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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Event from today to 2010 


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.

2018: Purchase of the General-Anzeiger Bonn
The Rheinische Post Mediengruppe takes over the General-Anzeiger Bonn. By purchasing this renowned newspaper, the media group is strengthening its activities in the core market of North Rhine-Westphalia.


Read more 2018 to 2010

Events from 2009 to 2000 

2009: In­volve­ment in Slo­vakia
The com­pa­ny takes a hold­ing in Pe­tit Press, the sec­ond largest pub­lish­ing house in Slo­vakia. It pub­lish­es the largest na­tion­al qual­i­ty news­pa­per, ‘SME’, two re­gion­al dai­ly pa­pers and var­i­ous re­gion­al week­ly pa­pers. The two print­ing lo­ca­tions are sit­u­at­ed in Bratisla­va and Kosice. Pe­tit Press al­so oc­cu­pies a lead­ing po­si­tion in Slo­vakia with its web­site smk.​sk. 

2009: Part­ner­ship: takeover of the Neuss-Greven­broich­er Zeitung
The me­dia group ac­quires all shares in the Neuss-Greven­broich­er Zeitung. A part­ner­ship that has grown over a pe­ri­od of 50 years is thus placed on a new foot­ing.

Read more 2009 to 2000

Events from 1999 to 1990

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 1999 to 1990

Events from 1989 to 1946

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.

Read more 1989 to 1946