History of Carl Zeiss

Corporate History

Overview over the history of Carl Zeiss since 1846.

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Technical Milestones

Since the early days, Carl Zeiss has had a tradition as a pioneer in many areas of the optical industry.

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Subsidiaries

A corporation is comprised of many subsidiaries that have their own histories.

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Carl Zeiss Archives

The Carl Zeiss Archives contain original documents and instruments from the more than 150-year history of Carl Zeiss.

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History of Locations

History of Carl Zeiss at different locations worldwide.

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Historical Figures

Biographies and pictures of persons who worked for Carl Zeiss and who made important contributions to the modern world.

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Search in the archives

You can find even more images, printed material and other documents on the Carl Zeiss Archives website (in German only).

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