COLUMBUS Verlag Paul Oestergaard GmbH, with its headquarters in Krauchenwies, Sigmaringen District, Baden-Württemberg, is the oldest still-producing globe manufactory, and at the same time the market leader in this field.
The family-owned company, founded in 1909 as a cartographic publisher, is now in its fourth generation. The manufacture of the globes of hand-blown crystal glass is characterised by innovative technology and handiwork. High-quality paper in finely harmonised colours, which are printed in fine printing screen, are precisely mounted on the globes. Thus, cartographic masterpieces of the highest quality are produced from a wealth of experience, skills and passion.
In 2009, COLUMBUS Verlag Paul Oestergaard GmbH celebrated its 100th anniversary, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in attendance.