Rietberg has about 29,000 inhabitants and consists of seven areas- Bokel, Druffel, Mastholte, Neuenkirchen, Rietberg, Varensell and Westerwiehe. The town lies to the south of the district of Gütersloh on the upper reaches of the river Ems.
The heart of the town is the historical town centre, influenced by its historical background as a county town and home of aristocrats. Rietberg is known as "the town of beautiful gables", referring to over 60 lovingly-restored half-timbered buildings. Other hidden treasures waiting to be discovered are the rampart complex, the cloister gardens and the area surrounding the chapel of St. John.
Because Rietberg nestles in large nature reserves extending over 500 hectares, it boasts picturesque cycle and rambling paths. Both those looking for more leisurely outings as well as our very fit visitors will find suitable routes for their excursions. The cultural and leisure programmes cater for young and old alike. Here one can make the most of many and varied club activities, the events of the "Rietberg summer" and the "Kulturig" programme series, (the latter name is a pun on the words "culture" and "original") as well as guided tours of the town, ornithological walks, canoe trips, Golf, Minigolf, and covered wagon tours. Our typical local gastronomy will both pamper and fortify you!
You will find a summary of all these details in our tourist brochure "Visiting Rietberg". It includes a map of the town, cycle routes, a range of gastronomic suggestions and ideas for what to do. It is available free in the tourist information centre in the citizens´ bureau at the town council offices.
Rügenstrasse 1, 33397 Rietberg, Tel. 05244- 986111, fax 986400, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course you can also visit our web-site on the internet www.rietberg.de to gain an impression of Rietberg and to find out relevant information.
These are just some of the varied activities you can participate in. If you have further questions or particular interests, please enquire at the tourist information centre in the citizens´ bureau at the town council offices. Here every effort will be made to help you.
Bürgerbüro der Stadt Rietberg
Telefon: 05244/986-111 oder -0
Montag und Freitag 8:00-13:00 Uhr
Mittwoch 8:00-16:00 Uhr
Dienstag und Donnerstag 8:00-18:00 Uhr
Samstag 10:00-12:00 Uhr