Westermann Verlag

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Westermann Verlag
Parent company Medien-Union
Founded 1838
Founder George Westermann
Country of origin Germany
Headquarters location Braunschweig
Publication types books
No. of employees 800
Official website www.westermann.de

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.

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

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.


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  • 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)
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  • Verlag Moritz Diesterweg (Braunschweig)
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  • Winklers Verlag (Darmstadt)
  • VSB-Verlagsservice Braunschweig GmbH (Braunschweig)

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