Quality since 1845

We build instruments that speak the language of our time. It is not our intention to duplicate any style, but to create a style that reproduces the broadest possible range of organ literature.

Naturally, the knowledge of instruments from all periods is necessary. Our language of today has its roots. Only those who understand the roots can speak the language.


The restoration department at Rieger Orgelbau

Rieger-Orgelbau Restaurierungsabteilung


“Respect yourself, respect others and take responsibility for what you do.” In more recent times, it is precisely this appreciative attitude towards the old that has led to the individual restoration projects that have always been represented at Rieger Orgelbau being bundled into a separate restoration department, which has now been consistently expanded into a significant restoration department.


Rieger understands restoration to be a highly flexible approach to work, tailored to the instrument in question, which is oriented exclusively to the given historical specifications in its choice of materials and working methods.


What in particular distinguishes Rieger?
Several things. Firstly, Rieger can react more flexibly and directly within the company during the restoration. Because Rieger has its own large pipe workshop, historically accurate pipe or stop reconstructions, additions, conversions or repairs, for example, can not only be carried out directly in-house, but above all accompanied step by step during the process, so that any corrections or optimisations can be made immediately in the case of these unusual reconstructions.


Secondly, the knowledge gained from the new construction of the most diverse types of shutter, with which Rieger is constantly involved, also flows directly into the restoration and manufacture not only of the usual sliding shutters, but also of such specific shutter systems as pocket shutters, cone shutters, membrane shutters, etc. The symbiosis of the know-how learned in new construction and the transfer of skills to historical projects are a trademark. Of course, this interaction also applies vice versa,

Due to the electronic development department, which is also in-house, the rich application experience from the new building can flow into the reorganisation of instruments with extensive electrical equipment, for example, and can be adapted immediately without having to call on subcontractors or suppliers.

Restored instruments - a selection


The electronic development department

Rieger REA Touchscreen


Rieger organs are based on a centuries-old and mature knowledge of sound and technology. Numerous historicising instruments still leave the house today, as Rieger is at home in both historic and modern organ building and can boast numerous areas of expertise.


Whoever buys a modern Rieger organ knows that the complete electronic control system in the organ also comes from Rieger – not from a supplier or subcontractor. Since numerous musicians were not satisfied with the setting and control systems available on the market, Rieger opened its own electronics development department several years ago.


Rieger Electronic Assistent (REA) is currently one of the world’s most sophisticated storage and control systems for organ building. Since Rieger develops its own electronic products, there is no need to consult a supplier, e.g. for maintenance, but Rieger can offer remote maintenance – no matter in which part of the world the organ is located.


REA offers a high level of comfort for organists, going far beyond the usual standard (memory mode, title mode, concert mode) and supporting playing and artistic activity, even inspiring it with modern combination possibilities.


But of course only in combination with a Rieger organ.