Urban & Schwarzenberg

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Urban & Schwarzenberg
Parent companyVerlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck
Defunct1998 Edit this on Wikidata
SuccessorUrban & Fischer
Country of originGermany
Headquarters locationMunich
Publication typesBooks
Nonfiction topicsmedical literature

Urban & Schwarzenberg was a German academic publishing company, specializing in medical literature. It was founded as a book store in 1866 in Vienna. It acquired the Wiener Medizinische Presse in 1876, marking the start of Urban & Schwarzenberg as a medical publisher. In 1898, the company opened an office in Berlin, which soon after became its new head office. The company relocated to Munich in 1949.

Urban & Schwarzenberg was acquired by the American company Waverly (parent of Williams & Wilkins) in 1990.[1] Urban & Schwarzenberg was acquired by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck in 1998. In 1999, it was merged with another publishing house owned by Georg von Holtzbrinck, and became Urban & Fischer. In 2003, Urban & Fischer was acquired by Elsevier.[2]


  1. ^ Walker, Blair S. "WAVERLY WAKES UP A once-sleepy publishing company is taking risks - and growing worldwide". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  2. ^ Einar H. Fredriksson, A Century of Science Publishing, 2001


  • Hundert Jahre Urban & Schwarzenberg. 1866–1966, Munich, 1966