We introduce ourselves

In a nutshell

Relevant, structured, and organised media content - provided quickly and professionally. Axel Springer Syndication archives, researches, and utilises information and offers licences for articles and photos.

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3 content types
Articles, Images, Facts
Articles
80 million
press clippings
Images
9 million images
from all over the world
Facts
140 years
contemporary history

We are international

Articles from the media of Axel Springer SE, photos from the inventory of international partner agencies of ullstein bild, or our global licencing business: Our focal points are diversely interconnected in a world-wide network. You can profit from a strong partner by your side - domestically as well as internationally.
Discover the variety of our texts for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  
From Australia to Cyprus - find out about our worldwide photos!

Our units

We are your contact partner for any questions about terms, services, and prices.  And we will keep in touch with you with news about our media and products.

Your contacts:

Oliver
Hamann
Head of Sales
+49 30 2591 73103
Barbara
Kunze
Senior Manager Cooperations and Partners
+49 30 2591 71293

We are your contact partner for all questions and wishes regarding content and we continuously develop our products for you.

Your contacts:

Dr. Katrin
Bomhoff
Senior Manager Asset & Exhibition
+49 30 2591 73164
Nicole
Ziebell
Senior Manager Content & Research Services
+49 30 2591 71288
Thorun-Christine
Matthies
Senior Manager Content Solutions
+49 30 2591 71278
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Kirsten
Polcuch
Curated Services Management
+49 30 2591 71283

We manage and represent Axel Springer Syndication.

Your contacts:

Torsten
Hoch
Geschäftsleitung
+49 30 2591 71292
Oliver
Hamann
Head of Sales
+49 30 2591 73103

Our history

1894
Acquisition of 'Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung'. The Ullstein Archive (text and photo) was established. Since 2013, ullstein bild is a brand of the Axel Springer Syndication GmbH.
1914
The newspaper Vossische Zeitung is published by Ullstein Verlag.
1921
The publishing house Ullstein & Co. becomes Ullstein AG. Significant photographers of the Weimar Republic contribute to the Ullstein titles. Their photos made their way into the archive and are still available today.
30.01.1933
Rise to power of the National Socialists, synchronisation of German press. Under the pressure of the National Socialist regime, the Jewish publishing family Ullstein sells the publishing house for a price far below its actual value in 1934.
1937
The Ullstein Publishing House is renamed "German Publishing House". The photo stock, which has grown to several million photos by the end of the war, survives the air raids of Berlin almost unscathed thanks to removal for storage.
03.02.1945
Bomb attack on the newspaper quarter in Berlin - destruction of a big part of the text archive.
1945
After the war, the archive is rebuilt in the Ullstein House in the Tempelhof district after having suffered only minor damages. As many other photo collections were destroyed or dispersed, there is an increase in external requests for the Ullstein photo a
1946
Hamburg: Founding of Axel Springer Publishing.
1950
Renaming of the photo archive into "Ullstein Bilderdienst".
1958
Founding of the Hamburg text archive for verification of self-publications.
1959
Acquisition of the majority of shares of Ullstein AG by publisher Axel Springer.
1971
Combination of the text archive Hamburg with the WELT archive as one central text archive.
1985
Takeover of the Ullstein publishing objects by Axel Springer Publishing.
1986
Introduction of electronic image processing at Ullstein Photo Services.
1987
Fact database biographies.
1989
IT-supported development of press material, first reference database.
1995
Provision of an online image database.
2001
Renaming of the main department text archive into Axel Springer Publishing Infopool. Ullstein Photo Services together with the Hamburg photo archive of Axel Springer AG becomes ullstein bild, start of the Internet presence under www.ullsteinbild.de.
2005
Cooperation with the documentation SPIEGEL Publishing House: Both publishing houses evaluate press material for each other, joint development of databases.
2008
Move of the press archive and the photo archive Hamburg to Berlin.
01.04.2013
Founding of Axel Springer Syndication GmbH.

Our references

Articles

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Images

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