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Coat of arms of the city of Rhede
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Coordinates: 51 ° 50 '  N , 6 ° 42'  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Muenster
Circle : Bark
Height : 32 m above sea level NHN
Area : 78.9 km 2
Residents: 19,299 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 245 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 46414
Area code : 02872
License plate : BOR, AH, BOH
Community key : 05 5 54 048
City structure: 5 districts

City administration address :
Rathausplatz 9
46414 Rhede
Website :
Mayor : Jürgen Bernsmann (independent)
Location of the town of Rhede in the Borken district
Kreis Borken Nordrhein-Westfalen Kreis Kleve Kreis Wesel Kreis Coesfeld Kreis Coesfeld Niedersachsen Kreis Steinfurt Niederlande Raesfeld Heiden Rhede Bocholt Borken Reken Velen Stadtlohn Heek Ahaus Gescher Legden Schöppingen Gronau Vreden Südlohn Isselburgmap
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Rhede is a city in the western Münsterland in the northwest of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and belongs to the district of Borken in the administrative district of Münster .


Geographical location

Rhede is a basic center in the southwestern part of the Borken district. The city of Rhede is politically part of the western Münsterland , but geographically it still belongs to the easternmost part of the Lower Rhine lowlands , which merge here with the Westphalian Bay . In the north, Rhede borders the Dutch state border for a few kilometers. Rhede is also part of the cross-border Hamaland . The Rheder Bach flows through the village and flows into the Bocholter Aa in the south of Rhede .

The center of the city is at an altitude of about 30 to 32  m above sea level. NHN . The highest point is 51  m above sea level. NHN in the extreme south, the lowest point with 26  m in the west on the border of the urban area to the neighboring city of Bocholt .

The Rheder Bach
Districts of Rhede

Natural space and geology

The entire area of ​​the city of Rhede belongs to the natural area of ​​the Lower Rhine sand plate and is thus the easternmost part of the Lower Rhine lowlands . The two watercourses Bocholter Aa and the Rheder Bach separate the urban area into the Rheder valley plain, the Krechtinger Aatalaue and the southern Krechtinger sand valley plain.

The Pleistocene deposits consist mainly of Rhine pebbles and sands, which are interspersed with admixtures from the eastern Rhine tributaries. In the old town center, dry oak and beech forests characterize the picture, while in the more rural locations you can find pedunculate oak and hornbeam. The differentiated soils in the southern urban area encouraged the development of more humid oak forests.

The water network developed in Rhede can be counted as part of the catchment area of ​​the IJssel , which in the Netherlands is the estuary of the Rhine . The largest watercourse is the Bocholter Aa with the tributaries Rheder Bach and Ketteler Bach.

Expansion of the urban area

Land use
use Percentage of the total area
Building and open space 7.8%
Forest area 17.9%
Recreation area 0.4%
traffic area 4.8%
Agricultural area 67.7%
Others 1.4%

The total area of ​​the city of Rhede is 78.65 square kilometers, the largest district by area is Vardingholt with 2902.62 hectares. This is followed by Krommert with 2213.52 hectares, roadstead with 1305.22 hectares, Büngern with 1281.56 hectares and finally Krechting with 162.08 hectares.

The north-south extension is 15.4 km, the west-east extension 7.7 km.


The climate of the Lower Rhine Plain , of which the town of Rhede is a part, is clearly Atlantic due to its relative proximity to the sea . The mild and humid winters and the moderately warm and humid summers are characteristic. The precipitation is carried out evenly throughout the year, the average annual amount of precipitation is mm at around 750th The average duration of sunshine is 1515 hours per year, the monthly mean temperature 9.4 degrees Celsius.

City structure



The oldest evidence of human life in the Rhede area is a heart-shaped hand ax that was found in the east of the city in 1982. The piece, presumably from the thigh bone of a mammoth , is from the time of the Neanderthals , i.e. around the years 120,000 to 40,000 BC. Attributable to Chr. The increasing forestation in the Middle Stone Age led to the migration of reindeer ; the hunt therefore concentrated on standing game such as deer and aurochs . So far, no evidence from the Mesolithic has been found in Rhede, but the numerous finds in Westphalia do not call into question human settlement in Rhede . The sandy soils in the southern Münsterland, which were rather unsuitable for agricultural use, led to a prolonged settlement of Mesolithic hunters and gatherers' groups until the Neolithic . The first evidence of agriculture and livestock farming in the western Münsterland can be found in boulders used as grave structures from the 4th and 3rd millennium BC. The first object found in the Rheder room was a late Neolithic stone ax found in 1937, which has since disappeared.

At the beginning of the Bronze Age , in Westphalia from around 1800 BC. BC, there are initially no changes in the Neolithic traditions. Only in the Middle Bronze Age changed burial rites testify to a change. There are several references to urn grave fields in Rhede, such as the cemetery of Rhede . In 1902 urns that were destroyed during earthworks were found.

The Varus Battle , won around 9 AD, led to the withdrawal of the Romans, so that today's Westphalia remained settled by Germanic tribal associations. In the Rhede area it was initially the Brukterer , later the Chamaven . Finds of Roman coins near Krechting make it clear that there was contact between the Germanic tribes and the Romans living on the left bank of the Rhine.

middle Ages

In the early Middle Ages there was the first written mentions Rhedes. The documents found in the interest registers of Werden Abbey speak of Rheti in 1050 and Rethe in 1150. The Werden estates in Rhede were built around 800, when the abbey founded by the first Münster bishop Liudger was undergoing its expansion phase.

Werner von Rethe was the first lord in Rhede to appear under this surname. His ancestors were original inhabitants of the same area, but did not yet have the surname Rethe. Noble families began to name themselves after their ancestral seat around 1200. So the knight Werner also took the name of his ancestral seat Rethe in the beginning of the 13th century and called himself Werner von Rethe. He was a ministerial - servant - of his sovereign, the prince-bishop of Munster, and as a wealthy lord of the castle occupied a respected position. His successor was his eldest son Gerlach Bitter von Rethe, who is mentioned in numerous documents from 1249 to 1281. Gerlach Bitter von Rethe led a lawsuit for the patronage right over the church of Rhede with the monastery of Varlar, which he lost in 1249. Gerlach Bitter von Rethe had no children, but his brother Werner had four sons, of whom the second Hinrikus became the master of Rhede. His eldest son Werner succeeded Hinrikus in the rule Rhede from 1300 to 1336. He used the spelling Werner von Rede . There is no longer any documentary proof of whether one of Werner's three sons became the master of the Rhede family. According to the loan book of Prince-Bishop Florence von Wevelinghoven , in 1379 an Adolf von Rede held the manor as an episcopal fief and it is assumed that this Adolf was Werner von Rede’s second son. In the last quarter of the 14th century there was a change of owner of Rhede, because from now on the Lords of Rhemen appear as the successors of the Lords of Rede.

The manorial rule with a pronounced legal and economic system for the dependent peasant population developed particularly in the Carolingian period from the 9th to the 11th century. In the late Middle Ages , the rulership of the fron system changed due to increasing agriculture, which in turn can be traced back to the flourishing of cities such as Wesel or Münster . Market production and the money economy became increasingly important. In contrast to the neighboring Rhineland , however, there was no relatively free farming class in southwest Westphalia.

Modern times

The parish Rhede belonged to the prince-bishopric of Münster , at the end of the 15th century about 630 people lived in the parish. The center of the handicrafts was in the village center, carpenters and cobblers were the most common. Trading activities were rather limited due to the proximity to the Bocholt trading center . Tree silk weaving experienced a rapid upswing in the 17th century in Rhede. After the guilds were abolished in 1811, the number of weavers rose to 153 by 1816.

Due to the dense location on the border between the bishopric of Münster , the United Netherlands and the Duchy of Kleve in the war-ridden period from the late 16th century to the middle of the 18th century, Rhede was very important. During the Spanish-Dutch War , there was severe destruction and, as a result, looting. Lubbert von Rhemen, lord of the Rhede house, was commissioned in 1580 to recruit 1200 riders; it can be assumed that some rhetoricians were among them. The population of Rhede also suffered in the Thirty Years 'War , especially due to the plague epidemic in 1636. In the Seven Years' War they were burdened above all with the high taxes that were necessary to conduct the war.


As early as the end of the 18th century, the widespread hand weaving in Münsterland was replaced by spinning machines. In 1852 a Bocholt entrepreneur switched his production over to a steam engine , which led to the rise of the textile industry in Bocholt and created a great pull on the surrounding area. Together with the increasing emigration to America, this development led to a decline in population in Rhede between 1855 and 1875. With the commissioning of the first mechanical weaving mill in 1891, the industrial age began in Rhede as well. The connection to the railway network in 1902 was also beneficial for this development. The line ran from Emmerich via Rees , Bocholt , Rhede, Borken and Coesfeld to Münster . After passenger traffic was discontinued in 1974, the route remained in operation for freight transport until 1991, but has since been dismantled between Rees and Coesfeld. As a result of industrialization, there was a significant increase in population in the municipality of Rhede. The population grew from 4,247 in 1890 to 5,797 in 1913. The five local textile companies employed 433 workers from Rhede in 1914.

National Socialism

The NSDAP was only able to achieve 10.3% of all votes in the Reichstag election on March 5, 1933 in the Rhede office. Even in the Borken constituency, which was already weak for the NSDAP, the result was very low. As of September 1935, all municipal council members were replaced by the NSDAP; the mayor Josef Dörner moved from the center to the NSDAP and was able to keep his position like that. The strongly represented Catholic organizations in Rhede came under increasing pressure. The climax was a bloody conflict between the SA and the Catholic Workers' Association on March 31, 1935. The Rhedes Jewish minority suffered from disenfranchisement and social exclusion. The last Jewish woman was Berta Landau. She did not want to leave her home country and stayed until the Nazis deported her to the Riga-Kaiserwald concentration camp on December 11, 1941 . Berta Landau was shot there on March 26, 1942. Today a street is named after her. After the outbreak of the Second World War , numerous drafts led to the collapse of social life. From 1940 onwards, prisoners of war and “foreign civilian workers” were increasingly employed in agriculture and industry . In the further course of the war, bombed-out families from the surrounding area sought refuge in Rhede. In January 1943 there was an air raid on Roadstead by Allied bombers for the first time. More attacks followed in the following months, the heaviest bombing attack took place on March 22, 1945 and claimed 15 deaths. The hospital marked as a military hospital was attacked and killed 29 civilians and around 170 military personnel.

After 1945

On April 1, 1955, the formerly independent municipality of Altrhede was incorporated into the municipality of Rhede. As part of the municipal reorganization, Büngern, Krechting, Krommert, Rhede and Vardingholt merged in 1968 to form the new municipality of Rhede. During the general territorial reform in 1975 Rhede remained untouched. The interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia granted city rights on July 23, 1975. After Rhede was chosen as the federal and state base for athletics , construction of an athletics center began in 1981. In 1994, after two years of construction, the new town hall was inaugurated.


On April 1, 1955, Altrhede was incorporated. The other municipalities of the Rhede office, namely Büngern, Krechting, Krommert and Vardingholt, were incorporated into Rhede on August 1, 1968. During the regional reform in 1975 Rhede was not taken into account.

Population development since 1990

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2012 2019
16,952 17.168 17,476 17,568 17,825 18.006 18,084 18.097 18,169 18,311 18,597 18,774 18,764 18,953 19,043 19.202 19,293 19,397 19.052 19,299

(as of December 31st, only primary residence)


City council

Mayor of the city of Rhede is Jürgen Bernsmann ( independent ). According to the results of the local elections in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014, the seats in the city ​​council are distributed among the parties as follows (in 2014 the UWG Rhede no longer stood for election):

Political party Seats 0 Share of votes
1999 2004 2009 2014 1999 2004 2009 2014
Christian Democratic Union 21st 16 16 19th 54.3% 42.7% 40.3% 49.5%
Social Democratic Party of Germany 10 9 8th 9 26.5% 23.3% 21.3% 24.2%
Alliance 90 / The Greens 4th 8th 9 8th 12.1% 21.4% 24.2% 19.8%
Free Democratic Party - 2 3 2 - 05.0% 07.9% 06.6%
UWG 3 3 2 - 07.2% 07.6% 06.3% -

Town twinning

The town of Rhede has had an official town twinning with the French town of La Ferté-Saint-Aubin since 1989 . The small town with around 10,000 inhabitants is located 30 km south of Orléans and calls itself the “gateway to Sologne”.

badges and flags

Rhede was granted the right to use the coat of arms of the Rhede office, which was dissolved on August 1, 1968 , by a document from the Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia dated September 26, 1968 . The right to use this coat of arms was granted to the Office Rhede by the President of the Province of Westphalia in Münster with a certificate dated April 13, 1939.

Furthermore, the city was granted the right to carry a flag and a banner with a document from the Münster district government dated September 23, 1975.

coat of arms

Blazon : "A shield squared in silver (white) and green, fields 1 and 4 of which are covered with two black zigzag threads each, field 2 with a silver (white) shuttle, field 3 with a silver (white) ploughshare."

The first and fourth fields show the coat of arms of the local lords of Rhede, who were active until the 14th century. The shuttle in the second field symbolizes the textile industry, the ploughshare symbolizes agriculture .

Description of the banner: "The banner is striped lengthways in three strips in a ratio of 1: 3: 1 from green to white to green and shows the city's coat of arms in the shield in the upper half of the middle strip."

Description of the flag: "The flag (hoisting flag) is striped lengthways in three strips in a ratio of 1: 3: 1 from green to white to green (meaning is cross-striped) and shows the city coat of arms in the shield in the middle of the middle strip."

Culture and sights


The city of Rhede does not have its own theater, in the culture hall of the town hall - the so-called Rheder Egg - there are occasional theater performances. The closest theater is in Bocholt .


The medicine and pharmacy museum Rhede am Markt shows on three floors in a permanent exhibition the medical life in the rural Westmünsterland from around 1750. In addition, there are regular changing exhibitions.

The Max and Moritz Toy Museum on Kirchwiese presents toys from bygone times on two floors. Changing exhibitions show special toys, for example at Easter and Christmas .


All parishes have their own choir . In addition, the Rhede wind orchestra and the Rhede and Vardingholt marching band should be mentioned. The music education support is provided by the Rhede Music School Association, which has a branch at the Büssingstrasse school center .



View over roadstead with Gudula Church

The beginnings of the Catholic parish church Sankt Gudula go back to the 12th century. The Gothic hall church was expanded until the 19th century, before a decision was made to rebuild the church for reasons of space. On July 8, 1898, the foundation stone for the neo-Gothic St. Gudula Church was laid according to plans by Hilger Hertel , and the inauguration took place on June 12, 1901. Today the mighty hall church with its 77.5 m high tower characterizes the townscape of Rhede. The church is designed as a three-aisled hall longhouse, red machine bricks with sandstone elements form the facade . The church, a defining example of the Münsterland sacred architecture, has been a listed building since 1984 .

Church "To the Holy Family" (aerial photo, 2014)

The church of the parish of the Holy Family is in the south of the city center. The Catholic parish church, built from 1957 to 1959, became necessary due to the growth of the Rhede office.

The Pius Church in the Krechting district was also built in the 1950s. The St. Marien Church is located in the Vardingholt district, all churches belong to the parish of St. Gudula.

The Protestant parish is based in the Paul-Gerhardt-Haus. The church, built in 1952, has 290 seats. The lending library is directly connected to the church .

Church merger

Since 2007, the four Catholic parishes (St. Gudula, Zur Heiligen Familie, St. Marien, St. Pius) have merged and founded a new church under the name "Catholic parish Sankt Gudula". Due to declining church tax revenues and the lower number of church visitors and pastors, the congregations had to merge. The four locations will still be retained.

Town houses and villas

Listed town house on the market

At Münsterstraße 9 there is a two-story brick house with a mansard roof. The town house, built at the end of the 18th century, has been a listed building since 1984. Other listed houses can be found on the market , around the St. Gudula Church. An ensemble of such houses forms the old town with its many bars. The Bürgerhaus Am Markt 14 is now home to the Pharmacy Museum.

At Hardtstraße 23 there is a villa built in 1920 in a post-classicist - baroque style. For some years, parts of the city administration were in the listed building. A country house built in 1911 can be found at Krechtinger Straße 11 . The house, which was listed in 1984, was designed by Hermann Muthesius .

Castles and mansions

The Rhede Castle , a moated castle in Renaissance style was built in the 1564th The two-storey two-wing building was placed under monument protection in 1984. It is still inhabited today by the Salm Salm family.

The manor house Kretier in the Vardingholt district is essentially medieval and was restored in the 20th century according to plans from 1734.

Another listed mansion is the Tencking house on federal road 67 in the direction of Bocholt . The three-wing building, built in the Dutch Baroque style , was erected in 1710. Today there is a social care facility there.

Religious sites

There are numerous wayside shrines in the urban area , many of which are listed . The shrines are still used today as a place of worship .

The old cemetery was laid out in 1807 as a Catholic burial place. In 1945 a cemetery of honor was established for those who fell in World War II .


The Habers Mühle tower windmill in the Krommert district impresses with its conically tapered brick tower. The mill is no longer preserved today.

The half-timbered house at Nordstrasse 20 was built at the beginning of the 19th century as a brick building with a pan roof .

The Rümping farm in the Krommert district was built in 1870 and is an example of farmhouse construction in West Munsterland.

The old station has been used by the AWO for several years after a renovation . The two-story brick building was built in 1929 as a through station.

Forests and parks

In the prince's bush

The Pastorsbusch joins the hospital park and forms a local recreation area in the northwest of the city. Part of the facility is designed as a nature trail.

The Prinzenbusch is located around Hoxfelder Weg , in the east of the city. The local recreation area adjoins the castle park and offers numerous (cycling) hiking trails. The Hoxfelder Weg leading to Borken is part of the 100-Schlösser-Route cycle route . The actual castle park is not available to visitors.

In the southwest of the city are the Winkelhauser Berge , named after the Winkelhausen house , the former seat of the influential de Wyse family in Altrhede, a forest area that used to include parts of a heather landscape that merges into the Hohenhorster Mountains in Bocholt . The Winkelhauser Mountains are parts of this heathland can only be seen today in the Hohenhorster Mountains.

Force system

In the district Vardingholt is located in the forest area Rösingbusch as ground monument the well-preserved Gräftenanlage Nunnepollen .


The Besagroup sports park on Bundesstraße 67 in the west of the city offers a covered grandstand , a 400 m running track and numerous training areas. The offer is supplemented by an athletics hall. The facility was built in 1981 as part of Rhede's appointment as a state base for athletics in North Rhine-Westphalia ; Every year the international athletics meeting with many athletics greats takes place.

The local outdoor and indoor swimming pool is operated by the municipal utilities.

In April 2007 the Nordic Walking Park Rhede was opened. Three routes with a total of ten routes are available to athletes.

Immediately upon Jugendtreff Bäkentreff is a skater conditioning with appropriate equipment. In addition, there are several soccer fields for children and young people in the city.

The largest sports club in town is the TV Rhede 1925 e. V., which offers a wide range of sports. The football club VfL Rhede 1920 e. V. plays in the Lower Rhine regional league.

The Rhede equestrian club celebrated great sporting successes in individual and group vaulting from the end of the 1980s to the mid-1990s. Outstanding are Christoph Lensing's three individual world championship titles between 1988 and 1996 and the team’s vice world championship title in 1990. During this period, several German individual and team championship titles were won. In 2008, eleven vaulting teams are active.

Culinary specialties

Rhede is characterized by Westphalian cuisine , panhas and sweet mares can be highlighted . A Rheder specialty is the Rheder Ampel , a combination of red sloe , yellow aniseed and green peppermint liqueur .

Economy and Infrastructure


Road transport relationships

Traffic is mostly limited to the B 67 .

air traffic

The nearest commercial airports are Niederrhein Airport (around 57 kilometers away), Düsseldorf Airport (around 83 kilometers away) and Münster / Osnabrück Airport (around 95 kilometers away). The airfield Borken-Hoxfeld is the nearest airfield.

Local public transport

Five regional bus lines operate in Rhede:

  • Line R51 Bocholt - Borken - Gescher - Coesfeld
  • Line R31 Bocholt - Südlohn - Vreden
  • Line S75 "Sprinterbus" Bocholt - Borken - Münster
  • Line N20 "night bus" Bocholt - Borken - Gescher - Legden
  • Line F1 "Freizeitbus" Isselburg - Bocholt - Borken - Reken - Haltern (runs from May 1st to October 3rd on Sundays and public holidays, bicycle transport with the help of a special trailer is possible)

A citizens' bus has been running since 2003 as a connection between the northern and southern roadsteads.

The nearest train stations are in Bocholt (approx. 6 km away) and Borken (approx. 12 km away), from which there is a connection to regional traffic in the direction of Wesel - Duisburg or Essen.


The A 31 and A 3 motorways can be quickly reached from Rhede via the B 67 .


Rhede has a well-developed network of cycle paths . Numerous "Pättkes", small and quiet paths, invite you to go cycling . The Rheder Sagen Safari is a 35 km route through the roadstead, which passes 11 legendary locations. This “safari” is offered once a year by the city.

Several long-distance cycle routes of the NRW cycle network also lead through Rhede, as well as the 100-lock route .


The textile industry , which was strongly represented until the 1980s , is now of little importance in Rhede. In the industrial area in the southeast of the city there are numerous companies from a wide variety of industries. Jemako International GmbH, a supplier of cleaning systems, is based in Rhede. Rademacher Geräte-Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG produces electrically driven roller shutter drives . Until 2009, the US company Meade Instruments had its European sales center in Rhede, Meade Instruments Europe GmbH & Co. KG, which was then sold to Rolf Bresser und Partner while retaining the name. Optical devices such as microscopes and telescopes are produced . One of the last remaining textile companies are the Ibena textile works, located in neighboring Bocholt , which operate a plant in Rhede. Kromberg & Schubert , a manufacturer of wiring systems from Wuppertal, has a production site in Rhede.

The Stadtwerke Rhede GmbH care since 1906 for the local supply of the city. The municipal utilities also operate the local outdoor and indoor swimming pool.

The St. Vinzenz Hospital is a clinic for psychiatry , psychotherapy and psychosomatics . In 1998 the hospital was placed under the sponsorship of St. Agnes Hospital gGmbH . The internal department was closed in 2004 and has since been continued by the St. Agnes Hospital in Bocholt .


Two companies, whose profession is chocolate, meet in Rhede. On the one hand there is the Pralinen-Manufactur Große-Bölting, which produces pralines, truffles and chocolate figurines in all sizes and shapes. The products are made exclusively by hand. A second company is the chocolate factory Schoko-Dragee. She specializes in chocolate dragees in all varieties.


Since November 2006, a hydropower screw installed in the Bocholter Aa has been generating electricity from hydropower. The system has a maximum output of approx. 50 kW and serves u. a. studying the effects of hydropower snails on fish fauna. The "Rheder Wasserschnecke" is also a popular excursion destination, where the possibility of generating energy from hydropower is illustrated, even with a low fall height in the lowlands.


The only daily newspaper is the Bocholter-Borkener Volksblatt , a newspaper published in Bocholt in cooperation with the Westfälische Nachrichten . Rhede has its own local editorial office. The two advertising journals Bocholter Report and mein Stadt-Kurier appear on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as well as the magazines "City Talk" and "City Talk - The Original" once a month.

The local radio station is the Westmünsterlandwelle (WMW) based in Borken. The local television station was in Rhede until spring 2007. After various relocations and changes of shareholders, operations have now been discontinued.


The Overberg Elementary School

There are a total of 13 different facilities in Rhede for small children in the form of day-care centers , crawling groups and kindergartens .

Rhede has three primary schools . The Overberg School and the Ludgerus School are located in the city, the Pius School in the Krechting district. The secondary school Rhede, the comprehensive school Rhede (secondary level I and II) and the peace school, a Catholic secondary school , make up the local offer of secondary schools. The next high schools and vocational colleges are in Bocholt and Borken .

The Caritas specialist seminar for care for the elderly serves to provide advanced training for specialists in the care sector. The Klausenhof Academy serves learners from all over the world.

Rhede is part of the Bocholt-Rhede-Isselburg adult education center .

Since January 1, 2017 there is a separate music school association in Rhede. Before that there was a branch of the association of the Bocholt-Rhede-Isselburg music school .

Both the Catholic parish of St. Gudula and the Protestant parish each maintain a lending library.


  • The motto of the city of Rhede is "The smile in the Münsterland". The logo symbolically shows a sun that is supposed to symbolize friendliness, the silhouette of the St. Gudula Church, which stands for the small town character of Rhede, and quotation marks that symbolize communication.
  • The Rheder couple appear regularly at events and distribute the Rheder traffic lights or, for example, the traditional paradise apples at the fair .


Born in Rhede

Connected with roadstead


  • Heimatverein Rhede, Werner Frese (Hrsg.): The history of the city Rhede. 2nd Edition. Münster 2000, ISBN 3-87023-145-9 .
  • Wilhelm Hagedorn: Rhede from its history. Rhede 1951. (Reprint 1981)
  • Heimatverein Rhede (ed.): Dat Rheeße Blädeken. Rhede 1985-2003.

Web links

Commons : Rhede  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the municipalities of North Rhine-Westphalia on December 31, 2019 - update of the population based on the census of May 9, 2011. State Office for Information and Technology North Rhine-Westphalia (IT.NRW), accessed on June 17, 2020 .  ( Help on this )
  2. ^ A b German Weather Service, Offenbach am Main: Bocholt weather station 1961–1990
  3. Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt 13, 1983
  4. ^ History of the city of Rhede: The prehistory of the Rhede area. Munster 2000
  5. ^ The land register of the Werden an der Ruhr Abbey, Bonn 1906
  6. ^ Rhede from his story by Wilhelm Hagedorn, 1951; Anton Schmeddinghoff, Westfälische Zeitschrift, 1934, volume 90.
  7. a b The history of the textile industry in Rhede, Rhede 1986
  8. ^ Norbert Fasse: Catholics and Nazi rule in the Münsterland. Bielefeld 1996
  9. ^ History of the city of Rhede, p. 639 and eyewitness reports
  10. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 313 .
  11. Stephanie Reekers: The regional development of the districts and communities of Westphalia 1817-1967 . Aschendorff, Münster Westfalen 1977, ISBN 3-402-05875-8 , p. 275 .
  12. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 66 .
  13. Results of the mayoral election 2015  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Website Stadt Rhede, accessed on 19 September 2015@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  14. Old and new coat of arms in Rhede. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on November 11, 2012 ; Retrieved February 17, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  15. Main Statute of the City of Rhede, § 2. (PDF; 64 kB) (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on November 11, 2012 ; Retrieved February 17, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  16. Eckart Roloff and Karin Henke-Wendt: When the hairdresser pulled his teeth. (The medicine and pharmacy museum in Rhede) In: Visit your doctor or pharmacist. A tour through Germany's museums for medicine and pharmacy. Volume 1, Northern Germany. S. Hirzel Verlag, Stuttgart 2015, pp. 152–153, ISBN 978-3-7776-2510-2 .
  17. Archived copy ( memento of the original dated August 7, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  18. Klemens Becker: Bocholt from the primeval landscape to the city. A walk through the history of our closer home . Drei Linden Verlag, Bocholt 1962, p. 42.
  19. ^ Münsterland eV: Cycling in Rhede | Münsterland eV Tourism. Retrieved June 17, 2017 .
  20. LFV-Westfalen: Investigations into the migration and damage of fish to the Rhede-Krechting hydropower screw ( Memento of the original from May 6, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
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  22. The logo of the town of Rhede , accessed on May 6, 2007
  23. Rheder finances his studies with his own YouTube channel. Retrieved July 26, 2020 .