An excursion or a day out

Written by Garry on

© Ruhr Tourismus / Joachim Schumacher
© Ruhr Tourismus / Stefan Ziese
© Ruhr Tourismus / Ralph Lueger

Since Neuss is located in the midst of the banana shaped urban area of the Rhine Ruhr region, there is much to see. Taking a trip to see exciting, interesting or informative places is relatively easy, whether driving or using public transport.

Some worthwhile localities for an excursion or a day out have been published on nearby Amazing Capitals websites.

Industrial Heritage Trail

Over some 400 kilometres, 25 highlights and 16 vistas, the Industrial Heritage Trail weaves its way through marvellous countryside, urban areas and former industrial production parks. Discover fascinating recreational zones with museums, experience centres and events.

Gasometer Oberhausen Ruhr

The Gasometer in Oberhausen provides the unique frame for cultural experiences of various kinds. Exhibitions, theatre and music are made viable and can be rediscovered and experienced with all the senses. As a venue, it has inspired artists of international relevance.

Zeche Zollverein

Zollverein is an enormous old mining complex in the north of Essen and is the most prominent example of the structural change in the whole Ruhr region. An impressive mix of historical design and industrial museums and leisure facilities await national and international visitors.


LegoLand® Discovery Centre

© Tourismus/Jochen Schlutius

The LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Duisburg offers visitors enjoy incredible adventures. Whatever the occasion; children’s birthday party, educational activities or rainy day fun with the family, all can spend hours together at the kids’ attractions enjoying and exploring inside the world’s biggest box of LEGO.


Sea Life

© Ruhr Tourismus / Stefan Ziese

Discover an enormous and fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE in Oberhausen. Across an area of around 4,000 square metres, some 20,000 ocean-dwellers in 50 huge aquariums can be admired. Or take an imposing stroll through a tunnel underneath 1.5 million litres of water in the tropical ocean tank.


Museum Folkwang

© Ruhr Tourismus / Jochen Schlutius

Museum Folkwang opened January 2010 when Essen and the Ruhr Area became one of Europe’s Capitals of Culture for that year. The collections of the museum are as varied as they are vast; paintings, sculptures and objects, photographs, graphics and posters.