Rheinberg (German: [ˈʁaɪ̯nˌbɛʁk] (listen)) 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.
|• Mayor (2020–25)||Dietmar Heyde (Greens)|
|• Total||75.15 km2 (29.02 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|• Density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Dialling codes||02843 Rheinberg|
02802 Alpen, Germany
|Vehicle registration||WES, MO, DIN|
It comprises the municipal districts of Rheinberg, Borth, Budberg, and Orsoy.
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. 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.
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.
Rheinberg is the site of a 110,000-square-metre (1,200,000 sq ft) Amazon.com fulfilment warehouse. Rheinberg is also home to Underberg, one of the most famous liquor producers in Germany.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
- 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), politician (SPD), former Federal Minister of the Interior
- Thomas Wagner (born 1967), cultural sociologist and author
- Isabell Werth (born 1969), equestrian and world champion in dressage, studied here
- Claudia Schiffer (born 1970), model and actress
- Nadine Hentschke (born 1982), athlete
- Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 30 June 2021.
- "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2020" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
- Israel pp 29-30.
- CWGC. "Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany". Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- Amazon.com. "Rheinberg Fulfilment Centre, Germany". Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
- "Partnerstädte". rheinberg.de (in German). Rheinberg. Retrieved 2021-03-05.
- Official website (in German)