April, 2006

 

Big News in Neuss!

Dorint Novotel
Dusseldorf, Germany
http://www.novotel.com/novotel/fichehotel/gb/nov/5416/fiche_hotel.shtml

 

While you pronounce the name of this German town like the English word ‘noise,' the small city of Neuss is big news for the traveler in search of charm, history, art, architecture, music, warmth, friendliness, atmospheric restaurants and cafes, and the aroma of freshly baked breads and pastries filling the air of the shopping area. Neuss is the more residential section of Dusseldorf, hub city for LTU Airlines. To reach Neuss with relative ease, take a taxi from Dusseldorf airport and head for the 4-Star Dorint Novotel Am Rosengarten and 15 minutes later you'll arrive at. . . you've guessed it. . . a modern hotel surrounded by a rose garden in a city dating back to the Romans.

Let's start with the obvious: The 209 room Dorint Novotel is in an idyllic location in a park in this old Roman city. A stream runs around the property where you'll see nutria frolicking along the banks of the stream in a park which wraps around the perimeter of the hotel. The stream was created by the order of Napoleon when the area was under his influence and you'll find marker stones placed by the Romans to assist soldiers in knowing when they had walked a mile, ergo the term “milestone.” The Clemens Sel Museum and ancient Obertor, one of the most important city gates, built in the year 1200, are only yards away from the hotel's entrance and the ancient marketplatz and downtown Koenigsallee shopping area are only minutes away by foot!

Comfortable accommodations with marshmallow-soft comforters provide the indoor pampering while views of the park setting give a sense of being in the countryside. Yhe hotel features 2 restaurants, a cocktail bar the seems to run for blocks, meeting rooms, ballroom facilities which host huge events, and boasts a sauna, whirlpool and solarium.

A 15 minute tram ride whisks visitors to downtown Dusseldorf but you may not want to leave Neuss! Here are some of the attractions you'll find just outside the door of the Dorint Novotel Am Rosengarten in Neuss:

One of the oldest cities in Germany, Neuss began in Roman times. The symbol of Neuss is the s is the Quirinius- Muenster church built in the Romanesque style between 1209 and 1230..


Zeughaus, the former church and monastery, built in the middle of the 17th century, was used as a school from 1803 to 1898. Since its renovation in 1990, Zeughaus has been used as a concert hall and location for important events.

The artist, Erwin Heerich, designed eleven buildings that are, themselves, artistic sculptures. This unique museum joi8ngs nature with art in a special setting called Stiftung Insel Hombroich.

Music. theater, and special events abound in Neuss. Among the yearly events you'll find the Neuser Buergerschuetzenfest when, for five days each year at the end of August, Neuss, becomes a huge festival with locals and visitors join in the Citizen's Fair and Festival. Over 6000 active riflemen participate in parades with marching bands complete with a fair right in the middle of the city center. You'll find this ancient city buzzing with the sounds of music and laughter as families enjoy the merry-go-round, beer tents and food stands which abound in town center and across the fairgrounds.

Nature abounds in Nuess! You'll find and 18 hole championship golf course on 237 acres, foot
paths specially made for those who want to walk barefoot on a variety of paths made of marble, shells, gravel bark and sand, and a meadow to relax in!

And for those traveling with children, be sure to visit Kinderbauerhof Neuss where children can touch farm animals to introduce big cities dwellers to natural, Also visit logo Lino Indoor Spielland, a 3000 square meter indoor play land with a big climbing castle, a ball-pool, a “bouncy castle: and other attractions to capture the imagination of children of all ages.

In addition to a varied menu of excellent offerings on the hotel's menu (try the wienerschntizel!), you'll want to try the typical food of the region, like sauerbraten, at the Vogthaus which is over 400
years old and is located in the gable of the building. A chime with rifleman completes the uniqueness of this architecturally unique location,

A big surprise is the Jever Skihalle Neuss, the city's indoor skiing facility which s the biggest indoor ski facility in Germany! During the day, you can ski and in the evening you can enjoy an apres ski party complete with live good music!

The Dorint Novotel in Neuss is an ideal location to launch your travels through Germany and its proximity to Dusseldorf's main train station and Dusseldorf Airport makes it easy to continue you journey around Germany, into France, Belgium. Holland or fly off from Dusseldorf to Spain and the Canary Islands!