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View from the Oberlimberg
View from the Oberlimberg
Coat of arms of Beckingen
Coat of arms
Beckingen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°23′34.21″N 6°42′02.78″E / 49.3928361°N 6.7007722°E / 49.3928361; 6.7007722Coordinates: 49°23′34.21″N 6°42′02.78″E / 49.3928361°N 6.7007722°E / 49.3928361; 6.7007722
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Merzig-Wadern
 • Mayor Erhard Seger (CDU)
 • Total 51.63 km2 (19.93 sq mi)
Elevation 173-239 m (−611 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,145
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66701
Dialling codes 06832, 06835
Vehicle registration MZG
Website Official website

Beckingen is a municipality in the district Merzig-Wadern, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Saar, approx. 7 km southeast of Merzig, and 30 km northwest of Saarbrücken.


Beckingen is a village outside of Merzig, there is an old train station which has been recently renovated. The village is covered in mountainous terrain and you can easily access a forest in the middle of the village as well as a local supermarche, there are festivals taking place in the Summer and you can travel via a bike or foot to the nearest small town of Dillingen.

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