Our tradition and heritage are a source of inspiration for the future.Nathalie von Siemens, great-great granddaughter of the company founder
As the central archive at the corporate headquarters in Berlin, we have the task of documenting and disseminating knowledge about our technology company’s over 170-year history and development. We safeguard, lay open and analyze precious written documents, photos, films and products from the history of Siemens AG and its predecessor companies.
The Siemens Historical Institute currently holds about 10,000 meters of shelf space filled with written sources and 12,000 books. The collection of stored information and documents has now reached about ten terabytes. Our constantly growing collections include about a million historical pictures, as well as recordings of various speeches by Siemens managers. About 8,000 industrial, business and promotional films illustrate the history of electrical engineering and electronics from the 1930s to the present. Our collection of exhibits currently holds about 10,000 historical objects – a rich historical legacy.