- Category : 1904-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (56)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 4
German chess player who won the German Chess Championship in 1942 and was awarded the International Master title in 1950. Rellstab represented Germany at fifth board in the Munich 1936 unofficial Olympiad, and won two bronze medals (team and individual).
Rellstab came from a distinguished family of academics and musicians. His great-grandfather, also named Ludwig Rellstab, was a well-known poet and music critic. His father Ludwig M. E. Rellstab was a professor of physics and electronics, who in 1914 became chief engineer at Siemens & Halske. His sister Annekäthe was a pianist.
Ludwig Rellstab died on 14 February 1983 at age 78 in Wedel, Schleswig-Holstein.