Bergverlag Rother is a German publisher with its headquarters in Oberhaching, Upper Bavaria. Since 1950 the company, that formerly went under the name of Bergverlag Rudolf Rother, has published the Alpine Club Guides in cooperation with the German Alpine Club (DAV), the Austrian Alpine Club (ÖAV) and the South Tyrol Alpine Club.
The company was founded as a specialist Alpine publisher on 16 November 1920 in Munich by Rudolf Rother sen., a bookseller and mountaineer. The publishing house was based on Verlag Walter Schmidkunz, which went out of business and in which Rother was a co-owner.
After the firm had sold its in-house mail-order service, the magazine Bergwelt ("Mountain World") and its own printers in the 1980s, the family business was taken over in 1990 by Freytag-Berndt u. Artaria KG.
- 90 Jahre Bergverlag Rother; accessed on 4 November 2010
- Peter Grimm: Schmidkunz - Das vergessene Literaturgenie; accessed on 4 November 2010
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