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MairDumont GmbH & Co. KG

legal form GmbH & Co. KG
founding 1948
Seat Ostfildern , Germany
management Volkmar Mair, Stephanie Mair-Huydts, Frank Mair
Number of employees 508
sales 101.30 million euros
Branch cartography
As of December 31, 2017

The MairDumont GmbH & Co. KG is the largest German travel publishing group based in Ostfildern with Stuttgart . In addition to non-fiction books and the Marco Polo travel guides , she gives u. a. the general map 1: 200,000 for Germany and its neighboring countries.


The company was founded in Stuttgart in 1948 as the Kurt Mair Cartographic Institute and specialized in road cartography and small-scale maps . The first Shell atlas and the first ADAC maps appeared in 1950. From 1952 the company traded as Mairs Geographischer Verlag Kurt Mair . In 1952 the company moved into the new building on Spittlerstrasse in Stuttgart. In 1972 the publishing house and printer moved to Ostfildern. In 1994 the construction of a logistics center in Ulm began, which went into operation in 1995.

In 1998, the Falk publishing group , which was the leader in city maps, was taken over. In 2004 Mairs Geographischer Verlag signed the agreement to take over DuMont Reiseverlag, the most important division of DuMont Buchverlag since the 1970s , in Cologne . At the same time, the publishing house M. DuMont Schauberg took a 10% stake in Mairs Geographisches Verlag. Therefore, on January 1, 2005, it was renamed MairDumont . In 2007 the geographical publisher Ravenstein was bought, the three locations closed and all 150 employees made redundant.

subsidiary company

Publishers or brands

new media

  • Content Labs (acquired by MairDumont in 2011)
  • Escapio (taken over by MairDumont in 2016)
  • Falk Content & Internet Solutions (founded in 2009)
  • hubermedia (50% share taken over by MairDumont in 2012)
  • Mair Media (from 2004 took over the marketing of the publishing group's products)
  • Marco Polo TV GmbH (founded in 2013)
  • TripsByTips (taken over by MairDumont in 2015)
  • (founded in 2008 by MairDumont and i5invest in Vienna)
  • United Navigation (created in 2003 as Falk Marcopolo Interactive from the merger of Falk New Media, founded in 2000, and Marco Polo New Media; name changed to Falk Navigation 2009; name changed to United Navigation 2010, insolvency in 2017 )

printing house

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Consolidated Financial Statements as of December 31, 2018 in the electronic Federal Gazette
  2. ^ Benjamin Friedrich: The publishing house cartography in Germany with special consideration of street maps and street atlases . Bachelor thesis 2009, online resource, GRIN Verlag, Munich 2009, DNB 1007053070 (Google Books) .
  3. Archived copy ( memento of the original dated February 21, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. Luxury hotel platform puts exit on Mairdumont . In: Gründerszene Magazin . ( [accessed on February 27, 2017]).
  6. MairDumont takes over TripsByTips / content manufacturer for tourism platforms. Retrieved February 27, 2017 .