Kohlhammer Verlag

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W. Kohlhammer Verlag GmbH
Kohlhammer Logo offcial.jpg
Founded 30 April 1866
Founder Wilhelm Kohlhammer [de]
Country of origin  Germany
Headquarters location Stuttgart
Key people Leopold Freiherr von und zu Weiler[1]
Revenue 64.1 million Euros[2]
No. of employees 328
Official website www.kohlhammer.de

W. Kohlhammer Verlag GmbH, or Kohlhammer Verlag, is a German publishing house headquartered in Stuttgart. In addition to publishing, the company is also involved with electronic communications and media, data storage, and printing. It is managed cooperatively by its management.


Kohlhammer Verlag was founded in Stuttgart on 30 April 1866 by Wilhelm Kohlhammer [de]. Kohlhammer had taken over the businesses of his late father-in-law, a 120-year-old printer and a profitable bathhouse [de]. The printing business, operating out of the back of a commercial building at 14 Urbanstrasse, became W. Kohlhammer Verlag and was funded by proceeds from the bathhouse until it was closed in 1890.

Urban paperbacks[edit]

Kohlhammer Verlag's science program is formed by its Urban paperbacks [de], a well-known series in Germany whose topics include history, psychology, education, theology, and philosophy. Urban was founded in 1953, making it the first scientific paperback serial in Germany, by Fritz Ernst [de].


  1. ^ "Impressum" (in German). Kohlhammer Verlag. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  2. ^ From financial statements to the Bundesanzeiger for 2014.

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