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From Doerentrup, the city of Erfurt is 110 miles to the southeast.
Huecker Moor, located just 25 miles away from Doerentrup, is a beautiful natural attraction that everyone should see.
Schuco Arena in Bielefeld, 20 miles to the west of Doerentrup, is a must-visit for sports fans. When the game's done, hang out with the locals in the nearby pubs or bars.
In the winter months, drag the kids around on a sled and do some snowboarding or skiing at Bodefeld Hunau Ski Resort or St. George Ski Jump.
Travel to Barntrup, 4 miles out of Doerentrup. It's the home of Bad Pyrmont Castle and Friedrichsquelle. An alternative is Lemgo. It's 5 miles from Doerentrup, and is the home of Junkerhaus and Brake Castle.
The regional centre of Detmold, just 10 miles from Doerentrup, is where it's all happening. It has numerous attractions worth making the distance for, including the Hermannsdenkmal, Princely Residence Castle Detmold and Adlerwarte Berlebeck. If there's time for more, some other great places are the Detmold Open-air Museum and the LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold.
Trying out different foods is one of the best ways to learn about an area. So be sure to stop by some of this region's bars, cafés and restaurants.
Ensure you look out for the more popular regional ingredients, like beans and potatoes.
Dine like the local residents do by trying grünkohl und kohlwurst (sausage and kale) and Rheinischer sauerbraten (marinated roast with vegetables).
Why not indulge in some butterkuchen (butter cake)? This delicious dessert will satisfy your sugar cravings.
Pull up a stool at one of the local bars and take a breather with a few quiet brews. If you ask for the local favourite, they'll probably serve you up a Schumacher Alt.
When you're out and about, make sure you order a round of Steinhäger Gin, a favourite spirit.
Perhaps one of the most genuine gestures you can present to the people you meet along the way is to put in the effort to memorize some common phrases in their language. Wie gehts? is how you say how are you. Entschuldigung! (excuse me) is good to practice as well.
Experience the spirit of national pride on the 3rd of October for Unity Day.
Unfortunately, every vacation eventually must come to an end. As the curtain falls on your Doerentrup adventure, say Auf Wiedersehen, spend your final European euros, and reminisce over all the crazy adventures you've had.
When you're ready to catch your flight, be advised that the nearest airport is 40 miles northeast.
Located in the heart of Bad Lippspringe, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Arminiuspark and within 6 miles (10 km) of German Tractor and Model Car Museum and Adam and Eve House. Event Hall PaderHalle and Imperial Palace Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in the heart of Bad Salzuflen, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gradierwerken and Kurpark. Hortus Vitalis and Bad Salzuflen Exhibition Centre are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kurpark, Hortus Vitalis and Gradierwerken. H2O Herford Sports and Water Park and Messezentrum Bad Salzuflen are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated in Bad Pyrmont, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bad Pyrmont Kurpark and Friedrichsquelle. Bad Pyrmont Castle and Hufeland Therme are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in the city centre, this hotel is close to Gradierwerken, Hortus Vitalis and Kurpark. Local attractions also include Bad Salzuflen Exhibition Centre and Messezentrum Bad Salzuflen.
Situated in Bad Oeynhausen, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kurpark and Aqua Magica. Potts Park and Kaiser Wilhelm Monument are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in a regional park, this hotel is close to Hortus Vitalis, Gradierwerken and Kurpark. Local attractions also include Bad Salzuflen Exhibition Centre and Messezentrum Bad Salzuflen.