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20 m (70 ft)

75.15 km²

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Wednesday 7:38 AM

North Rhine-Westphalia


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31,587 (31 Dec 2010)

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Rheinberg is a town in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the Rhine, approx. 10 km (6.2 miles) north of Moers and 15 km (9.3 miles) south of Wesel.


Map of Rheinberg, Germany

It comprises the municipal districts of Rheinberg, Borth, Budberg, and Orsoy.

During the Dutch Revolt Rheinberg became known as the whore of war since it was captured and retaken so many times. First taken in 1590, then 1597, 1599, 1601, 1606 and finally where Prince Rupert of the Rhine gained his first military experience fighting alongside the Protestant Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange in 1633.

A century later the Battle of Rheinberg was fought on 12 June 1758, during the Seven Years' War.

It is the location of a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery, where 3,327 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War are buried or commemorated. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen re-interred from German cemeteries after the war. The men of the other fighting services buried there mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe.

It is the home town of the supermodel Claudia Schiffer, who still sometimes resides in Xanten, a historic town located about 15 km (9.3 miles) away from Rheinberg.

It is the home town of Isebell Werth (born July 21, 1969 in Rheinberg), who is a German equestrian and world champion in dressage.

Rheinberg is also the site of a 110,000 square meter Amazon.com fulfilment warehouse.

Rheinberg is also home to Underberg, one of the most famous liquor makers in Germany.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Samuel Gluckstein (1821-1873), founder of Salmon & Gluckstein tobacco merchants
  • Franz Bücheler (1837-1908), philologist
  • Klaus Zumwinkel (born 1943), former Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Post AG
  • Brigitte Mohnhaupt (born 1949), former member of the Red Army Faction
  • Kurt Bodewig (born 1955), former Federal Minister of the Interior (SPD)
  • Thomas Wagner (born 1967), culturso-scientist and author
  • Claudia Schiffer (born 1970), model and actress
  • Nadine Hentschke (born 1982), former lightheader
  • References

    Rheinberg Wikipedia

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