Schlütersche publishing company

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Schlütersche publishing company

legal form GmbH & Co. KG
founding February 3, 1747
Seat 30173 Hanover , Hans-Böckler-Allee 7
management Managing directors: Stefan Schnieder, Lutz Bandte, Natalia Kontsour-Selivanov
Number of employees 550 (media group, as of March 31, 2020)
Branch Publishing , online services and media

The Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, in short Schlütersche , is a 1747-founded medium-sized publisher with headquarters in Hannover .


On February 3, 1747, the company was founded as the "Landscape Book Printing". The first orders were the printing of the "Hanoverian Church Chant Book", the "Genesius'schen Catechism" and a calendar. The Evangelical hymn book is still published by Schlüterschen today. In 1749 Heinrich Ernst Christoph Schlüter was entrusted with the responsible management of the print shop . He, from 1788 his son Georg Christoph Schlüter and their descendants shaped the company in such a way that it became more and more synonymous with the family name. In 1878 it was finally entered in the commercial register as Schlütersche book printing .

Hannoversches Tageblatt , owned by the company from 1863–1940
Exterior view of the Schlüterschen headquarters at Hans-Böckler-Allee 7, Hanover

In the Kingdom of Hanover , the company came into the possession of the Hannoversche Tageblatt , founded in 1851 or 1852, in 1863 , which then remained in the possession of the Schlüterschen until 1940 .

In 1903 the Schlüter family sold the company to the entrepreneur Heinrich Ludwig Hartmann. The Schlütersche kept its name, although it no longer had any connection with its previous owners. In 1930 the first business telephone directory for the city of Hanover was published, the predecessor of today's Yellow Pages . In 1936 Heinrich Ludwig Hartmann converted the company into a limited partnership .

Destroyed company building of the Schlüterschen after a bomb attack in World War II, November 1943

During the Second World War , numerous employees were drafted into military service. On the night of November 8th to 9th, 1943, the Schlütersche was completely destroyed in a bomb attack. From the turn of 1943/44, publisher Emil Engebrecht reorganized the work in his apartment. Schlütersche outsourced newspaper operations to Göttingen and printing to Hildesheim.

Where by the sculptor Charles Gundelach on the city cemetery Engesohde designed family grave at Hermann Wilhelm Schlüter the staff of the left Schlütersche after 1945 a plaque for the First and Second World War fallen colleagues install.

Formerly the Schlüterschen publishing house on Georgswall in Hanover, 1950s

In 1946 the reconstruction of the administration building on Georgswall and the Tageblatt-Haus began. In the post-war years the new Schlütersche Buchdruckerei - Verlagsanstalt was built. Old titles appear again, new publications are taken into the publishing house.

During the 20th century, the telecommunications directories developed into the Schlüterschen's most important sales drivers. Since around the year 2000, digital offers have become increasingly important for company sales. At the same time, Schlütersche expanded additional services such as website creation, search engine and social media marketing and digital reach. The media group looks after more than 70,000 customers nationwide.

In the meantime the company is a pure publisher under the current name Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. The print shop has been a legally independent company since 2002 and was closed in 2011.


Official telephone directory and business directory of the Oberpostdirektion Hannover , printed by Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft
  • Telecommunication directories, in long-term cooperation with DeTeMedien GmbH, Frankfurt am Main . These include yellow pages and the telephone book as well as the associated online services. Additional services in online marketing enable greater reach.
  • More than 30 trade journals (total circulation in 2017: 6,687,208), books and online media on, among other things, health & care, craft & construction, industry, motor vehicles & mobility, animal health as well as advice on leisure and cultural topics. In addition, the publishing e-learning and industry events offers, including the German nursing day in cooperation with the German Nursing Council eV , the German care price, the Fleet Forum and the Lower Saxony Animal Medical Assembly.


In addition to its headquarters in Hanover, the company is represented in Augsburg , Berlin , Bielefeld , Frankfurt , Hamburg , Karlsruhe , Cologne , Leipzig , Magdeburg , Munich , Oldenburg and Rostock . The holdings form the Schlütersche Mediengruppe as a whole.

  • adEmma GmbH
  • Carry-On Trade Publishing GmbH
  • d.Tales GmbH
  • G. Braun Telefonbuchverlage GmbH & Co. KG
  • Giesel Verlag GmbH
  • Communication & Economy GmbH
  • Mediengesellschaft Magdeburg mbH
  • M. & H. Schaper GmbH
  • Schlütersche Marketing Holding GmbH
  • Schlütersche Marketing Services GmbH
  • SunMedia Verlags GmbH
  • TVL Telefonbuch-Verlagsgesellschaft in Leipzig mbH
  • Publishing company Haus & Markt


  • Günter Warnecke u. a .: Time travel through a quarter of a millennium: 1747 - 1997. The Chronicle of the Schlütersche , part 2 of the series Schlütersche Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei, Hanover: 1747 - 1997 , Hanover: Schlütersche, 1997
  • Hugo Thielen : Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. In: Klaus Mlynek, Waldemar R. Röhrbein (eds.) U. a .: City Lexicon Hanover . From the beginning to the present. Schlütersche, Hannover 2009, ISBN 978-3-89993-662-9 , pp. 545f.

Web links

Commons : Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Hugo Thielen: Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft (see literature)
  2. ^ Klaus Mlynek: Hannoversches Tageblatt. In: Stadtlexikon Hannover , p. 266
  3. ^ Hugo Thielen: Schlüter, (3) Hermann Wilhelm .... In: Stadtlexikon Hannover , pp. 544f.
  4. Compare the documentation at Commons (under the section Weblinks )

Coordinates: 52 ° 22 '15.96 "  N , 9 ° 45' 52.92"  O