The village was first mentioned in a document in 1082 as "Westhem up de Diemele beneben dem Marsberge". The shape of the coat of arms and the stag are taken from the family coat of arms of the Count of Stolberg. The ear of corn and the oak leaf indicate the fertility of the soil and the large forest stand.
It is worth visiting the Catholic St. Vitus Church and the Protestant Erlöserkirche.
Particularly worthy of mention is the local Gräflich zu Stolberg'sche Brauerei Westheim with regular award-winning products.connected is the Westheimer Brauwelt in the Ritzenhoff outlet with its own products and other regional products.
Sporty is the golf course: here you can play from sunrise to sunset without having to reserve tee times. Number of holes: 18 + 6 pay and play.
The Diemelradweg, which runs along the edge of the village, attracts many cyclists and hikers get their money's worth on several local hiking trails, including idyllically situated quarry ponds.
A visit to the Oldtimer Museum offers not only a variety of historical agricultural technology and vehicles and machines from rural life but also equipment and household items as from grandma's time. There is much to discover.
The railroad enthusiasts will get their money's worth in the former signal box room: in the exhibition there are display boards, photos and exhibits about the history of the signal box building. Visits and guided tours are available by appointment.
- Protestant Erlöserkirche Westheim
- Catholic Church of St. Vitus Westheim
- Count of Stolberg's Brewery Westheim
- Ritzenhoff Outlet with Westheim Brewery World
- Golf course Westheim
- Vintage car museum Westheim
- Model railroad showground
- Tennis court of the TuS Westheim
- Local hiking trails A1 (west), A2 (north-west), A3 (north-east)
Here you can find more about Westheim.