Rheinau (Ortenaukreis) is a Rhine River cruise port and town in Germany's southwestern Baden-Wurttemberg state. The town has total area approx 73 km2 (28 ml2) and population around 12,000. Downtown is located immediately on the river (crossing to France) - not far from Kehl-Strasbourg.
The town was established in 1975 by merging the former communities (now boroughs) Diersheim, Freistett, Hausgereut, Honau, Helmlingen, Hohbuhn, Holzhausen, Linx, Memprechtshofen, Rheinbischofsheim. Among the best-known tourist attractions are Rheinbischhofsheim (lathe-19th-century Lutheran Church, the largest in the area / 56 m high), Bergkirche St Nikolaus (13th-century church), Heidenkirchl (Freistett), Heimatmuseum. Every Friday morning, in Freistett opens an outdoor farmers market.