Ganske Publishing Group

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Ganske Publishing Group

legal form GmbH
founding 1907
Seat Hamburg , Germany
management Thomas Ganske, publisher and board member
Number of employees 1,500 (2007)
sales € 270 million (2007)
Branch Media company

The Ganske publishing group is the holding company of a medium-sized group of companies that brings together 18 companies with around 1,500 employees. The company's main focus is on books , magazines , electronic media and retail . The main locations are Hamburg and Munich .

In addition to the literary publisher, the focus of the topics lies in the areas of travel, gourmet, lifestyle and architecture. Licensed versions of the published by the publishing group magazines and service productions such as the BMW Magazine and the Evonik magazine appear in the world in many countries.


In 1907 Richard Ganske founded the reading circle " Readers' Circle Daheim " in Kiel , which his son Kurt Ganske later took over and expanded. After the Second World War he founded the Jahreszeiten Verlag for upscale magazines (since June 1948 e.g. the Merian magazine ) and acquired the traditional Hamburg book publisher Hoffmann und Campe , which once published Heinrich Heine's books and which today includes Siegfried Lenz , Angela Merkel , José Saramago , Harald Martenstein , Loki Schmidt , Stephen Hawking , Patricia Cornwell , Doris Lessing and Matthias Politycki . Since the death of Kurt Ganske, his son Thomas Ganske has led the group of companies at the head of a three-person board.

In 1986 the publishing group brought the then innovative magazine Tempo , inspired by Vanity Fair and New York Magazine , the so-called New Journalism to Germany. The weekly newspaper Die Woche , discontinued in 2002, was also published by the Ganske publishing group.

In May 2011, the Ganske publishing group took over the art book publisher Hatje Cantz as well as the travel guide brands Polyglott and APA from Langenscheidt , which will be continued in the company GVG TRAVEL MEDIA.

In 2015 iPUBLISH Ganske Interactive Publishing GmbH and were discontinued. In December 2016, with effect from February 2017, the production and distribution of the two-thousand-one booklet was taken over.


The group's activities include books and magazines, electronic travel and navigation software, a mail-order bookstore, a reading group and the Relais & Châteaux -Hotel Hohenhaus.



See: Jahreszeiten Verlag

Electronic publishing

  • 4Seasons


  • Readership at home
  • Press special trade
  • Premium Sales Germany
  • Advertise Mercury
  • Rhenania book delivery
  • Akzente mail order bookshop
  • Science Shop
  • vitaldirekt shipping
  • Mail: Order: Kaiser
  • Taubert mail order bookshop
  • Frölich and Kaufmann art bookstore
  • Hotel Hohenhaus ( Relais & Châteaux )

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

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