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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
Location of Beckingen within Merzig-Wadern district
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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 Thomas Collmann (SPD)
 • Total 51.63 km2 (19.93 sq mi)
Elevation 173-239 m (−611 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,147
 • 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 Merzig-Wadern district in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the river Saar, approximately 7 km southeast of Merzig and 30 km northwest of Saarbrücken.


Beckingen is a village outside of Merzig. The old railway station has been recently[when?] renovated. The village is surrounded by mountainous terrain and a forest can be easily accessed from the centre of the village. There is a local supermarket. There are festivals during the summer. The nearest small town of Dillingen is accessible by bike or foot.


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