Heek, Germany

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Coat of arms of Heek
Coat of arms
Heek is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°07′00″N 07°05′59″E / 52.11667°N 7.09972°E / 52.11667; 7.09972Coordinates: 52°07′00″N 07°05′59″E / 52.11667°N 7.09972°E / 52.11667; 7.09972
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Borken
Subdivisions 7
 • Mayor Ulrich Helmich (CDU)
 • Total 68.98 km2 (26.63 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,459
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48619
Dialling codes 0 25 68
Vehicle registration BOR
Website www.heek.de

Heek is a municipality in the district of Borken, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located near the border with the Netherlands, approx. 20 km south-east of Enschede. Heek consists of two villages, Heek and Nienborg.


The municipality has various sights to offer:

  • Nienborg Castle
  • Saint Ludgerus Church in Heek. In 1256, this catholic church was mentioned in a document for the first time. It was enlarged several times. The church houses various masterpieces of art, e.g. a baroque pulpit dating from 1755 and a medieval tabernacle from 1520.
  • In the middle of Heek, Eppingscher Hof, a historic farm house dating from 1857, was transformed into a cultural center in 1990.