Rheinau (Baden)

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Coat of arms of Rheinau
Coat of arms
Rheinau  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°40′04″N 07°56′05″E / 48.66778°N 7.93472°E / 48.66778; 7.93472Coordinates: 48°40′04″N 07°56′05″E / 48.66778°N 7.93472°E / 48.66778; 7.93472
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Ortenaukreis
 • Mayor Michael Welsche
 • Total 73.43 km2 (28.35 sq mi)
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 11,123
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 77866
Dialling codes 07844 / 07227 / 07853
Vehicle registration OG
Website www.rheinau.de

Rheinau is a town in southwestern Baden-Württemberg, Germany and is part of the district of Ortenau.


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.

Neighboring communities[edit]

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)[edit]

  • SPD = 11 seats
  • IG Handel = 4 seats
  • CDU = 12 seats
  • Total = 27 seats

People, culture & architecture[edit]


  • 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[edit]


Zeichen 224.svg Rheinau is connected to Achern, Bühl and Kehl by bus lines and belongs to the Public Transportation Authority of the district of Ortenau.


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