Our Publishing Houses and Services
The Westermann Gruppe produces educational materials for all age groups, school types and subjects, as well as offering a range of products for learning and personal development outside of the classroom. Our editors work closely with teachers, academics and educational specialists at every stage of product development. As a result, our educational materials combine the very latest teaching methods and research with a pragmatic approach to the classroom.
The Westermann Bildungsmedien Verlag is our publishing house for general educational materials. Our complete programme consists of over 15,000 titles that cater to all ages, school types, subjects and regional requirements. We offer a range of respected titles for mathematics and the sciences, pragmatic products for German, the humanities and all subjects of primary schools, as well as a comprehensive programme for foreign languages. Our acclaimed cartographic range includes the Diercke Atlas, a fixture in German classrooms since 1883.
The Westermann Gruppe is the market leader in e-learning, focusing on the development of digital applications such as educational apps and learning platforms. Our digital portfolio covers a broad spectrum. We offer Maths textbooks for primary schools on our ‘BiBox’ platform, a fully digitised edition of our Diercke Atlas and our long-running reading support platform, ‘Antolin’. We have also developed the successful ‘Online Diagnose’ platform, allowing teachers to monitor their students learning and development, as well as the learning platform ‘Kapiert.de’ for secondary school students.
Our comprehensive vocational programme, covering nearly all recognised professions, has established the Westermann Gruppe as the leading provider of vocational education materials. Our entire vocational portfolio is managed by Westermann Berufliche Bildung in Cologne.
Our vocational portfolio covers professions such as commerce, technical industries, nursing and social welfare. We offer a diverse range of educational materials tailored to both full-time vocational schools and individuals in further education and vocational training. All textbooks are also available via the Westermann learning platform BiBox. Other digital products include the GEORG learning portal, a portal to learn the content of various vocational training programmes, and the sicherbestehen.de portal, for the effective preparation of final exams.
Since 2018 we have grouped our former brands Westermann, Bildungsverlag EINS and Winklers under the Westermann brand.
Beyond The Schoolbook
The publishing house Westermann Lernwelten develops innovative educational materials outside of the traditional school textbook. These materials can be used for preschool and out of school and private development, as well as in day care. Westermann also offers titles for both speech therapy and occupational therapy for children. They are also used in schools independently of our textbooks. Our portfolio includes educational games, lab kits, workbooks, master copies, flash cards, teaching aids and mock exams. Westermann Lernwelten is responsible for Westermann, LÜK, SCHUBI and Spectra.
One of the most popular products is the LÜK learning system, which is now used in 35 countries. With LÜK, children solve factual and concentration tasks and can then check their answers themselves. In addition, the Nikitin building blocks, number towers and dice are among the publisher's best-known products. And for in-depth learning and exam preparation, the FiNALE and Fit fürs Abi series have become well established products.
Additionally, Westermann Lernwelten also operates ‘lernando’, the patform for parents who want to support their children in learning.
The Arena publishing house, specialising in children's literature, is also part of the Westermann Gruppe.
Arena Verlag primarily offers German-speaking authors a publishing home. At the Würzburg location, around 50 people work with passion, commitment and creativity on good and exciting entertainment for children and everyone else with the aim of making reading fun possible.
With about 2,000 available titles as hardcovers, paperbacks, board books, EVA books, brochures, audio books, mp3s and eBooks, Arena Verlag nowadays keeps a diverse range for infants, children, and young adults on hand. Bestselling German and international authors and illustrators are published by Arena, including Isabel Abedi, Antje Babendererde, Katja Brandis, Ina Brandt, Stefanie Dahle, Andreas ESCHBACH, Neil Gaiman, Kerstin Gier, KNISTER, Daniela Kohl, Jo Nesbø, Alice Pantermüller, Anna Ruhe and Andreas H. Schmachtl. Our catalogue includes best-selling children's books series such as "Mein Lotta-Leben", "Woodwalkers", "Einhorn Funkelstern", "Tilda Apfelekern’ and ‘Snöfried". Arena Verlag is one of the few publishers in Germany that is able to award many of its books with the "Blauer Engel" sustainability seal.
Educational media for schools, vocational training and for supporting and challenging students
With our own publishing houses in Austria, we develop country-specific educational media for the national curricula and suitable for the specific educational systems. Westermann Dorner, Westermann Jugend & Volk and Hölzel Verlag are the names of our publishing houses in Vienna. With their extensive and varied offers, they serve almost all subjects, school levels and types.
In addition, the programme includes materials for the school entry level, for various training professions, for open forms of learning, pedagogical titles as well as accompanying materials for existing textbooks. Since 2021, Westermann has offered a growing segment on the topic of "support and encouragment" in Austria.
Educational media for preschool, school, vocational training and for therapy
Three publishing houses in Schaffhausen develop and distribute educational media for the Swiss market. Westermann Schulverlag Schweiz offers educational resources for all subjects of general education in all cycles of compulsory schooling, for kindergarten and pre-school and in vocational training.
Other educational media, including therapeutic media, are produced by our subsidiary SCHUBI Lernmedien. KLV Verlag also offers a wide range of teaching materials, workbooks and non-fiction books specifically for vocational education.
KLV Verlag AG
SCHUBI Lernmedien AG
Westermann Schulverlag Schweiz AG
Telephone: +41 52 64410 10
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Westermann – outside the German-speaking world
Learning math while playing
Westermann's bridge to the world: Blue Duck Education supplies schools worldwide with the mathematics learning platform Manga high from London. It is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish and German.