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Duren is a town in the Duren district in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The city is located between Aachen and Cologne. The city is one of the largest in the districts and is divided into 15 further districts.
The city is one of the oldest in the city and has been documented about 2000 years back and the city was first conquered by the Romans under the leadership of Julius Caesar. The town obtained city rights in the 13th century. The city became one of the richest by 20th century.
The city is connected by a good rail network and also by road network. The nearest airport is situated at Frankfurt airport and can be accessed by rail and road. The city has daily trains running to the airport.
Located in an area of about 85 square km and at an elevation of 120m above sea level the city has a population of about 90,000 residents. The city is fairly mountainous with the highest elevation being at about 225m above sea level.
The city has a good connection of Bus service that runs to most parts of the town. Also there is taxi service that could help you a lot when you feel lost. The minimum fare of a taxi would be about 3 Euros.
The city has 3 museums which are worth visiting. Some of the other places include the Castle of Burgau, the water palace, Anna's Church and Three belt bridges.
The city has a guided tour which will help you in understanding the history and the culture of this town. You can also hire locals as guides for just over 2 Euros.
The city enjoys a climate like most other German cities in the state with pleasant summer and sub zero winters. The best time to visit would be in the mid summer.