Datteln is located approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Cologne and 260 miles (418 kilometers) west of Berlin, Germany's capital.
Vacationing in this popular region should be an adventure, so why don't you take to the road and uncover some of the other interesting villages, towns and cities around Datteln. If you can, leave time to pay a visit to Dortmund, which is 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Datteln. In Dortmund, you can check out the Hansaplatz and Dortmunder U. If you have the time to spend longer in this region, make your way over to Bottrop to visit the Alpincenter Bottrop and Beck Castle. Bottrop is 19 miles (31 kilometers) away.
Around 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest of Datteln is Essen, a regional city which is home to Old Synagogue, Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site and Folkwang Museum. Colosseum Theater, Essen Cathedral and Villa Hugel a few of the other visitor attractions definitely worth visiting for those who would like to spend a while longer there.
Travelers seeking places to reflect upon life's great mysteries, will relish spending time in the region's churches. The most rewarding places for tourists to visit when they arrive in a new town are the spots that offer a snapshot of the culture. Make a trip to North Rhine-Westphalia's history museums, art museums and art galleries.
Start a new hobby and book one of the city walking tours and cycling tours. There are plenty on offer in and around the North Rhine-Westphalia area. No vacation is complete without a bit of down time. Picnicking is one of the activities they do to relax in this region and cycling is another.
When your time is up in Datteln, spend the last of your euros on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and bid a fond Tschüss (farewell).