Walter Schneider and Wolf Lemke commenced glider production in 1968 with the LS1 in the standard class; with the LS3 in 1977 the entrance into the racing class followed.
In 1980 evolved in co-operation of Lemke and Hans Jörg Streifeneder in the LS4 as a successor of the LS1.
1984 the racing class glider LS6, which replaced the LS3, was introduced.
By adding winglets and removing flaps 10 Years later the LS8 developed and first places at the European Championships 1994 and the World Championships 1995 soon proved the successful concept of the LS8.
In 2003 Rolladen-Schneider Flugzeugbau GmbH was taken over by DG Flugzeugbau GmbH (formerly Glaser-Dirks). Rolladen-Schneider had gone into receivership, and DG Flugzeugbau did not take over the liabilities but only the rights to build the gliders and use the brand name.