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May 1 2024

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May Day or Labour Day has traditionally been a politically heated national public holiday in Germany. It is linked with the topics of work, human rights and freedoms. Today, many demonstrations and marches organised by unions and interested parties take place across the country.

A fun evening

Real enjoyment starts the night before with the annual Tanz in den Mai, Dance into May. It is a very special night of celebration in many parts of Europe with roots steeped in history. In Germany traditions including bonfires, the wrapping of the Maypole, dancing and partying into the early hours. And for the romantics at heart, the giving of a tree wrapped in streamers by an admirer.

Historically, witches night, Walpurgisnacht was a Pagan tradition where witches saw in the arrival of spring. It has however, changed somewhat over time and now the focus is on music and dancing the night away.

By Vincent Green, Jan 3 2022


Art venues and museums in and around Neuss regularly present selections of their fine pieces in well presented exhibitions. They often exhibit fascinating and rare works from across the globe with exhibitions of loaned works of art.

City guides for expats

Amazing Capitals Neuss is full of insights for international residents. It is dedicated to helping internationals make choices, settle and participate. Enjoy the city!

Cocktail glasses on a bar