Find out about energy supply, the materials used to produce our globes, and our interaction with employees.
99% Precision. 1% Adventure.
The globe has no end and no beginning. And yet it offers an important perspective: To grasp the world at a glance. We have been producing our globes by hand for more than 110 years. Each model is a unicum of the highest precision - but with a bit of soul that makes every piece of craftsmanship unmistakable. COLUMBUS-Globes, perfection all round.
Welcome to COLUMBUS
Tradition is high up on our agenda. But the oldest still producing globe manufacturer has far more to offer.
All our globes and maps are developed and produced in Germany.
The maps are hand-coated onto mouth-blown globe spheres with passion and devotion.
Precisely because we, as a globe manufacturer, view our world every day, we give special consideration to sustainability regarding our products and our interaction with employees and customers.
The experience that has now grown for over more than five generations makes COLUMBUS the leading brand for globes in specialized trade and the innovation driver in the entire industry.
How to change a light bulb? What does "hand-coated" mean? Here, you can find this and more information as well as videos about our globes.
Why does a COLUMBUS globe offer true added value? Experience your globe with the interactive tools of the Audio Video Pen.
COLUMBUS Explorer Pen
The hand-coated COLUMBUS globes are
standardly equipped with audio and video
technology, so the sensor at the pen tip can read codes on the globe. Each code is linked to different audio or video files.
When touched upon the globe, the pen recognizes each code and plays the associated data file via an integrated speaker or the headphone output.