Duren trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Duren

Trip Planner Europe  /  Germany  /  North Rhine-Westphalia  /  Duren
Nightlife Sightseeing
Düren is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, capital of Düren district in Germany. It is located between Aachen and Cologne on the river Rur.HistoryRoman eraCelts inhabited the area now known as Düren before the Roman invasion. The Celts called their small settlement, Durum (meaning castle). After the Celts, other Germanic tribes settled this area. They were conquered by the Romans under Julius Caesar.Durum became a supply area for the rapidly growing Roman city of Cologne. Furthermore, a few important Roman roads skirt Durum (including the road from Cologne to Jülich and Tongeren and the road from Cologne to Zülpich and Trier). The Romans remained in the area for about 400 years. The name "villa duria" occurred the first time in the Frankish Annals in the year 747.After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century, the Franks settled in Düren. The Frankish king Pippin der Kleine (Pippin the Short) often visited Düren in the 8th century and held a few important conventions there. Pippin was the father of the famous emperor Charlemagne. The Franks made of Durum a royal palace, from which the name Palatine (Pfalz in German) is derived. Charlemagne sojourned a few times there. Jeff was built at the place where, in 1991, the Saint Anne Church is located today. Due to the frequent visits of Charlemagne, a few markets sprang up, such as the corn, cattle, wood, chicken, and butter markets, all of which contributed to Düren's development.
When using our Germany family vacation planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Duren

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Duren

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Duren:
Sightseeing, museums, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, spas
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Parks, shopping, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to North Rhine-Westphalia

60 days in Germany BY A USER FROM GERMANY November, culture, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Dusseldorf, Paris & Rabat BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM TANZANIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Dusseldorf BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, teens, kids, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM THAILAND August, teens, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cologne BY A USER FROM KUWAIT July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Germany BY A USER FROM PARAGUAY August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Cologne & Corfu BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in North Rhine-Westphalia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans