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From Brakel, Hannover is roughly 50 miles northeast, and Erfurt is approximately 95 miles to the southeast.
To reconnect with Mother Nature, round up the family and head to Tanzwerder Island, located 30 miles away from Brakel. Also consider Karlsaue Park, 30 miles away.
Go to Husarenmuseum Rheder to reflect and fully immerse yourself in the area's culture.
Why not delve into the area's past by checking out one or two of its historical sites? Start at Schloss Rheder or Brakel Rathaus.
Feel the exhilaration during game day at Energieteam Arena. It's in Paderborn, 20 miles to the west of Brakel. After the game, meet up with the friendly locals in the nearby pubs.
Put on some warm socks and hit the trails at the ski resorts near Brakel. Wurmbergschanze and St. George Ski Jump are 60 miles and 45 miles away, respectively.
Holsterturm and Historical Town Hall are just some of the interesting places in Bellersen, a locality 5 miles from Brakel. Beverungen is another good option. It's a convenient 7 miles away from Brakel. Have a look around town and swing by Ruin Krukenburg and Museum Helmarshausen.
To find Externsteine, Adlerwarte Berlebeck and Detmold Open-air Museum, you need to travel northwest from Brakel for 14 miles to Leopoldstal. Aqualip and LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold are some more places that should be high on every traveler's must-see list.
Trying traditional food is a great way to gain insight into a destination. So be sure to stop by some of the region's restaurants.
There's nothing quite like local ingredients. You'll soon find out that beans and potatoes are often used here.
Any foodie worth their salt should make sure they taste grünkohl und kohlwurst (sausage and kale) and Rheinischer sauerbraten (marinated roast with vegetables) before surfing the menu for other local dishes.
For a sweet encounter that will leave you wanting more, try butterkuchen (butter cake), a delectable dessert.
Quench your thirst with a round of bubbly beer. Schumacher Alt won't disappoint.
Considered one of the most popular local spirits, Steinhäger Gin is sure to put some hair on your chest.
The essence of a region is to be discovered not only within its scenery, but also within its language. Learning a few basic greetings and expressions in German will make your experience much more rewarding. Schönen Tag noch! is how you say have a nice day in German. There's also Guten Morgen, which translates as good morning.
If you're planning to be here on the 3rd of October, you should get ready to party. Each year on this day, the entire country comes together to celebrate Unity Day.
You've had a ball, met new friends and probably filled up your camera's memory card. When the time arrives to get rid of your last euros and say "Tschüss" to Teutoburg Forest, chances are you'll already be thinking about your next trip!
If your plans include leaving by plane, know that the most convenient airport is 25 miles to the west.
Accommodation in Brakel
There are very few hotels near Brakel featuring on the Expedia Brakel lodging guide, so reserve your preferred place early.
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Husarenmuseum Rheder and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Schloss Rheder. Brakel Rathaus and St. Peter and Paul Cathedral are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Located in the heart of Paderborn, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Event Hall PaderHalle, Adam and Eve House and Imperial Palace Museum. Museum in Der Kaiserpfalz and Rathaus are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Paderborn, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum in Der Kaiserpfalz, Rathaus and Marienplatz Paderborn. Theatre Westfälische Kammerspiele and Theater Paderborn are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Hameln-Pyrmont, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bad Pyrmont Kurpark and Friedrichsquelle. Spa park with palms and Bad Pyrmont Castle are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Bad Karlshafen, this hotel is steps away from Deutsches Hugenotten-Museum and Bad Karlshafen Town Hall. Ruin Krukenburg and Museum Helmarshausen are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Located in the heart of Paderborn, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Event Hall PaderHalle, Adam and Eve House and Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum. Marienplatz Paderborn and Museum in Der Kaiserpfalz are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated in Bad Driburg, this luxury resort is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from St. Peter and Paul Cathedral and within 9 miles (15 km) of Historical Town Hall and Brakel Rathaus. Schloss Rheder and Husarenmuseum Rheder are also within 12 miles (20 km).