Riemke is known for the large Nokia works, that was expanded in recent years.
Riemke was mentioned for the first time as "Rymbecke" in the 9th century. A market square is situated in the center of Riemke.
Riemke has the highest point of Bochum, the Tippelsberg.
In the east of Riemke is the Naturschutzgebiet Zillertal.
Riemke is connected by the A43 Autobahn. Additionally Riemke is connected by rail at the line Bochum-Gelsenkirchen (Nokia-Bahn).
On 1st of April 1926 the municipality of Riemke was integrated into the city of Bochum. Riemke is a district, that is more working class.