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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Reinbek
Location of Reinbek within Stormarn district
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Reinbek is located in Germany
Reinbek is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Coordinates: 53°30′32″N 10°14′54″E / 53.50889°N 10.24833°E / 53.50889; 10.24833
 • MayorBjörn Warmer (SPD)
 • Total31.23 km2 (12.06 sq mi)
27 m (89 ft)
 • Total28,536
 • Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes040, 04104
Vehicle registrationOD

Reinbek (German: [ˈʁaɪnbeːk] ; probably from "Rainbek" = brook at the field margin; Northern Low Saxon: Reinbeek) is a town located in Stormarn district in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein within the metropolitan region of Hamburg. It can be accessed by the A1, the A24 autobahn, federal highway 5 and the S-Bahn line S2.[2]

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


Castle of Reinbek


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

Twin towns – sister cities

Reinbek is twinned with:[3]

Since 1974, Reinbek also cooperates with Padasjoki in Finland, and has friendly relations with its former twin town of Täby in Sweden.[3]

Notable people


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2022" (XLS) (in German). Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein.
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b "Städtepartnerschaft". (in German). Reinbek. Retrieved 2021-03-05.
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