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 165 years of Siemens history.
June 24, 2015 – Biography of telegraph engineer Ernst Höltzer released
Ernst Höltzer participated in a series of cable-laying projects in the Mediterranean for Siemens & Halske before going to Persia for the Indo-European Telegraph Department in 1863. Five years later the engineer was temporarily released by the British authority so that he could take over as Construction Superintendent for the Persian section of Siemens’ Indo-European telegraph line. This biographical portrait describes the challenges confronting the Thuringia-born Höltzer in 19th-century Persia. more
Important note: The Siemens Historical Institute is preparing to move.
In 2017, the Siemens Historical Institute will open its doors at a new location in Siemensstadt-Berlin. With preparations for the move already underway, our ability to process inquiries addressed to Corporate Archives is now limited. The archives will be closed from March 2016 until December 2016. During this period, the archives will be unable to accommodate visitors or respond to inquiries.