Ratekau

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Ratekau
Coat of arms of Ratekau
Coat of arms
Ratekau   is located in Germany
Ratekau
Ratekau
Coordinates: 53°57′N 10°44′E / 53.950°N 10.733°E / 53.950; 10.733Coordinates: 53°57′N 10°44′E / 53.950°N 10.733°E / 53.950; 10.733
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Ostholstein
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Keller
Area
 • Total 59.6 km2 (23.0 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,132
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 23626
Dialling codes 04504 (Sereetz: 0451)
Vehicle registration OH
Website www.ratekau.de

Ratekau is a municipality in the district of Ostholstein, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 10 km northeast of Lübeck.

It is the place where Blücher surrendered after the Battle of Lübeck in 1806.

The village ist best known for its well preserved fieldstone church St Vicelin of 1156.

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