Westermann Verlag

Westermann Verlag (English: "Westermann Publishing") is a German publishing firm, founded in the 19th century in Braunschweig, Duchy of Brunswick by George Westermann (23 February 1810 in Leipzig; 7 September 1879 in Wiesbaden). Several other generations of the Westermann family succeeded him. In 1986, the "Westermann Druck- und Verlagsgruppe" in Braunschweig, comprising numerous branches, became part of Medien-Union based in Ludwigshafen, employing 800.[citation needed]

Westermann Verlag
Parent companyMedien-Union
FounderGeorge Westermann (1810–1879)
Country of originGermany
Headquarters locationBraunschweig
Publication typesbooks
No. of employees800
Official websitewww.westermann.de

Westermann is renowned for its meticulous world history-atlas in German, the Großer Atlas zur Weltgeschichte, generally known as "the Westermann."[1]

For use in schools, they continue to publish the Carl Diercke Schul-Atlas, a series started in the 19th century, since called Diercke Weltatlas. They also offer products related to or using Google Earth, 3D-technology, and globes.[citation needed]


  • Westermann Schulbuchverlag (Braunschweig)
  • Georg Westermann Verlag (Braunschweig)
  • Westermann Lernspielverlag GmbH (Braunschweig)
  • Westermann Wien im Verlag E. Dorner GmbH (Vienna, Austria)
  • Pauz-Westermann Könyvkiadó Kft. (Celldömölk, Hungary)
  • Westermann Druck GmbH (Braunschweig)
  • Westermann Druck Zwickau GmbH (Zwickau)
  • Arena Verlag GmbH (Würzburg)
  • Schroedel Verlag (Braunschweig)
  • Verlag Moritz Diesterweg (Braunschweig)
  • Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh (Braunschweig)
  • Verlag Jugend & Volk
  • Winklers Verlag (Darmstadt)
  • VSB-Verlagsservice Braunschweig GmbH (Braunschweig)

Further readingEdit

  • Aner, Ekkehard (January 1997). Westermann: Großer Atlas zur Weltgeschichte. ISBN 978-3-07-509520-1. Archived from the original on 2005-12-30.

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