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Country  Germany
District  Stormarn
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Area  31.23 km²
Local time  Monday 9:22 AM
State  Schleswig-Holstein
Elevation  27 m (89 ft)
Postal codes  21465
Population  25,671 (31 Dec 2008)
Postal code  21465
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Weather  4°C, Wind SE at 5 km/h, 88% Humidity

Reinbek (probably from "Rainbek" = brook at the field margin) is a town located in Stormarn district in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein within the metropolitan region of Hamburg. It is accessed by the A1 and the A24 autobahn and federal highway 5.


Map of Reinbek, Germany

Reinbek was first mentioned in 1226, the city rights were given in 1952. The town is located at the river Bille which was dammed up here to form a mill pond.


Religious affiliation:

  • 44% Protestant
  • 9% Catholic
  • 22% other religious groups
  • 26% without religious affiliation
  • Important church communities

  • Maria-Magdalenen church (Lutheran)
  • Nathan-Söderblom church (Lutheran)
  • Ansgar community, St. Ansgar chapel and St. Michael chapel (Lutheran)
  • Herz-Jesu community (Roman Catholic)
  • Evangelische Freikirche (Baptist)
  • International relations

    Reinbek is twinned with:

  • Täby, Sweden, since 1956
  • Königslutter, Lower Saxony, Germany, since 1961
  • Padasjoki, Finland, since 1974
  • Koło, Poland, since 1999
  • Buildings

  • 16th-century castle in Dutch renaissance style.
  • Transportation

    Reinbek station is serviced by the rapid transit system of the Hamburg S-Bahn. Public transport is also provided by buses.

    Sons and daughters of the town

  • Minna Specht (1879-1961), teacher and socialist
  • Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (born 1948), children's book author and painter; she became known for her books about the Little Vampire
  • Jan van Aken (born 1961), politician (The Left)
  • Christine Berger (born 1973), theater and television actress
  • Max Kruse (born 1988), football player
  • Helmut Fritz, fictional pop singer
  • References

    Reinbek Wikipedia

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