Rheinberg

Rheinberg (German: [ˈʁaɪ̯nˌbɛʁk] (About this soundlisten)) 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 kilometres (6 miles) north of Moers and 15 km (9 miles) south of Wesel.

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Historic market square, view from St. Peter Church
Historic market square, view from St. Peter Church
Coat of arms of Rheinberg
Location of Rheinberg within Wesel district
Rheinberg in WES.svg
Rheinberg is located in Germany
Rheinberg
Rheinberg
Rheinberg is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Rheinberg
Rheinberg
Coordinates: 51°32′48″N 6°36′2″E / 51.54667°N 6.60056°E / 51.54667; 6.60056Coordinates: 51°32′48″N 6°36′2″E / 51.54667°N 6.60056°E / 51.54667; 6.60056
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictWesel
Subdivisions4
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Dietmar Heyde[1] (Greens)
Area
 • Total75.15 km2 (29.02 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total30,933
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
47495
Dialling codes02843 Rheinberg
02802 Alpen, Germany
02844 (Orsoy)
Vehicle registrationWES, MO, DIN
Websitewww.rheinberg.de

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

HistoryEdit

During the Dutch Revolt (1566–1648), Rheinberg became known as the whore of the war since it was captured and retaken so many times by competing belligerents.[3] 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 to the Elbe.[4]

EconomyEdit

Rheinberg is the site of a 110,000-square-metre (1,200,000 sq ft) Amazon.com fulfilment warehouse.[5] Rheinberg is also home to Underberg, one of the most famous liquor producers in Germany.[citation needed]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Rheinberg is twinned with:[6]

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

 
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  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 30 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  3. ^ Israel pp 29-30.
  4. ^ CWGC. "Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany". Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  5. ^ Amazon.com. "Rheinberg Fulfilment Centre, Germany". Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Partnerstädte". rheinberg.de (in German). Rheinberg. Retrieved 2021-03-05.

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