The municipality is situated 26 km (16 mi) east of Berlin centre. Rüdersdorf is noted for its limestone-open-pit mining. Some parts of the mine are used as a museum (Museumspark Rüdersdorf). Some notable buildings in Berlin such as the Brandenburg Gate are built with limestone from Rüdersdorf.
Development of Population since 1875 within the Current Boundaries (Blue Line: Population; Dotted Line: Comparison to Population Development of Brandenburg state; Grey Background: Time of Nazi rule; Red Background: Time of Communist rule)
Recent Population Development (Blue Line) and Forecasts
Rüdersdorf bei Berlin:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)