Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany’s largest media companies. It is a true global player that’s present in 18 countries.
Hubert Burda, who has been working for the company since the 1960s, took over its reins following the death of his father in 1986. At that time, the company’s core business comprised 15 periodicals and various print shops. Thanks to a keen business sense and great potential for innovation, under his leadership the company has broken through a series of milestones in the history of the German media.
The emergence o fSuper Illu as the most popular sales magazine in eastern Germany, the launch of Focus, a news magazine with a practical knowledge, and the development of the innovative Lisa brand are just a few examples of Burda’s successful media concepts.
The success story of Hubert Burda Media owes its humble beginnings to a three-man printing works located in the town of Offenburg in the region of Baden and run by Franz Burda, printing and publishing the very first articles of the written press back in the era of Kaiser Wilhelm II. His son, Senator Franz Burda, then took over, expanding the business with a great deal of sense and publishing talent.
In parallel, Aenne Burda, the senator’s wife, once described by Lothar Späth as “Germany’s secret fashion queen”, built up the world’s largest fashion publishing house, riding on the success of the publication Burda Moden. Today, the fashion classic Burda Style is published in 17 languages in 99 different countries across the globe.
Hubert Burda Media has an extensive brand portfolio and publishes 327 magazines worldwide. 87 of these appear in Germany. The German publishing companies are located in Offenburg, Munich, Hamburg and Berlin.
BurdaInternational publishes another 240 magazines on 19 markets.
Burda Eastern Europe runs its own publishing companies in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Poland, Czech Republic and Romania. Burda Holding International is the holding company for a number of publishing houses in South-East Asia, France, the UK and in Turkey where Burda publishes 26 magazines in partnership with Turkey’s leading media group, Dogan Medya.
Hubert Burda Media started in Poland in 1989 launching Burda and Mój Piekny Ogrod. Today, after 25 years it’s almost 50 magazines, 20 online platforms, custom publishing, events and TV programs