An invitation from Leica Camera AG for
Saturday 24 May 2014
A MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF LEICA
The opening of Leitz Park in Wetzlar
It is both a beginning and a return. With the inauguration of its new and larger corporate headquarters, Leica Camera AG is returning to its roots. Wetzlar, in the German state of Hesse, is the birthplace of the Leica camera and the home of Ernst Leitz, the company that went on to become Leica Camera AG. This is where, 100 years ago, Oskar Barnack invented and constructed the first successful still-picture camera for 35 mm cine film with a negative format of 24 × 36 mm and laid the foundation of the Leica 35 mm camera – an innovation that irrevocably changed the world of photography and paved the way for countless classic, spectacular, historic and earth-shattering photographs.
We would very much like you to join us for the official opening of our new complex and the celebration of ‘100 Years of Leica Photography’ and warmly invite you to visit our ‘Open Day’. Find out all about the world of the legendary Leica products, ‘Made in Germany’, first hand – and closer than ever before. Experience the Leica legend and take a look behind the scenes at the precision and quality of Leica manufacturing processes. Join us on a journey through the history of 100 years of Leica photography. The Leica Galerie and numerous cultural highlights are waiting to amaze and inspire you. In addition to the Leica product milestones from our very beginnings to the present day, we will also be showing a multitude of exhibitions of photography through the ages. Masterpieces by world famous Leica photographers from a whole century of Leica photography. Pictures that made history; complemented by works of contemporary photography that will write the next chapters.
VISIT US ON OUR OPEN DAY IN LEITZ-PARK, AM LEITZ-PARK 5 IN WETZLAR:
ON SATURDAY 24 MAY 2014, BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 6 P.M
Food, drinks and a fantastic programme for children are all laid on. And there is no need to register if you wish to come.
Even after our Open Day you have the possibility to visit our “World of Leica Camera” in the Leitz-Park Wetzlar.
05/24/2014 - 05/24/2014
Leica Camera AG
Am Leitz-Park 5
Phone: +49 (0)6441 2080-0