From a small back building workshop in Berlin to a global firm - there are few industrial corporations that can look back on such a long history of success as we can. Through this website, we invite you to take a fascinating trip through nearly 170 years of Siemens history.
1846-47 – Werner von Siemens and electric telegraphy
A small rectangular box weighing about ten kilos marked the start of an impressive success story in the mid-19th century. With the construction of his pointer telegraph, the artillery officer and inventor Werner von Siemens ushered in a new era of electric telegraphy – and laid the basis for Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske’s later global renown. more
The Siemens Historical Institute is moving to Siemensstadt-Berlin. Due to the preparations for the move, we can no longer respond to inquiries addressed to Corporate Archives. In addition, the archives will be closed until January 2017. Until then, neither visits nor research will be possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.