Neuss claims Roman roots paired with an industrial heritage. Both are very visible today. The town is nestled along the bank and harbour of the river Rhine and is located firmly in the western heart of the state of North Rhine Westphalia.
The place combines a peaceful coexistence of industry and nature. The central streets of the town are flanked on the one side by the harbour and on the other by a long, winding park. Odd piles of refurbished brickwork create ancient towers and walls that remind the viewer of an existence reaching back more than 2,000 years.
The surrounding countryside is reveals idyllic wide open spaces, much agriculture and the fascinating results in a few areas of open faced mining.
The people of Neuss are proud of their home and heritage. A few local families have played a major role in making Neuss what it is today.