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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Reinbek
Coat of arms
Reinbek   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°30′32″N 10°14′54″E / 53.50889°N 10.24833°E / 53.50889; 10.24833Coordinates: 53°30′32″N 10°14′54″E / 53.50889°N 10.24833°E / 53.50889; 10.24833
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Stormarn
 • Mayor Björn Warmer
 • Total 31.23 km2 (12.06 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 27,048
 • Density 870/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21465
Dialling codes 040, 04104
Vehicle registration OD
Castle of Reinbek

Reinbek (probably from "Rainbek" = brook at the field margin) is a town located in Stormarn district in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein within the metropolitan region of Hamburg. It is accessed by the A1 and the A24 autobahn and federal highway 5.

Reinbek was first mentioned in 1226, the city rights were given in 1952. The town is located at the river Bille which was dammed up here to form a mill pond.


Religious affiliation:

  • 44% Protestant
  • 9% Catholic
  • 22% other religious groups
  • 26% without religious affiliation

Important church communities[edit]

  • Maria-Magdalenen church (Lutheran)
  • Nathan-Söderblom church (Lutheran)
  • Ansgar community, St. Ansgar chapel and St. Michael chapel (Lutheran)
  • Herz-Jesu community (Roman Catholic)
  • Evangelische Freikirche (Baptist)

International relations[edit]

Reinbek is twinned with:


  • 16th-century castle in Dutch renaissance style.


Reinbek station is serviced by the rapid transit system of the Hamburg S-Bahn. Public transport is also provided by buses.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]


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