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Action based on partnership works.

As a family business and employer in the region, we are aware of our social responsibility: locally, but also beyond our borders.

As recently as December 2015, Michael von Rahden brought Christmas parcels to Odessa, Ukraine for children in need there to support the relief effort "Round Table 92" North Bremen with a convoy of four trucks with trailers and a 14-metre long omnibus.


Facts about us for you: The company group von Rahden
Founding 1.10.1947

Hinrich von Rahden sen., died 26.04.1963
Erika von Rahden, died 30.05.2010
GmbH & Co. KG since 1975
Employees: 79


In 2015, Jan Peer and Michael von Rahden took over Knauf Busbetrieb GmbH & Co. on their own responsibility. In 2016, the company expanded with the Kemper bus company, which was given up by Renate and Hein Kemper for reasons of age.


The open borders from the former "Iron Curtain" brought new perspectives. In cooperation with foreign partners, first with Polish Comfort Lines, scheduled services were first set up to Poland and later to Moscow, Saratov and Kaliningrad.
It was not easy to get the approvals for such services.

Due to cheap flights, our company now only operates scheduled services to Kaliningrad and sells tickets for the destination Moscow.


Beyond the responsibilities of our own company, there is a long-standing connection to various associations and chambers. Thus, Erika von Rahden belonged to the Transport Committee of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Elbe-Weser region. The Federal Association of the German Passenger Transport Industry (BDP) honoured her achievements with the silver badge of honour.

Hinrich von Rahden is a member of the Transport Committee of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) of Stade. As an electoral delegate, he is a member of the General Association of the Lower Saxony Transportation Sector (GVN), district chairman for omnibus and tourism in the old government district of Stade and in its social policy committee as well.

At the Federation of German Bus Companies, Hinrich von Rahden works in the Technology, Safety and Environment, and International Transport Services Committees.