband, mobile broadband and tv can be obtained from several suppliers. It is naturally also possible to pick and choose in a market where prices have fallen drastically and service, on the whole, has improved.

Emergency

The most most visible emergency service, the local police, are invariably courteous and professional and the diversity of cultural backgrounds of personnel is a pleasure to see. Both the fire brigade and the ambulance service are well equipped to handle emergencies.

Library in Neuss

For a small annual fee, membership to the library in Neuss gives access to some one thousand books and four hundred DVDs. The library also offers readership of approximately 1,700 international newspapers and magazines. English langusage films screen during summer.

 

Lost & Found in Neuss

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Any lost property eventually ends up in the hands of the Bürgerbüro and can be found again if it has been handed in. Help is also available for cancelling lost or stolen credit cards on the 24/7 number 116 116. Germans are delightfully honest citizens and the chance or retrieval is high. Good luck.

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Utilities in Neuss

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Local utilities corporations offer complete services, while a few national giants and lower priced competitors are also available to purchase power from. In Neuss, the local semi-public company belongs in part to Stadtwerke Neuss, which is owned by Stadt Neuss.

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Religion in Neuss

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English language services are seldom but do occur once a month at the time of writing. The churches are very visible in Neuss, where Roman Catholics form the largest religious group of more than one third of residents. Protestants make up the second while Islam is the third largest.

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