Beckum is located approximately 230 miles (370 kilometers) from Berlin, the country's capital, and about 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Cologne.
Vacationing in this popular region is all about discovery, so set aside some time to hit the road and visit a few of the other interesting population centers in the vicinity of Beckum. Werne and Echthausen are two more places worth visiting while you're in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Organize some transport and head to Essen, a major city for the region, located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Beckum. The place has plenty of tourist attractions, such as Old Synagogue, Zollverein Coal Mine World Heritage Site and Folkwang Museum. Essen Cathedral, Villa Hugel and Colosseum Theater are more points of interest here that should be on every traveler's to-do list.
Should the heavens open, fear not, North Rhine-Westphalia offers a range of art galleries, art museums and theaters, guaranteed to keep you happily occupied. An excellent way to truly understand a place is by knowing about its earlier days. Make the time to visit the castles while you are here.
North Rhine-Westphalia is an excellent place to join up with a range of cycling tours and city walking tours that are offered here. Don't visit the area without getting a bird's-eye view. There are some great places to try paragliding.
At the end of your stay in Beckum, use your last euros on last minute keepsakes and say Tschüss (farewell).