Just across the Rhine River from Dusseldorf, Neuss was founded by the Romans in 16 B.C., as the military colony of Novaesium, making it one of Germany's oldest Roman settlements. The town thrived in the Middle Ages, and in the late 15th century staved off the Siege of Neuss by Burgundian leader Charles the Bold. Museum Insel Hombroich is one of the city's main attractions, a unique venue fusing nature, art and architecture amid the heavy industrialization of the Rhine-Ruhr area.
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4.5 based on 140 reviews
This environment for art is more than beautiful. A natural landscape with serene pavillions squatered al over the park. Perfect for an inspiring day for art lovers. Ancient art (Chinese for example) combined with modern art, without explication. Just look, discuss, dream and think. Enjoy the biological lunch which is included in the entrance ticket. Hombroich is a fascinating experience.
4 based on 72 reviews
Nice shopping mall, signage to find is is poor. Plenty of shops (140) and parking spaces. Foodcoury. Too bad majar department stores, sich as Galleria are missing.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
This church was built in 13th century and completed 1230. I can't stop admiring how they have managed to build this one almost 800 years ago.
You can reach this place easily with tram (#709) from Düsseldorf, ticket costs EUR2,7 oneway and takes about 15min. If you can't get teenagers to come with you otherwise, there is TK Maxx close by, if shopping motivates better the younger generation.
4.5 based on 43 reviews
After visiting Insel Hombroich we went to the Langen Foundation, it's situated at an old nato base which is worth checking out!
The not only the art but also the building is amazing, very beautiful! We went there just before sun-down and this made the place even more beautiful.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
The Clemens Sels Museum Neuss is notable for the diversity of its collection, which encompasses a broad spectrum of the history of art and culture. A prominent position is occupied by the art collection. Alongside major paintings from the Middle Ages and by 17th century Dutch painters, the works by the Nazarenes, Pre-Raphaelites and Symbolists make it a collection unique in Germany. Also represented are the Rhineland Expressionists with a superb selection of paintings, prints and stained glass. Additionally the Museum has comprehensive holdings of paintings and sculptures by Naïve artists who occupy an entirely distinct position within the art of the 20th century. In the area of contemporary art color painting is another focus of the Museum’s collection. Other sections give insight into pre- and early modern history, the historical and economic development of the city of Neuss and the rise of regional bourgeois culture.
The Clemens-Sels Museum in Neuss includes a beautiful collection of Roman artifacts. Neuss, in Roman times Novaesium, is not far from the Limes, the former Roman border of the Romans. So the place developed early. The museum, which also includes other collections, is well accessible. The collections are well documented. There is a place where you can get some drinks, and you can buy some little things at the cash register.
The museum is within walking distance of the station, but is also easily accessible by public transport.
4 based on 14 reviews
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The Raketenstation used to be a Nato missile base. Building costs were shared by Nato member states as part of the organisation’s chain of air defences. Belgium took over the base in 1967 on behalf of the USA. After all troops withdrew in 1990 GSG9 (the German Federal Police’s anti-terrorism unit) made brief use of this site for training purposes.
In 1994 art-collector, patron, and founder of the Insel Hombroich Museum Karl-Heinrich Müller bought the missile base. As had previously been the case with the Museum Insel Hombroich he thereby established the basis for transforming the former Nato site into a place of culture, scholarship, and nature. Art thus acquired a new place for experimentation.
The halls, hangers, earth ramparts, and observation tower on the 13 hectare site were refurbished and restructured. For expansion of the area Karl-Heinrich Müller gained the support of other internationally celebrated artists and architects who worked alongside sculptor Erwin Heerich in an intermediate zone between architecture and sculpture: Raimund Abraham, Tadao Ando, Oliver Kruse, Katsuhito Nishikawa, and Alvaro Siza.
In 1997 Karl-Hinrich Müller founded the Stiftung Insel Hombroich, combining the Museum Insel Hombroich, the Kirkeby-Feld, and the Raketenstation. Today visual artists, writers, composers, and scholars from various countries and cultural backgrounds live and work in the former missile base.
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