Rieth, Thuringia, Germany

Rieth has experienced a standstill for many years due to being located along the former inner-German border, but has managed to break through thanks to a sustainable and well-balanced development of the community. Rieth has positioned itself as an attractive destination for tourists which are mostly interested in the history, and more-over strengthened the identity of the community, as well as established a new important socio-cultural- and club infrastructure in order to further increase the quality of living within the community. Therefore, Rieth has been honoured with a European Village Renewal Award for special achievements in multiple fields of village development.