History of the Rheinsche Post Mediengruppe

In 1946 the Rheinis­che Post was one of the first news­pa­pers to re­ceive its li­cence fol­low­ing the Sec­ond World War. It has de­vel­oped sig­nif­i­cant­ly since then: a news­pa­per pub­lish­er has be­come an in­ter­na­tion­al­ly op­er­a­tive me­dia en­ter­prise. To­day the Rhei­ni­sche Post Medi­en­gruppe pub­lish­es nu­mer­ous print­ed and dig­i­tal me­dia, of­fers ser­vices and con­tin­ues to ex­pand its in­volve­ments.


The first issue Rheinische Post


RP Online goes online


Umbrella brand Rheinische Post Mediengruppe

The founders of the Rheinischen Post

Karl Arnold

Karl Arnold

Dr. Anton Betz

Dr. Anton Betz

Dr. Erich Wen­de­roth

Dr. Erich Wen­de­roth

Read more about the three founders of the Rheinische Post Karl Arnold, Dr. Anton Betz and Dr. Erich Wenderoth.

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Events from 2020 until today

2021: The Rheinisch-Bergische Verlagsgesellschaft mbH becomes the Rheinische Post Mediengruppe GmbH

The Rheinisch-Bergische Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (RBVG) has been operating as "Rheinische Post Mediengruppe GmbH" (RPM) since June 2021. The diverse activities of the media company had already been bundled under the main brand "Rheinische Post Mediengruppe" since April 2012. By renaming, the brand and the main company are consistently brought together in the name.

2021: Rheinische Post Mediengruppe acquires all the Arnold shareholder group’s shares 
Rheinische Post Mediengruppe acquires all of the shares held by the Arnold shareholder group in the holding company Rheinisch-Bergische Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (27.89%). As a result of this

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Event from 2010 to 2019 

2019: Rheinische Post Mediengruppe sells its shares in Immowelt Holding AG
Rheinische Post Mediengruppe and all the partners sell their shares in the Immowelt Group. The majority of the Immowelt real estate portal once belonged to the markt.gruppe, a joint venture by publisher Dirk Ippen’s Ippen Group and Rheinische Post Mediengruppe.

2018: Sale of Lausitzer Rundschau
The Saarbrücken newspaper group, in which the Rheinische Post Mediengruppe has a majority stake, sells the Lausitzer Rundschau to the Neue Pressegesellschaft in Ulm. This strengthens the Saarbrücken newspaper group's focus on the home markets in Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Read more 2010 to 2019

Events from 1990 to 1999

1999: Hold­ings in Pol­ish re­gion­al news­pa­pers
In Poland the Rhei­ni­sche Post Medi­en­gruppe takes a share­hold­ing in the Ex­press By­d­gos­ki news­pa­per; this is fol­lowed one year lat­er by Nowosci Toruń. The news­pa­pers are the re­spec­tive mar­ket lead­ers in the cities of By­d­goszcz and Toruń; the print shop is ex­pand­ed to be­come the largest in North Poland. The ac­tiv­i­ties are com­plet­ed by news por­tals, ad­ver­tis­ing pa­pers and an own sub­scrip­tion de­liv­ery net­work.

1997: Award: Eco-Au­dit Cer­tifi­cate
The Rhei­ni­sche Post Medi­en­gruppe be­comes the first Ger­man me­dia com­pa­ny to be award­ed the Eco-Au­dit Cer­tifi­cate for its en­vi­ron­men­tal­ly-con­scious op­er­a­tion.

Read more 1990 to 1999

Events from 1946 to 1989

1982: Ac­qui­si­tion of first na­tion­al ad­ver­tis­ing pa­per
In 1982 the Rheinis­che Post Me­di­en­gruppe pur­chas­es its first ad­ver­tis­ing pa­per in Ger­many. To­day sev­en ad­ver­tis­ing pa­per pub­lish­ers be­long to the me­dia group: The Panora­ma Anzeigen­blatt GmbH in Düssel­dorf, the Kuri­er Ver­lag GmbH in Neuss, the Nieder­rhein Ver­lag und Me­di­enser­vice GmbH in Duis­burg, the Wup­per­taler Rund­schau, the Wochen­spie­gel and Die Woch in the Saar­land and the ad­ver­tis­ing pa­per of our pub­lish­ers in Tri­er and the Lau­sitz.

1981: A new home for the ed­i­to­ri­al of­fice
The RP House is built at the Düssel­dorf print­ing cen­tre. The cen­tral ed­i­to­ri­al of­fice of the Rheinis­che Post and the ad­ver­tis­ing di­vi­sion are giv­en their new home here. The re­lo­ca­tion from the city cen­tre to the mod­ern of­fice build­ing in Düssel­dorf-Heerdt is ac­com­pa­nied by the in­tro­duc­tion of new da­ta tech­nol­o­gy.

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