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Experiencing history first-hand


Siemens has played an impressive role in shaping the technological evolution of Germany, Europe and the whole world. Come join us on a trip through Siemens history. Here are nine chapters of our exciting, ever-changing evolution as a company. Explore the innovative technologies that made Siemens the company it is today. Get to know the people who made our history. Our country profiles show that Siemens has always been an international firm. The site is rounded out with current History News and an overview of our work at the Siemens Historical Institute.

Our History Feature

The foreground needs a background

Only those who are aware of their own background and development, their key milestones and special characteristics, can manage the present and shape the future successfully.


Siemens after 170 years of history

Playing an active role in shaping the future has always been the goal of every head of the company, from Werner von Siemens to Joe Kaeser. Over the course of 170 years, that ambition has turned the 10-man operation at Schöneberger Strasse 19 in Berlin into a great international corporation.

How does Siemens differ from so many other companies? The answer: Siemens has always been innovative, customer-oriented, quality-driven, international, responsible, able to withstand crises, and able to change. These traits have kept it strong and unique, in good times and bad. Join us on an exciting journey through our company's history.


Experience what has made Siemens the world-class company it is today.

Siemens Historical Institute

The Siemens Historical Institute documents and presents the multifaceted history of this technology company, which goes all the way back to 1847. Our work bridges the gaps between the company's historic roots and its future, thus highlighting how important tradition and the company's self-image have been for a successful present and future.

Our responsibility for the future is founded on our past.

Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG

Our History News

Highlights from 170 years of Siemens history

Learn about selected events from the company’s history in our History News, which we’re continually expanding for you.