- AD 1103 First mentioned as ‘Rutingen’.
- 12th/13th c. Construction of St Kilian’s Parish Church and Brattenstein Castle.
- Since 1275 Town charter (‘civitas’).
- After 1336 Construction of the town fortifications.
- 1613 Work begins on the hospital (Julius-Echter-Stift).
- 1750 Construction of the Town Hall.
- 1953 The first European town.