Olzog Publishing House

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The Olzog-Verlag ( original spelling : OLZOG Verlag ) was a German book publisher from Munich . It was founded in 1949 as "Isar Verlag" by Günter Olzog . The publisher's motto was "Inform & Set Accents".


The publishing house was founded on December 10, 1949 by Günter Olzog , who was a partner and sole managing director until 1998, as Isar-Verlag Dr. Günter Olzog co-founded. He wanted to provide information "objectively and critically". From 1953 to 1959 Helga Grebing worked as a lecturer for contemporary history and politics at Olzog-Verlag. In 1960 the name was changed to Günter-Olzog-Verlag . From 1972 the publishing house was organized in a GmbH . In 1987 the company was sold to the modern industry publishing house in Landsberg am Lech. In 1998 it was sold on to the former board spokesman Reinhard Möstl and the Weltbild publishing group, and the company's headquarters were relocated to Munich- Sendling . At that time, sales amounted to 2 million D-Marks.

On January 1, 2014, Lau-Verlag in Reinbek near Hamburg took over the non-fiction program (“History, Politics, Society”) from Olzog-Verlag, which only kept its “cross-media programs”. In 2017 the publishing house was sold to Mediengruppe Oberfranken and has been continued there as an imprint ever since .


In 2007, the number of new publications a year was between 20 and 30 books. Until the end of 2013, the publishing program comprised the social sciences areas of politics, economics (including the “Liberal Series” on well-known economic theorists), society and contemporary history. A total of over 1200 titles were published. More recent works have been published mainly in the areas of education and specialist information . One focus recently was teaching and practice materials for kindergarten, school, senior care and school counseling, which were offered online at eDidact for a fee from 2009 .

At Olzog Verlag published u. a.


  • Dagmar Olzog, Johannes Hacker, Curt Vinz (eds.): Documentation of German-language publishers, with CD-Rom. 15th edition, Redline Wirtschaft, Frankfurt am Main 1962–2004; ISBN 978-3-636-03019-1 , ISSN  0931-7538 (published every three years, finished in 2004).

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Died. Günter Olzog . In: Book Market , May 21, 2007.
  2. a b c d Dagmar Olzog, Johannes Hacker (ed.): Documentation of German-language publishers . 14th edition, Verlag modern industry, Landsberg am Lech 2001, ISBN 3-478-38764-7 , p. 222.
  3. Günter Olzog , in: Internationales Biographisches Archiv 4/1999 from January 18, 1999, in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely available)
  4. a b Olzog-Verlag sold . horizont.net, May 15, 1998.
  5. Lau Verlag takes over Olzog's book program. In: Book Market . December 18, 2013, accessed January 1, 2020 .
  6. Olzog Verlag is completely taken over. Future as the imprint of the Upper Franconia media group. In: Börsenblatt . November 3, 2016, accessed January 1, 2020 .