Place:Würselen, Rheinland, Preußen, Germany

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NameWürselen
Alt namesWürselensource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Wurselen
TypeTown
Coordinates50.817°N 6.133°E
Located inRheinland, Preußen, Germany
Also located inAachen, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany    
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Würselen is a town in the district of Aachen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

History

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During the time of the Roman Empire, Roman soldiers were based at Würselen, on an area today known as "Mauerfeldchen" (small mural field).

The town was first mentioned as Wormsalt in 870. 1265-69 duke Wilhelm IV. of Jülich build the caste Wilhelmstein. Since 1616 the town was known as Würselen. In 1972 the neighboring municipalities Bardenberg and Broichweiden were incorporated into the town.

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