Spectator Sports in Neuss

A mix of indoor and out

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A variety of spectator sports are available to view in Neuss. The horse racing during the winter months brings punters out even on cold evenings. Indoors, basketball and ice hockey appeal while the local football team always welcomes some support.

Exciting activities on the events calender include the annual cycling race and the biannual equestrian weekend.

Equitana Open Air


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


Phone: +49 211 901 910


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


Phone: +49 2131 718 170


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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Horse Racing in Neuss

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


Phone: +49 2131 281 88

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Just down the road in Grevenbroich, the Elephants basketball team plays in the regional league (Regionalliga). Basketball is increasingly popular as a spectator sport in Germany. The team has international players and is doing well.

Basketball-Sport-Gemeinschaft Blau-Weiss Elephants Grevenbroich e.V.

Gustorf Torfstecher Weg 18

41517 Grevenbroich , NRW


Phone: +49 2181 230 611



VfR 06 Neuss, the local soccer or football club (Fussballklub) is, at the time of writing, playing in the district league (Bezirksliga). The games are typical of a small local team, sometimes successful, sometimes not so. The fans enjoy a game when the players are fit.

VfR 06 Neuss e.V.

Derendorfweg 7

41460 Neuss , NRW


Phone: +49 2131 470 900


Ice Hockey

The ice hockey club (Neusser Eishockey Verein), plays in the Eissporthalle Südpark with a capacity of over 3000. At the time of writing, the team is playing in the regional league of the North Rhine-Westphalia and is frequently successful during the winter season.

Neusser Eishockey Verein e.V.

Jakob-Koch-Strasse 1

41466 Neuss , NRW


Phone: +49 2131 313 8911