Beckum | Info on living, living, working in Beckum in the Münsterland region
Dyckerhoffsee-Blue Lagoon in Beckum
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Münsterland meets industrial culture

Welcome to Beckum!

In Beckum you have THE GOOD LIFE between a colourful cultural programme and many leisure opportunities in nature. The 37,000 inhabitants live in four different-sized districts.

In the southern Münsterland between Hamm and Bielefeld

Beckum is located in the south-eastern Münsterland in the district of Warendorf, about 40 minutes by car south of the district capital. You are well connected here in all directions: It takes just under an hour to drive to Münster, 40 minutes to Bielefeld and about half an hour to Hamm. From Neubeckum station you can take regional trains to Münster, Hamm, Bielefeld, Dortmund and Cologne/Bonn Airport.

Münster/Osnabrück (FMO) and Paderborn/Lippstadt airports are about an hour away by car.

Tip: Münsterland is a cycling region! 4,500 kilometres of cycle paths offer you almost unlimited possibilities in the city and in the countryside: you can commute to work comfortably by bike and go on great tours with friends and family.

Living in Beckum

The town of Beckum consists of the main town and three districts. About two thirds of the total population of 37,000 live in Beckum. The second largest district, with a good 10,000 inhabitants, is Neubeckum, which lies about 15 minutes by car north of the centre. Between Beckum and Neubeckum, on the shore of a pretty lake, lies the small district of Roland. It was built in the 1960s as a factory housing estate for the cement industry; today it is a lively village with a good 1000 inhabitants. Just as large is the village of Vellern to the north-east of the town centre, which was founded in the Middle Ages and has been a district of Beckum since 1969.

Even if rental and purchase prices overall follow the general real estate trend, there are still numerous niches to be discovered in Münsterland when building, buying or renting. In the rural area of Münsterland, the average rental price per square metre is between five and seven euros, and the average purchase price for flats and houses per square metre is 2100 euros.

Would you like to build a house in Beckum? Here you can find an overview of the current building areas and urban building plots .

Shopping in Beckum

In Beckum you are always well provided for in everyday life: You can shop in the city and the districts in many supermarkets and drugstores , and several times a week you can also get fresh products from the region at the market.

If you want to shop, the Beckum pedestrian zone is the place to go. In addition to pubs, cafés and restaurants, you will find sports and shoe shops, decoration and gift shops and bookshops. The main street in Neubeckum also offers a variety of shopping opportunities. As in many places in Münsterland, in Beckum you can browse not only in shops of large fashion chains, but also in small, individual boutiques and conceptstores. And of course, you will find bicycle dealers offering e-bikes, bicycles and accessories almost everywhere.

Childcare and schools in Beckum

The approximately 24 kindergartens and day care centres offer care close to home in all four districts of Beckum. In addition, childminders look after the youngest children, either at home or in day care groups.

The educational offer in Beckum not only covers all school-leaving qualifications, but also makes it possible to enter vocational training and even dual studies:

  • Six primary schools
  • Two special schools (focusing on language and learning as well as mental development)
  • One secondary school (lower secondary qualifications)
  • One comprehensive school
  • Two grammar schools
  • One vocational college
  • One location of the Münster University of Applied Sciences

Working in Beckum

There are many different service providers and some logistics companies in Beckum; the city is also an industrial location with a focus on mechanical and plant engineering and cement production. Some nationally known companies from these sectors are also located in Beckum, for example the conveyor system manufacturer BEUMER Group and locations of the fibre cement specialist Eternit or thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. The company Berief Food, which produces vegan and vegetarian products, is also located in Beckum.
Start-ups can rent office and commercial space for their companies in the development and start-up centre in the Grüner Weg business park.

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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Beckum

  • Cycling tour on the Werse cycle path or the 100 castles route
  • Hiking or jogging in the Vellerner Brok nature reserve
  • Hiking or jogging in the Dyckerhoffsee nature reserve and former limestone quarry (Blue Lagoon)
  • Horse riding on the Münsterland Riding Route
  • Climbing facilities, beach volleyball courts, skating rink and much more at the Phoenix Active Park
  • Trip to the golf course in Ennigerloh
  • Sports in one of the many sports clubs
  • Riding club
  • Tuttenbrock recreational lake (bathing lake, water skiing, circular hiking trail)
  • Indoor swimming pool and two outdoor pools
  • Cinema in neighbouring Ahlen (20 minutes)
  • Cabaret, musicals and much more in the municipal theatre
  • Carnival in spring
  • Open-air events at "Beckum Summer
  • Town festival "Pütt-Tage" (September)
  • Trip to the All Saints' Fair in Soest (35 minutes)
  • Trip to the skiing area in Winterberg (1.5 hours)
  • City trip to Münster
  • You can also find more information at the welcome service of the district of Warendorf.
  • and much more.

Curious? Your free time in Beckum

Werseradweg in Beckum Werseradweg in Beckum
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