Events in Neuss

A blend of breath taking to quaint happenings

Written by Garry and last edited by Garry on

 

*Barely a week goes by without an event or activity happening in Neuss. Two long-standing major events take place here every year that have attained national and international renown.

The annual stage performances of the Shakespeare Festival stun audiences in the cosy, if minimalistic Globe theatre during the summer. The other, the International Dance Weeks, brightens up the winter months with powerful emotional displays of artful movement.

The recently upgraded racecourse offers lovers of horses and betting folk exciting evenings and there are regular concerts in the Zeughaus. Lovers of carnival should experience the Schützenfest whilst art enthusiast can enjoy many exhibitions throughout the year.

Entries can be found in alphabetical order in the navigation and according to start dates below.

Exhibitions in Neuss

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Art venues and museums in Neuss and the region regularly present selections of their fine pieces. Unable to show their extensive works as a whole due to lack of space, these opportunities and regularly staged events present well researched and comprehensive insights.

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Happenings in Neuss

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Every now and then something special takes place in Neuss. Such happenings can vary from celebrations to mark an opening or anniversary to a market or a one off concert. The community is quick to pick up on such events, creating gatherings large and small.

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Chinese New Year Festival

To celebrate the dawn of the Chinese New Year in Neuss, a few organisations have put together a broad collection of activities and events. They include an exhibition, cooking, music, kites and gongs. Finger food of chinese specialiies is on offer early evening as is a get together at the end of festivities late evening.

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Economic Development
 Neuss

Oberstrasse 7-9

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 903 101

Logo and programme of Chinese New Year Festival Neuss
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Carnival in Neuss

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The carnival season is long, starting on November 11 and going through to Kappessontag (Nonsense Sunday), Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) and Aschermittwoch (Ash Wednesday) sometime in February or March. Some eighteen local carnival organisations and clubs can be found in Neuss.

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Karnevalsausschuss Neuss e.V.

Boschstrasse 12

41462 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 805 91

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Krammarkt in Neuss

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Six times throughout the year dealers of the Krammärkte gather around the Quirinus and beyond. They offer such things as herbs, curtains, pottery, clothes pegs and all manner of other wares. Visitors enjoy the intimate atmosphere, especially when the weather is appealing.

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Ordnungsamt Neuss

Markt 2

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 903 600

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Fischmarkt in Neuss

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The fish market takes place on several regular occasions through the year. Stands are set up in the town centre of Neuss and attract a good clientele. Many seasonal products including a wide range of fish and crustaceans are available from assorted vendors creating an inspiring scent of the ocean.

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Neusser Marketing GmbH & Co. KG

Oberstrasse 7-9

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 908 300

 

Neuss Blooms

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The festival Neuss blooms takes place during the first weekend of May. Primroses are distributed to visitors while stands are lined along the streets selling jewelry, decorative items, plants as well as food and beverages. Shops and restaurants are also partake in the event. Shops are open for business on Sunday.

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Neusser Marketing GmbH & Co. KG

Oberstrasse 7-9

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 908 300

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City Trödelmarkt

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The city fleamarket in Neuss takes place during May on Mother's Day and a second time on a Sunday in September. Stands can be found along the high street and around Markt. The event has a long standing tradition, offers a terrific atmosphere and potentially great buys.

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Neusser Marketing GmbH & Co. KG

Oberstrasse 7-9

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 908 300

 

Spring Festival of Cultures

Taking place under the motto "Jung und Alt in unserer Stadt" on the Markt, Platz am Romaneum and Freithof, the spring festival unites young and old from all cultures. Cheerful activities include concerts, magic, presentations and allsorts to join in together.

Stadt Neuss Integrationsbüro

Promenadenstrasse 43-45

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 905 071

 

Equitana Open Air

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With some 1,500 horses, 50 breeds and over 30,000 visitors, the open-air festival on the race course in Neuss is the largest of its kind in the state of North Rhine Westphalia. With a combination of sports, information, shopping and entertainment, Equitana Open Air is a very family-friendly event.

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Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH

Völklinger Strasse 4

40219 Düsseldorf , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 211 901 910

 

Shakespeare Festival Neuss

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The 2017 season offers expats many performances in English. Bristol's Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory bring Othello to the Globe, The Watermill Theatre from Newbury stage two productions with Twelfth Night and Romeo & Juliet while Mountview Productions of London perform Ben Jonson's The Alchemist in Neuss.

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Kulturamt Neuss

Oberstrasse 17

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 904 113

Guys on bikes on stage of Shakespeare Festival
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Workspace Art Neuss and County

Artists located in Neuss and several other towns of Rhine County Neuss open their studios again, inviting the general public to view their space, methods and to reveal their works of art. The event known as Arbeitsplatz Kunst takes place over two whole weekends.

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Stadt Neuss Kulturamt

Oberstrasse 17

41462 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 904 118

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Summer Night Run

Early in the summer in Neuss, a course with a distance of a few hundred metres to several kilometres is laid out across the town. Participants of all ages either run short lengths or three loops for the five kilometres or six loops for the ten kilometres race.

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Turngemeinde Neuss von 1848 e. V.

Schorlemerstrasse 131a

41464 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 718 170

 

Classic Night in Neuss

The Deutsche Kammerakademie creates a magical summertime atmosphere in the Rosengarten in Neuss. For classical music lovers this popular event is a joy to expeierence. Packed to the brim, the crowd enthuses in the passionate performance of the orchestra.

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Neusser Marketing GmbH & Co. KG

Oberstrasse 7-9

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 908 300

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Tour de France in Neuss

The regional Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2017 cycling race is a major event in Neuss with cyclists passing through town on Day 2. Day 1 will be staged in Düsseldorf while day 2 will again start in the state capital, circle out east and back to then loop out north and west through Neuss and on to Liège, Belgium.

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A.S.O. Amaury Sport Organisation

Cyclist Group sprinting image for the Grand Départ, Tour de France 2017
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Special Olympics NRW 2017

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The Special Olympics Landesspiele 2017 for the state of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) will take place in Neuss. Recognised by the International Olypics Committee, IOC, the goal of these games is to attract both children and adults to discover their talents. Some 1,000 athletes will attend the games.

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Special Olympics Deutschland in Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.

Leuthardstrasse 9

44135 Dortmund , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 231 950 880 88

View of spectators in sports hall
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Cycling Race

The Tour de Neuss is an annual cycling road race on a course weaving through the city usually during the summer month of July. The open air party commences mid afternoon with races running through until late evening. There then follows an after race party.

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Neusser Radfahrerverein von 1888/09 e.V.

Bergheimer Strasse 537

41466 Neuss

Phone: +49 172 200 0654 Mobile

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Funfair Neuss

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The funfair in Neuss takes place every year towards the end of the summer on the grounds of the racecourse. The fair offers a fun day out for the whole family with big wheel, nostalgic rides, plenty of high, fast, spinning stuff and German sausages.

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Neusser Bürger-Schützen-Verein e.V.

Haus Rottels

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 277 070

 

Schützenfest Neuss

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The Schützenfest is a huge annual event that excites young and old. Parallel to the funfair each summer, numerous corps in their stunning uniforms march proudly through the centre of town upholding a long tradtition that includes clay pidgeon shoting.

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Neusser Bürger-Schützen-Verein e.V.

Haus Rottels

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 277 070

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Jazz Summer Night

The Jazz Sommer Nacht traditionally takes place each year on the last Friday evening of the summer holidays. Held in the café, foyer and the forecourt of the Alte Post, the concert attracts a huge following from near and far. Experience new performers and established names free of charge.

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Kulturforum Alte Post Neuss

Neustrasse 28

41460 41460 , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 904 122

 

Night of Culture

The night of culture (Kulturnacht) is a perfect opportunity to discover the variety of creative institutions in Neuss. Art, theatre, music and dance are some of the possibilities to experience what is on offer as well as culinary delights from many parts of the world. Most activities are free of charge.

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Kulturamt Neuss

Oberstrasse 17

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 904 101

 

Hansa Fest

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Over the weekend in late September, the Hanseatic festivities include presentations and performances on stage all take place in the centre of town around Markt, Freithof and Münsterplatz. Stands representing many Hansa ports can be visited besides Neuss.

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Neusser Marketing GmbH & Co. KG

Oberstrasse 7-9

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 908 300

Scene of medieval man and crafts fair at Hansa Festival Neuss
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Intercultural Week

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Marking the national annual Intercultural Week (Interkulturelle Woche), activities to advance harmony also take place in Neuss. They commence this year in the town hall with a concert and an accompanying exhibition and end with an open invitation to visit the mosque.

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Interkulturelle Woche

Postfach 16 06 46

60069 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 230 605

 

Quirinus Mittelalter Markt

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The fascinating yet gruesome Middle Ages come to life in Neuss each and every year in October. On the Markt, Freithof and racecourse, the festivities revolve around traditions of long ago. People show their expertise with all manner of crafts, trades, foods and beverages.

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Neusser Marketing GmbH & Co. KG

Oberstrasse 7-9

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 908 300

 

International Dance Weeks

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Outstanding dance performances in front of highly enthusiastic audiences provide the recipe for a unique stage experience in Neuss. International companies from places in the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil and New Zealand create beautiful experiences.

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Kulturamt Neuss

Oberstrasse 17

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 904 113

Beautiful dance performance on stage
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Horse Racing in Neuss

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Neuss Galopp and the horse racing tradition has been around since well over a century. In 2010, major investment in the race track, the new spectator stand and other facilities have created a truly high quality venue. Floodlights ensure that horse racing can be enjoyed throughout the winter season.

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Neusser Reiter- und Rennverein e.V.

Am RennbahnPark 1

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 281 88

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Christmas Market in Neuss

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The Christmas Market in Neuss is very traditional, cosy and well set on the Münsterplatz in the shadow of the Basilica. The unique atmosphere of a traditional German Christmas market is becoming increasingly popular, due to the enchanting festive season atmosphere it evokes.

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Neusser Marketing GmbH & Co. KG

Oberstrasse 7-9

41460 Neuss , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2131 908 300

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