|• Mayor||Michael Welsche|
|• Total||73.43 km2 (28.35 sq mi)|
|Elevation||130 m (430 ft)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||07844 / 07227 / 07853|
Rheinau is located in the Upper Rhine River Plains directly on the Rhine and as such at the German-French border. The center of town is located immediately on the Rhine crossing to France and the southern borough of Linx is located not far from Kehl and Strasbourg.
Rheinau shares common borders with the following cities and towns, listed clockwise from the north: Lichtenau (district of Rastatt), Achern, Renchen, Appenweier and Kehl (all in the district of Ortenau) and the Alsatian town of Gambsheim.
Rheinau is made up of the boroughs of Freistett (Hauptort and administrative seat of Rheinau with city hall), Diersheim, Hausgereut, Helmlingen, Holzhausen, Honau, Linx, Memprechtshofen and Rheinbischofsheim.
The city of Rheinau was created during the Baden-Württemberg district reform in 1975 through the combination of the formerly independent communities of Freistett, Helmlingen, Memprechtshofen, Rheinbischofsheim, Hausgereut, Diersheim, Linx, Hohbühn, Holzhausen and Honau.
Local council (Elections in May 2014)
- SPD = 11 seats
- IG Handel = 4 seats
- CDU = 12 seats
- Total = 27 seats
People, culture & architecture
- Lutheran Church Rheinbischhofsheim: 56 m high, largest church in the area, built in 1876, remodeled in 1998
- Heidenkirchl in Freistett
- St Nikolaus Church
Every Friday morning there is a farmers' market in Freistett.
Economy and infrastructure
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