Berlin, the country's capital, is situated 220 miles (354 kilometers) northeast of Brilon, while Cologne lies 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the southwest.
From tourist hotspots to hidden gems slightly off the beaten path, the area around Brilon is brimming with fabulous attractions. Visit the Erzbergbaumuseum and Besucherbergwerk Ramsbeck and Fort Fun in Bestwig, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) to the east of Brilon.
Organize some transport and spend some time in Kassel, a regional center, some 40 miles (64 kilometers) away from Brilon. The place offers a range of attractions, including Brothers Grimm Museum, Messe Kassel Exhibition Centre and Loewenburg Castle. Kassel Congress Center, Schloss Wilhelmshoehe and Karlsaue Park are more interesting sights that should be high on every visitor's schedule.
If you're on the lookout for things to do that won't cost an arm and a leg, why not take a little tour of North Rhine-Westphalia's many outdoor cultural attractions such as open-air museums, open-air exhibits and gardens. The most rewarding places for tourists to visit when they arrive in a new place are the ones that best illustrate the culture. Don't skip North Rhine-Westphalia's art galleries, theaters and art museums.
A fun way to experience the wild landscapes around Brilon is to join for a mountain biking or hiking adventure. Get a totally different perspective of the North Rhine-Westphalia area by taking to the skies. Paragliding is a great way to spend a few hours here.
You'll be sad to say "Tschüss" (farewell) to this magnetic area.