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Räbke is a municipality in the district of Helmstedt, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is part of the collective municipality (Samtgemeinde) of Nord-Elm. The village is situated north of the wooded Elm hill range at the Schunter river.

Räbke
Coat of arms of Räbke
Coat of arms
Räbke is located in Germany
Räbke
Räbke
Location of Räbke within Helmstedt district
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Coordinates: 52°12′N 10°53′E / 52.200°N 10.883°E / 52.200; 10.883Coordinates: 52°12′N 10°53′E / 52.200°N 10.883°E / 52.200; 10.883
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictHelmstedt
Municipal assoc.Nord-Elm
Government
 • MayorRainer Angerstein
Area
 • Total11.35 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Elevation134 m (440 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total701
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes38375
Dialling codes05355
Vehicle registrationHE
Websitewww.raebke.de

The settlement was first mentioned as Ridepe in a 1205 deed. Since the 16th century Räbke was known for its paper mills meeting the needs of the University of Helmstedt.

The Lutheran church

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