Saturday, January 19, 2019


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 © Bill Rosauer

I have been in Wetzlar many times and never missed a visit to Leica.  They have treated me very well and allowed me to see their operation way beyond what is available to the average visitor.

I have often thought that a guided tour, beyond just the standard Leica tour would be amazing.  Well, this has become reality.

Join Bill Rosauer, LHSA President Emeritus and Viewfinder Journal Editor for a once in a lifetime experience visiting the home of the Leica, Wetzlar, Germany. Bill will personally guide you on this discovery tour of the new facilities at Leitz Park as well as the historic places important to Leica history in the old city of Wetzlar.

Bill has been associated with Leica for many years, first as an enthusiastic Leica photographer and then as a stand-alone Leica dealer. Bill is a graduate of three Leica Akademies and has traveled to Wetzlar many times over the past 45 years. In addition to being President Emeritus of the LHSA and the Editor of its quarterly journal the Viewfinder since the year 2000, Bill has been a consultant to Leica over the past twenty years.

The old Leitz administration building
 © Bill Rosauer

The original Leica Factory in Wetzlar which is now owned and used by Leica Microsystems
© Bill Rosauer

Highlights of the tour will be the new Leica Factory, Customer Care Department and Museum, and an exclusive in-depth visit to the newly opened Archives with Monica Bock, Curator along with Jim Lager, world renowned Leica expert and author.  Another treat will be to tour Haus Friedwart, the former residence of the Leitz family with a guided tour by no other than Knut Kühn Leitz, grandson of Ernst Leitz II.  In addition, they have many special events planned at Leitz Park. You will meet Stefan Daniel, Product Manager Photo and Peter Karbe, Head of Optical Design at Leica. They will also visit the newly opened Leica World Photo Exhibition Spaces and of course the Leica Store will be on their list as well. Join Leica employees for lunch at the Casino Restaurant at Leitz Park or Take a break for coffee and pastry at the Café Leitz.

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1 comment:

  1. Great! This has to be the most extensive Leica tour ever put together.