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Coat of arms of Havixbeck
Coat of arms
Havixbeck  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°48′40″N 7°25′00″E / 51.81111°N 7.41667°E / 51.81111; 7.41667Coordinates: 51°48′40″N 7°25′00″E / 51.81111°N 7.41667°E / 51.81111; 7.41667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Coesfeld
 • Mayor Klaus Gromöller (-)
 • Total 52.99 km2 (20.46 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,689
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 48329
Dialling codes 0 25 07
Vehicle registration COE
Website http://www.havixbeck.de
Sculpture (der Steinhauer) with church (Pfarrkirche Sankt Dionysius) in background

Havixbeck is a municipality situated on the north-east edge of the Baumberge in the district of Coesfeld, in northern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located approximately 15 km west of Münster.


Geographical Location[edit]

Havixbeck is located on the fringes of the Baumberge, with 187 m the highest elevations of the Münsterland. West of the town emanates the spring of Münstersche Aa which, after passing Münster, converges in the Ems River near Greven.

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Havixbeck borders (clockwise, starting north) on Altenberge (District of Steinfurt), the city of Münster, as well as Senden, Nottuln and Billerbeck (District of Coesfeld).

Division of the town[edit]

The district of Hohenholte has a population of about 1,000 residents. In the parish church of St. George, a former monastery church, there is a crucifixion relief from the period around 1530/40 as well as the epitaph of the prioress Richmond Warendorp († 1503), both created by the sculptor Johann Brabender from Münster.


Local council[edit]

Elections in 2014:

  • CDU: 41,8%
  • SPD: 26,3%
  • Greens: 23,3%
  • FDP: 8,6%

Results of local elections since 1975[edit]

In the list,[2] only political parties that received at least 2.95% of the votes in the election are listed:

1975 59,2 32,4 8,5
1979 37,5 26,1 5,4 31,0
1984 48,0 26,6 9,1 5,9 10,1
1989 47,9 26,0 12,7 13,5
1994 49,3 26,7 7,7 16,3
1999 55,1 24,5 7,0 13,4
2004 42,6 25,6 12,0 19,8

Twin cities[edit]

Havixbeck is twinned with the following places:

Economics and infrastructure[edit]

The economy in Havixbeck consists mainly of small and medium-sized enterprises, mainly located in two major industrial areas.


The road network is excellent, there are good connections to Münster, as well as to the two nearby highways A1 and A43. Havixbeck is located at the railroadtrack between Münster and Coesfeld operating hourly. The travel times is approx. 17 minutes to Münster and 22 to Coesfeld.

Public Facilities[edit]

With a little distance outside Havixbeck there is the Stift Tilbeck which offers housing and employment for people with disabilities.


  • Baumberge-Schule (Catholic elementary school)
  • Anne-Frank comprehensive school
  • Music school (in sponsorship of Jugendorchester Havixbeck e.V.)
  • Adult education centre (in cooperation with Dülmen and Haltern)


Burg Hülshoff

The German poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff was born in the Havixbeck castlet Burg Hülshoff in 1797, where a museum with a retrospective of her work is open to the public.[3]


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Official register of local election results of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW LDS) from 1975 to 2004
  3. ^ Coupe, Alison (2009). Michelin Green Guide Germany. Michelin Apa Publications. p. 394. ISBN 1-906261-38-5. Retrieved 2011-01-22.