Written by Garry on

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The people of Neuss love to enjoy themselves. And some five hundred thousand residents in the greater region await to be entertained. It is easy to head out into the countryside on foot, by bike, in the car or by train. One fascinating place for recreation in the vicinity is the open cast mine.

In the Ruhr region nearby, wonderful recreational and amusement parks have been created here for young and old alike. Study creatures of the sea, experience giant building blocks from childhood or bathe in the glorious atmosphere of Hollywood, for instance. The whole family can have fun.


The whole state of NRW offers an almost perfect, broad network of circular cycling routes and plenty of cycle paths can be found along the banks of the Ruhr and Rhine rivers. Many smaller rivers and the canals also offer wonderful trips. Trains and trams help cover long distances.

Scenic Routes

The region around Neuss offers many ways of escaping to scenic countryside. Shorts excursions can be made to nearby historic Zons or Uerdenbach. Farther afield the area of Eifel-Ardennes awaits, which is located across the four open borders of Germany, Belgium, France and Luxembourg.

Walking and Hiking

An unconventional way of taking a stroll is located at the river Erft, where a few hundred metres long path inspires visitors to remove shoes and socks for an entirely new experience. The weary are then invited to walk barefoot over seventeen different surfaces.