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City of Zuelpich
Coordinates: 50 ° 40 ′ 10 ″  N , 6 ° 42 ′ 58 ″  E
Height : 170 m
Area : 3.24 km²
Residents : 503  (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 155 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st July 1969
Postal code : 53909
Area code : 02251

Dürscheven is a district of Zülpich in the Euskirchen district in North Rhine-Westphalia . The mayor is Siegbert Sievernich (as of July 2017).


The B56 in Dürscheven (May 2007)
St. Gereon's Church

Dürscheven is located on the south-eastern outskirts of the urban area, bordering the urban area of Euskirchen . Neighboring towns are Ülpenich , Enzen , Elsig and Frauenberg .


Dürscheven is probably a Roman settlement, as the oldest place name "Sceveno" suggests (Scaevola was a Roman leader).

In a document dated September 19, 1533, the couple Daem von Scheven and Meichgen von Scheven zu Ellen are referred to as Knights of Dürscheven . The current name Dürscheven means "an area overgrown with thorn bushes" according to a medieval name.

On July 1, 1969, Dürscheven was incorporated into Zülpich .

Architectural monuments

  • St. Gereon's Church
  • Rectory
  • Neuenthaler Hof
  • Mühlenhof
  • Station building


The oldest parts of the church date from the 12th century. In the 16th century a two-aisled quarry stone building with a choir closed on three sides was built.


Bundesstrasse 56 leads directly through the town . Until the closure of the Düren - Euskirchen railway line in 1983, Dürscheven had its own train station . Today the Bördebahn runs here . The reception building of the Dürscheven train station is now privately owned. Therefore, the stop is currently not approached by the Bördebahn. If the Bördebahn is reactivated for passenger traffic, a new stop must be built. At the former station, the only thing that can be seen is the former double-track construction of the Bördebahn, a bridge still has a track remnant from the second track.


Web links

Commons : Dürscheven  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population figures as of December 31, 2018
  2. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 88 .