Challenge the Limits of Imagination

175 Jahre Seeing beyond

Ever since ZEISS was founded 175 years ago, curiosity, passion and precision have been inspiring us, our customers and our partners. Together, we have succeeded time after time in opening up new perspectives, transforming major challenges into major opportunities and making the impossible possible.
In spite of the many changes the world has seen over the past 175 years, one thing has stayed the same: together, we challenge the limits of our imagination.
Signet 175 Jahre ZEISS
ZEISS Beyond Talks

For 175 years, ZEISS has been asking “How can we challenge the limits of our imagination?” To celebrate this vision, ZEISS has partnered up with thought leaders and great minds from around the globe for the series "ZEISS Beyond Talks" where they speak about their work, visions, and how they are having a major impact on our world.

Magnifying the molecules of tomorrow

Interview with Prof. Joachim Mayer, Materials Scientist at RWTH Aachen University

Lights in the Deep Sea

Interview with Prof. Antje Boetius, microbiologist, researcher

Countdown to the 175th Anniversary

on 17 November 2021

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What drives us

As the pioneer of science in optics, we continue to challenge the limits of our imagination. With our passion for excellence we create value for our customers and inspire the world to see in new ways.

ZEISS – an Internationally Leading Technology Enterprise

founded by Carl Zeiss in Jena
locations in almost 50 countries
employees worldwide

ZEISS History at a Glance

ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest 2021

ZEISS at the Digital Summit 2020

ZEISS Museum of Optics

Press Kit

175 years of  ZEISS

ZEISS Newsroom

News, Press Releases, Events Calendar

Corporate Responsibility

Across five fields of action, ZEISS is building on its historical values and defining its responsibility for ensuring sustainable development.