The Tour de France is in Neuss in 2017. The infamous cycling race is an institution that has been held for over one hundred years. Over the last few decades, organisers have experimented with short trips ouside of France. Now it’s Germany turn once again, when the 2017 race departs from Düsseldorf and the Rheinland region.
Day 1 of Le Grand Départ of the iconic Tour de France 2017 is being staged in Düsseldorf. Day 2 again commences in the state capital then spins out to the east to circle back to Düsseldorf and loop out north and west. Passing through Neuss and other nearby towns, cyclists continue on their route south west to the Belgium border and on to the city of Liège.
A French village on the Freithof creates the atmsphère Français while events on stage at the Markt entertain enthusiasts.
Many interesting sights form the backdrop for TV viewers across the globe. Düsseldorf, Mettmann County, Erkrath, Mettmann, Meerbusch, Neuss, Kaarst, Korschenbroich, Mönchengladbach, Niers, Düren County, Jülich, Alsdorf, Würselen, Aachen all present their best images.
This is one of those rare occasions when public agencies can cooperate on a larger project to create an impressive image of the whole region. Neuss is utilising this unique opportunity to host many topical events.
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.
ISR - International School on the Rhine a short drive from the centre of Düsseldorf is an accredited, private and international all-day school starting at Kindergarten. Many choose ISR because the academic program prepares students for the world-wide renowned International Baccalaureate or IB.
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 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.More...
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.More...
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.More...
Route Highlights Day 1
Kunstsammlung NRW K20
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Events and happenings
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Route Highlights Day 2
Fundstätte des Neandertalers
Historischer Stadtkern Meerbusch
Schloss Wickrath mit Wasserschlossanlage Niers
Historisches Rathaus Aachen