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10 Oct 2019
10 am, Meeting Point: Messe Berlin, Hammarskjöldplatz, 14055 Berlin

Berlin Publishing Tours

Two parallel tours start on Thursday, 10 October 2019, at 10:00 am.
Both tours will end at about 16:30 pm on 10 October 2019.

Participants of both tours meet in front of Messe Berlin, Entrance to Hall 21.
Address: Hammarskjöldplatz, 14055 Berlin, Germany

Below please find the tour programmes. Please note that we can accept a maximum of 20 participants per tour.



Print Tour, Stop 1: Press logistics and distribution

As a specialist, Ohl offers best-of-class industry solutions in press logistics. Customers benefit from tailor-made solutions along the entire supply chain. Ohl’s logistics services are tailored to the wishes and needs of its customers – from organisation, control, processing and monitoring, the associated information management, communication, procurement and delivery.


Print Tour, Stop 2: One of the largest newspaper print plants

Druckhaus Spandau has been producing newspapers for the district and Berlin for 20 years. 9 daily newspapers, 2 weekly newspapers and 5 Sunday newspapers see the light of day here. These include Bild, BZ, Welt am Sonntag, Berliner Morgenpost, Die Welt, Der Tagesspiegel, Süddeutsche Zeitung and finally Berliner Woche. 1000 reels of paper weighing around 1,300 tons are consumed here every week. During the printing process, the paper runs through the machines at a speed of almost 50 km/h. Depending on the type of production, 40,000 or 80,000 newspapers per hour are produced on one press.


Print Tour, Stop 3: State-of-the-art newspaper printing

Märkische Verlags- und Druck-Gesellschaft (MVD) operates a modern printing centre, which was built in the early 1990s and modernised for F.A.Z. production in the year 2000. Today the centre has 84 printing units installed. The main product of the MVD is “Märkische Allgemeine” (MAZ), which is published in Rhenish format (350 x 520 mm). In Potsdam, partial editions of  “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (F.A.Z.) and “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” (FAS) are also printed in Nordic format (400 x 570 mm).


Editorial Tour, Stop 1: Old newspaper – fresh newsroom

“Berliner Morgenpost” is a German regional daily newspaper for the greater Berlin area. It was founded in 1898 and has been part of Funke Mediengruppe since 2014. The newspaper is published daily. The paid circulation is 79,060 copies. The first issue appeared on 20 September 1898. Its founder and publisher was Leopold Ullstein, under whom the Berliner Morgenpost grew into one of Germany’s largest daily newspapers.


Editorial Tour, Stop 2: A modern news organisation

The Tagesspiegel is a daily newspaper from Berlin founded in 1945. It is published by Der Tagesspiegel, in which DvH Medien holds 80 percent and Sebastian Turner 20 percent. The motto of the newspaper classified as liberal publication is “rerum cognoscere causas” – to recognise the causes of things.


Editorial Tour, Stop 3: Krautreporter

Alternative Journalism

Krautreporter was founded in 2014 by Sebastian Esser (publisher), Philipp Schwörbel (managing director) and Alexander von Streit (editor-in-chief). Until 13 June 2014, 15,000 subscribers (“members”) raised 900,000 euros to finance the project. The donors paid 60 euros for the first year and thus had the opportunity to comment on the freely readable articles on the platform. The beta version of the online magazine was released for subscribers in September 2014 and finally officially for all readers on 24 October 2014.

Berlin Publishing Tours


Meeting Point: Hammarskjöldplatz, 14055 Berlin