Am Leitz-Park, 35578 Wetzlar, Germany
Made in GermanyCareful craftsmanship is increasingly hard to find these days, but in Germany it remains a source of pride. From timeless handicrafts to the latest tech devices, German products reflect a precision and care that make the Made in Germany label so coveted. For two centuries, the cuckoo clocks of the Black Forest have dependably announced the hours while Glashütte’s history of creating some of the world’s finest watches such as A. Lange & Söhne dates back to 1845. Lovers of centuries-old porcelain products should head to Meissen near Dresden or KPM in Berlin. Chefs, amateur and otherwise, will want to head to Solingen. Its fame as a medieval center for the production of swords lives on today as companies like Wüsthof and Zwilling J.A. Henckels produce the world’s finest chef’s knives.
From the first 35 mm camera to the first compact digital camera, Leica has been a leader in photography for a century. Many of the world’s most iconic images, and perhaps many of your own favorite travel memories, were shot with Leica cameras. To mark the 100th anniversary of the company, Leica moved into new headquarters at Leitz-Park in Wetzlar. The buildings in subdued gray stone with white terrazzo floors and black details were inspired by cameras and strips of film. It’s a uniquely engaging experience, sure to provide inspiration as you photograph your world.