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.
Back in the 19th century, it took several days for important political and economic news to travel from the superpower of the day, England, to its most important colony, India. The first time a message from Calcutta reached London in "only" 28 minutes, it was a world sensation. The 11,000-kilometer telegraph link, one of the most important "lighthouse projects" of Siemens & Halske, established the young company's global reputation. 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.