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.
August 26, 2016 – Permanent exhibition at Werner von Siemens‘ birth place in Lenthe near Hannover.
Werner von Siemens was born in the village of Lenthe near Hannover, Germany, on December 13, 1816. The house in which he was born – on the Obergut estate leased by his father – still stands in Lenthe today. To mark the 200th anniversary of the electrical pioneer’s birth, the building was renovated with the financial support of the Werner Siemens-Stiftung in Zug, Switzerland. On the ground floor of this listed building, there is now a permanent exhibition of key items and documents illustrating the most important stations in the life of this successful entrepreneur. 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.