Aerial view of Rheinbach
|• Total||69.74 km2 (26.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||173 m (568 ft)|
|• Density||380/km2 (990/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Rheinbach is famous for its glasscraft, as after World War II many Eastern European glass workers fled here. It now has a Glass Working Technical School and its own glass-works museum.
Rheinbach is a centre for education and has one of the few boarding and private schools in Germany: Vinzenz-Pallotti-Kolleg. The Palotti School is an all-boys school.
In addition one of the three campi of the "University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg" (Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg) is located in Rheinbach. This is used by the School of "Applied Natural Sciences" (Angewandte Naturwissenschaften), and the School of Business Administration in Rheinbach.
In the closer proximity the "Center for Technology and Founders" (Technologie- und Gründerzentrum) has grown, containing several startup companies.
Rheinbach is twinned with:
- Deinze, Belgium
- Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic
- Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
- Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, France
There is a town with a similar name. Rhinebeck, NY. The two cities participate in an exchange program. 
- Pius Heinz, winner of the Main Event of 2011 World Series of Poker, attended high school in Rheinbach
- Hubert Lavies, American farmer, legislator and inventor, was born in the Niederdrees district
- Peter Lavies, father of Hubert, also an American farmer and legislator, was born in the Niederdrees district
- pole vaulter Tim Lobinger, born in Rheinbach
- footballer Markus Pröll was born in Rheinbach
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