Milestones in the history of MAIRDUMONT

1948

Cartographic Institute Kurt Mair was founded.

1952

Company Name changed to Mairs Geographischer Verlag Kurt Mair GmbH & Co. KG. Moving into Spittlerstraße Stuttgart.

1957

Death of Kurt Mair. Volkmar Mair becomes CEO. First Varta Guide established.

1972

Publishing and printing house move to Ostfildern (Kemnat).

1995

Logistic centre in Ulm starts operations.

2000

MARCO POLO online available at www.marcopolo.de

2005

Agreement of takeover of DuMont Reiseverlags by Mairs Geographischer Verlag is signed. New company name is MAIRDUMONT.

2007

MAIRDUMONT takes over CartoTravel with complete ADAC Cartography.

1951

Baedekers Autoführer Verlag and Mairs Graphische Betriebe established.

1954

German "General Map" is published 1:200.000.

1967

Stake in KOMPASS acquired.

1979

Start of collaborating with Allianz. First BAEDEKER Allianz travel guides are published.

1991

The first 39 MARCO POLO travel guides are published.

1998

Mairs Geographischer Verlag purchases the FALK publishing group from Bertelsmann.

2002

www.falk.de becomes one of Germany's leading travel & routing portals.

2004

Takeover of DuMont Reiseverlag completed beginning of November 2004.

2006

The first German Lonely Planet editions are published.

2010

Dr. Stephanie Mair-Huydts becomes Chairwoman of the Management Board.

2012

MARCO POLO Relaunch