Ochtrup is located approximately 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Cologne and about 260 miles (418 kilometers) west of the national capital, Berlin.
When it comes to getting the best from your travels, it's good to keep in mind that Ochtrup is merely just the start; North Rhine-Westphalia features an abundance of wonderful things to do and see. If you're keen to explore more of the region, you'll find Stadtlohn, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast, and Saerbeck 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the west.
About 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the south of Ochtrup is Essen, an important regional city home to Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site, Essen Cathedral and Colosseum Theater. Old Synagogue, Villa Hugel and Folkwang Museum a few of the other visitor attractions definitely worth visiting for those who have time to spare.
The area around Ochtrup is popular for its range of old towns; these are often reminders of the area's colorful history. Whether you're an atheist or one of the faithful, visitors are sure to enjoy at North Rhine-Westphalia's cathedrals and other holy sites.
For those who feel it's important to collect valuable insights as well as happy snaps on their travels, Ochtrup features plenty of specialized tours, including city walking tours and cycling tours. Have you ever wondered if you'd be brave enough to have a go at paragliding? North Rhine-Westphalia is a great place to do it.
When it is time to depart Ochtrup, pack up your camera and mementos, spend your last of your euros on last-minute souvenirs, and bid Tschüss (farewell) to this unique holiday spot.