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Are you thinking about a little Velen adventure? Then, it's time to start planning.

Velen Vacation Packages

Velen is located just 30 miles to the north of the city of Essen.

Travelers of all ages are sure to find something that excites them at Wildpark Frankenhof.

Feel the ocean air on your skin at Seaside Beach Baldeney, 35 miles to the south.

The area surrounding Velen features a number of wonderful nature reserves. Two recommended attractions nearby to Velen are Bocholter Stadtwald (14 miles away) and Aasee Bocholt (14 miles away).

Take a trip back to another era as you wander around Ramsdorf Castle. This historical site has many tales to tell.

Go and see the FC Schalke 04 battle their opponents at Veltins-Arena. Located in Gelsenkirchen, it's 25 miles to the south of Velen. On game days, follow the sea of blue and white to the stadium. Afterwards, join local soccer lovers at a nearby drinking hole for a few post-game beers.

Travel to Südlohn, 4 miles out of Velen. It's home to Westphalian Bell Museum and Wijngaard Hesselink. Alternatively, Sudlohn is around 6 miles away. Start off at Winterswijk City Park and St. Jacob's Church.

Consider taking the family to Rhede, a regional hub just 12 miles to the southwest of Velen. This area is home to a range of attractions, such as Bocholter Handwerksmuseum, Kunsthaus Bocholt and City Museum Bocholt. Bocholt Historic Town Hall and St. Georg's Church are additional sites that you won't want to miss.

Don't miss the opportunity to treat your taste buds to a tour of this region's cafés and restaurants.

Ensure that you ask about the more popular regional ingredients, like beans and potatoes.

You should sample some local dishes, like grünkohl und kohlwurst (sausage and kale) and Rheinischer sauerbraten (marinated roast with vegetables).

Ask for some butterkuchen (butter cake) after you have finished your meal. This divine dessert is impossible to say no to.

There's nothing like a round of brews with your buddies to top off a superb day. Schumacher Alt is what many of the locals choose.

You can't leave without trying Steinhäger Gin. This spirit is perfect for those that like to indulge in a hard drink.

Authentic traveling is about so much more than simply seeing the sights. It's also about immersing yourself in the words, stories and ideas of a place. Your adventures will be richer if you attempt to learn some common expressions and greetings in German. Gute Nacht translates to good night in German. Would you like to dance? is another nice one to be familiar with, so learn to pronounce Möchten Sie mit mir tanzen.

A vibrant national celebration, Unity Day is something that you won't want to miss. It takes place on the 3rd of October.

Has it come time to say "Auf Wiedersehen" to Velen? Pick up some last-minute souvenirs with your last euros to ensure you always remember your fantastic trip.

If you're looking for the closest airport, it is approximately 35 miles away.

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SportSchloss Velen

SportSchloss Velen

Schloßplatz 1 , Velen
of 5, from 20 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Velen, this luxury hotel is 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from Ramsdorf Castle and within 12 miles (20 km) of Westphalian Bell Museum and Wildpark Frankenhof. Museum Schloss Lembeck and Schloss Raesfeld are also within 16 miles (25 km).

Hotel Rave

Hotel Rave

Hüpohl 29, Velen
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Velen, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Ramsdorf Castle and within 9 miles (15 km) of Westphalian Bell Museum and Wildpark Frankenhof. Schloss Raesfeld and Boogie Woogie Foundation Institute for Arts and Culture are also within 12 miles (20 km).

Resort Bad Boekelo

Resort Bad Boekelo

Oude Deldenerweg 203, Boekelo
of 5, from 136 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Boekelo hotel is located in a rural location, 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Hulsbeek in Oldenzaal, and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Twente and Grolsch Veste. Rijksmuseum Twente and Grote Kerk are also within 9 miles (15 km).

Van Der Valk Hotel Enschede

Van Der Valk Hotel Enschede

Zuiderval 140, Enschede
of 5, from 11 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Enschede, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Stadhuis, Grote Kerk and Rijksmuseum Twente. Hulsbeek in Oldenzaal and Grolsch Veste are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Fletcher Hotel Frerikshof

Fletcher Hotel Frerikshof

Frerikshof 2, Winterswijk
of 5, from 29 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Winterswijk, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Winterswijk City Park, St. Jacob's Church and Boogie Woogie Foundation Institute for Arts and Culture. Bocholter Stadtwald is 12 mi (19.3 km) away.

Landhotel Voshövel

Landhotel Voshövel

Am Voshövel 1, Schermbeck
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Voshoevel, this luxury hotel is 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from Schloss Raesfeld and 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from Kornbrennerei Bockenhoff. Museum Schloss Lembeck is 16.8 mi (27.1 km) away.



Borg 26, Luedinghausen
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Luedinghausen, this hotel is within 16 miles (25 km) of Cappenberg Castle, Henrichenburg Boat Lift and St Marien Church. Old Stone House and Werne Golf Club are also within 16 miles (25 km).

Residenz Hotel am Festspielhaus

Residenz Hotel am Festspielhaus

Josef-Wulff-Strasse 75, Recklinghausen
of 5, from 95 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ruhrfestspielhaus and Ikonen-Museum. Vestisches Museum is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

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