Reinbek (German: [ˈʁaɪnbeːk] (listen); probably from "Rainbek" = brook at the field margin; Northern Low Saxon: Reinbeek) 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.
|• Mayor||Björn Warmer (SPD)|
|• Total||31.23 km2 (12.06 sq mi)|
|Elevation||27 m (89 ft)|
|• Density||890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||040, 04104|
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.
- 44% Protestant
- 9% Catholic
- 22% other religious groups
- 26% without religious affiliation
Important church communitiesEdit
Reinbek is twinned with:
- 16th-century castle in Dutch Renaissance style.
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- 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
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