The town of Beckum is in the district of Warendorf, in North Rhine-Westphalia and has about 37,000 inhabitants. The city's name is named for a small range of hills in the Munsterland, the 'Beckumer Berge'.
Beckum was first documented in 1134. The name is derived from the name of Beckhem (home along streams), which is due to the confluence of three rivers in the urban area. The three streams 'Kollenbach', 'Siechenbach' and 'Lippbach', reproduced in the arms of the city, give the Werse.
The town of Beckum is located in a landscape dominated by agriculture and offers a variety of leisure and recreational facilities. Around Beckum there are about 370 km of good → biking trails that lead through the hills of southeastern 'Muensterland'. There is the trail along river Werse, the 100 castles route and Roman route.
Near the town there are some rehabilitated quarries, which were expanded into recreational areas for hiking, swimming or other sporting activities. In the city center there are several parks and green areas as oases of calm. Several hotels in and around Beckum ensure the accommodation of tourists.
As hartland for Rhenish-Westphalian Carnival the Annual Rose Monday parade is known far beyond the city. In 2013 almost 42 cars and 43 marchers fascinated more than 20,000 visitors.