Aldenhoven Aldenhoven is a municipality in the district of Düren in the
state of North Rhine-Westphalia located not far east of Aachen.
to the findings of modern archeology, the history of Aldenhoven goes
back to the time of the Rössen culture, that is, the period of 4,000
years before Christ. This
has been scientifically proven by the excavation of Retzener
settlements in the village in Aldenhoven and Lower Saxony in the 1960s.
was given its importance by three important Roman roads -
Aachen-Jülich, Düren-Tüddern and Verviers-Limburg-Düsseldorf. This
particular position of traffic has probably caused the Romans to settle
in the area of Aldenhoven. What
was originally only a presumption, was later clearly proved by excavations
in the years 1938/39 which show Franconian settlements in the
Siersdorfer area in the 6th and 7th century.
most recent documentary reports on Aldenhoven and the places that are
now incorporated are from the turn of the millennium. The
town of Aldenhoven is documented scientifically for the year 922.
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