Berlin, the national capital, is situated about 270 miles (435 kilometers) east of Ahaus, while Cologne is 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the south.
North Rhine-Westphalia is a firm fixture on the tourist trail, which means getting from A to B is relatively easy. Be sure schedule in enough time to discover the many scenic and cultural wonders this region offers. Havixbeck and Schuettorf are two other places worth seeing while you're in North Rhine-Westphalia.
When it's time to spread your wings, visit the nearest regional center. Essen is situated 45 miles (72 kilometers) away and is home to sights like Folkwang Museum, Villa Hugel and Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site. Old Synagogue, Colosseum Theater and Essen Cathedral are also good places to spend time.
Venture back into the past while you are in North Rhine-Westphalia. Make the time to visit some of the ruins for which this region is renowned. North Rhine-Westphalia is a great destination for those with an interest in open-air exhibits, gardens and open-air museums.
Breathe deeply and feel your stresses melt away as you try out some of the area's gentler activities such as picnicking and cycling. Should you hear the call of the great outdoors, follow the lead of local thrill seekers and spend the day mountain biking or hiking.
You'll be reluctant to bid "Tschüss" (farewell) to this unique part of the world.