Rheinberg

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Rheinberg
Rheinberg Underberg Palais
Coat of arms of Rheinberg
Coat of arms
Rheinberg  is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Theo Mennicken
Area
 • Total 75.15 km2 (29.02 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 30,610
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 47495
Dialling codes 02843 Rheinberg
02802 Alpen, Germany
02844 (Orsoy)
Vehicle registration WES
Website www.rheinberg.de

Rheinberg 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 km (6.2 miles) north of Moers and 15 km (9.3 miles) south of Wesel.

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

Prince Rupert of the Rhine gained his first military experience fighting alongside the Protestant Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange at the Siege of Rheinberg 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, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe.[2]

It is the home town of the supermodel Claudia Schiffer, who still sometimes resides in Xanten, a historic town located about 15 km (9.3 miles) away from Rheinberg.

It is the home town of Isebell Werth (born July 21, 1969 in Rheinberg)she is a German equestrian and world champion in dressage.

Rheinberg is also the site of a 110,000m2 Amazon.com fulfilment warehouse.[3]

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